ArtPrize artist Pippin Frisbie-Calder stands with her "Cancelled Edition" installation art piece

Call of the Wild: How Understanding Our Impact on an Individual Level Yields Long-Term Benefits

ArtPrize artist Pippin Frisbie-Calder stands with her "Cancelled Edition" installation art piece
ArtPrize artist Pippin Frisbie-Calder stands with her “Cancelled Edition” installation

“An individual’s actions when multiplied by many can have dramatic consequences, either for the good or bad, depending on how we use ourselves and our friends—our communities, to engage with the world around us and our environment.”

— Artist Pippin Frisbie-Calder, ArtPrize Nine entry #66620 “Cancelled Edition”, shortlisted by the jury

 

 

Speaking with me in this mini-episode is Pippin Frisbie-Calder (@pippinprint) who has just been officially shortlisted by the jury for her #ArtPrize entry #66620 “Cancelled Edition”, a simulated species extinction art piece that opens a visual discourse about the effects of specimen collection and a call to action for humanity to update defunct ideas about human-animal relationships.

This episode was recorded live at Heartside Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan during an #ArtPrize Time-Based entry called “Heartside Community Meal” created by visual artist Seitu Jones. There is some background noise that couldn’t be avoided—Heartside Park is nestled between a freeway and a busy highway in the middle of the city, in front of the Downtown Marketplace (one of my favorite places in Grand Rapids). I hope you’ll enjoy the conversation the same way you would if you were standing next to us in the grass.

 

Listen as Pippin unpacks her art installation “Cancelled Edition”.

 

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition and festival. Occurring annually, the 19-day event turns three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, into an open playing eld for art and creative expression. At ArtPrize, everyone is invited to participate and contribute to the conversation about what art is, and why art matters. It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.

Visual Artists Seitu Jones, Pippin Frisbie-Calder and Maxximillian Dafoe—that's me!
Visual Artists Seitu Jones, Pippin Frisbie-Calder and Maxximillian Dafoe—that’s me!
2017 @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

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