Have you seen the Pop-up Living space on U street between 13th and 14th? It’s actually performance art called “Live” by artist Andrew Wodzianski. He will be living in the space from April 19 – April 30th. As I learned from Merin Guthrie, of the Cultural Development Corporation, Wodzianski is using his living space as a stage for a performance-based piece that explores everything from small space living, multifunctional design and ‘rear view window’ voyeurism to instant celebrity and social isolation. You can see a live stream of the exhibit as well. Fellow artist Scott Brooks tells me that while Wodzianski is gone now, he should be back around 2 pm.
The second exhibition in the U street area will be entitled “Work.” Via a process in which they will exchange ‘Shawbucks,’ a community-based currency, for objects of value to residents and businesses along the 9th Street corridor, Team Work will explore the meanings of value in the community: the value of art, space and commerce. Ultimately, the installation at the Moderno at 12th and U, titled “Here or There,” will consist of mementos and objects from residents of the Shaw and U Street neighborhoods that show how these residents make a living.