Reaching Out

A project log for Invisible

A public art campaign inspiring people to share the differences that separate us, increasing social awareness and strengthening community.

Kate ReedKate Reed 08/30/2016 at 15:310 Comments

I’ve taken the plastic wrapped Invisible out in the world. It’s fun to see people engage with it. As I was setting it up for filming people came right up to ask me about it. It captivates people- especially kids. As we chatted about it, it immediately put people in a calm and thoughtful state and they were happy to add their notes to the sculpture.

I did have one accident. I had and Invisible sculpture set up in Copley Square in Boston, and a huge gust of wind blew it over and caused some damage. I had to take that Invisible apart, re-cut the damaged parts and reassemble it. I now know how careful I have to be stabilizing the sculpture at the base. Right now I’m using natural rocks, but for a long-term installation each Invisible needs to be screwed down to a secure base.

I’m now beginning to work up an Invisible website with photos, footage of Invisible in action, and a blog spot to post notes. I am also exploring installation locations within local communities and thinking of how I might adjust the words on the chest plate to make Invisible appropriate for various school settings. So far, this has been an amazing project to work on and I’m super excited about the next steps.