Congrats to Point of Interest’s A. Bitterman

2010-11 Rocket Grants awardee A. Bitterman had a busy summer.

Last spring Bitterman was awarded the Indy Island residency by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, as a result of his proposal, Indigenous: Out of the Wild. The opportunity required artists to imagine how they would engage with the public while spending time on Indianapolis Island, an inhabitable sculpture designed by Andrea Zittel to float in a lake amidst 100 acres of wooded museum grounds.

Bitterman spent the months of June and July loose in the park, inviting visitors to engage with a human sized possum trap, two spotting scope-equipped viewing stations, a GPS tracker that could pinpoint his current location, an interpretive kiosk, a zone of unmediated flux, and videos instructing them how to communicate with the artist via sign language.

You can read and listen to more about the project in the following articles and blog posts:

The outlier artist known as A. Bitterman is spending the summer on an island – in Indiana by Theresa Bembnister

Indigenous: Out of the Wild blog

Nature is not your friend: A. Bitterman on Indy Island by Scott Shoger

IMA 100 Acres: A no-holds-barred view of nature at Indianapolis Museum of Art’s exhibit by David Lindquist

Modern Art Notes Podcast with Tyler Green

Images on this page courtesy of the artist and minister of information at warrior ant press.

 

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  1. [...] Apply for the Indy Island Residency by January 11, 2013. The image above shows the occupancy by last year’s resident and 2010 Rocket Grants recipient A. Bitterman. [...]



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