The 30 Days of New Life Project
A map is “a drawing that helps to tell us about a place.” (found in Art: Meaning, Method and Media, a first grade art text)
Essentially, the 30 Days of New Life Project is a series of performances where an artist (or artists) relocate to a new city, where they have not yet been, for a period of 30 Days. The change of place is an immersive investigation, an extended dialogue, that ultimately leads to the creation of a map or maps. While these maps are not what anyone would consider to be traditional, the end “product” is essentially constructed the same way. Our maps are drawn from observation and investigation as directed by the individuals we meet along the way. They tell us what must be included in the “drawing” and therefore greatly control the outcome.