Artist Caroline Woolard works with 4 organizations and 2 art centers to create objects that speak to, and of shared language and better understanding in Cincinnati, Ohio
Wave Pool and the Contemporary Arts Center are working with New York-based artist Caroline Woolard to create a set of “listening objects” for four local organizations making inspiring contributions to both the economic and socio-cultural health of the city. In ongoing collaboration with MORTAR and Cincy Stories, Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI), and Heartfelt Tidbits, Woolard has designed compelling, multi-functional items in response to the character, activities and needs of each respective organization. They will operate simultaneously as art and beyond art – living as catalysts for organizations making an impact in Cincinnati to better hear, act, and be heard. These works will split time between being housed in these organizations, as well as in shared public spaces like libraries, community centers and galleries. At every site people can interact with and utilize these objects as platforms to speak, share, connect, and learn more about these artists, entrepreneurs and organizations making Cincinnati better through listening.
The project and resulting objects will be debuted on March 10th at the Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit with a presentation by Woolard along with representatives from each partnering organization. The objects will also be on display at the Contemporary Arts Center from March 7th – April 2nd, 2018.
This program is the first co-production between Wave Pool and the CAC and the inaugural effort in what both organizations hope will be a continuing program of public, participation-based projects that connect national artists with local organizations. This program aims at bringing prominent artist to Cincinnati to respond to community needs, facilitated in deep partnership with organizations and a specific neighborhood or community