A VERTICAL PLATFORM, AN ASCENDING GALLERY FOR ARTISTIC INTERVENTION. A PROGRAM FOR ROTATING SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS OF EMERGING TO MID-CAREER MIAMI BASED ARTISTS, ELEVATE PROMOTES THE CREATION OF ACTIVE, PARTICIPATORY AND IMMERSIVE ART PRACTICES.
For Getting Up, the artist moved away from his signature gunpowder paintings in order to create an entirely immersive and experiential installation that encouraged the public to play and stay a while. The installation required viewer participation in what was both a childhood pastime and a transgressive act of auto-definition. Audience interaction became a means of communicating with the world and of marking one’s existence. Typoe succeeded in elongating time spent in transit, transforming this in-between space into an autobiographical time capsule of history and geography.
Here are images of the opening after the jump: