ILLEGAL ART
 

On November 3rd, 2018, Illegal Art’s co-founder, Otis Kriegel, spoke at TEDx Manhattan Beach’s event “Trail Blazers” on the subject of interactive and participatory public art, and about “Keeping It Public.” Illegal Art’s piece “TO ME” was also exhibited in the event’s exhibition hall.

ILLEGAL ART
 

On November 3rd, 2018, Illegal Art’s co-founder, Otis Kriegel, spoke at TEDx Manhattan Beach’s event “Trail Blazers” on the subject of interactive and participatory public art, and about “Keeping It Public.” Illegal Art’s piece “TO ME” was also exhibited in the event’s exhibition hall.

Including the public in public art | Otis Kriegel | TEDxManhattanBeach

“No matter what image is on the front, a trailer park, a mountain top, a beach, a castle or a museum, the postcard is the ubiquitous method of sharing time and place with others, and a “wish you were here” theme. Now it’s time for you to reminisce and reflect upon where you are now and where you may be in the future.”

In this participatory Public Art project, the artist Otis Kriegel invites the public to remove a postcard and to share that moment, their hopes for the next month and anything else they’d like their future self to know. The public should then return the postcard which will be sent to them in about six months, as a memorial to their past selves and in honor of them in the future.

This project was first set up at the 2013 SXSW Festival.

To watch the video, please click here.

Including the public in public art | Otis Kriegel | TEDxManhattanBeach

“No matter what image is on the front, a trailer park, a mountain top, a beach, a castle or a museum, the postcard is the ubiquitous method of sharing time and place with others, and a “wish you were here” theme. Now it’s time for you to reminisce and reflect upon where you are now and where you may be in the future.”

In this participatory Public Art project, the artist Otis Kriegel invites the public to remove a postcard and to share that moment, their hopes for the next month and anything else they’d like their future self to know. The public should then return the postcard which will be sent to them in about six months, as a memorial to their past selves and in honor of them in the future.

This project was first set up at the 2013 SXSW Festival.

To watch the video, please click here.