Performance artists Liene Bosquê and Nicole Seisler made direct impressions of a marker on a sidewalk along 14th Street Union Square using wet clay yesterday. Dubbed "City Souvenirs," the performance art aims to "create objects that will serve as a record of a specific moment in time of New York City's history." Their performance is part of the annual art festival called Art in Odd Places 2010 (Chance). Liene Bosquê and Nicole Seisler are Chicago-based artists currently pursuing their MFA degrees at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have been working together on City Souvenirs for the past year. This project blends their interests in site-specific work and the use of walking as a tool for art making.
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is New York City’s annual public art and performance festival from October 1 to October 10, 2010, along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River. The festival featured approximately 30 artists from New York and beyond, who applied their practice to an unconventional structure—playing off the idiosyncrasies inherent to the urban plane. The selected projects demonstrated various interpretations of the term CHANCE, including proposition, luck, randomness, risk, and opportunity, as they explore 14th Street’s rich history, configuration and heterogeneous communities.