Q: Why did you choose Millennium Park for this event? Election Night happened at Grant Park?
A: Good question . . . well, originally when I thought about this project I planned on having it at Grant Park, but the permits for an event of this size would have cost me over $2000. I am a (poor) graduate student and therefore I’m not eligible for grant funding. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs accepts proposals for artist projects like this one, which will supplement most of the costs.
Q: Why Cloud Gate (The Bean) as a site for this event?
A: Cloud Gate is one of America’s most photographed landmarks. Hundreds of people visit Cloud Gate a day . . . so if over 100 people dance the electric slide as a symbol of unity a few people will witness it and hopefully join in the fun!
Here are some of my favorite flicker pictures of families at Cloud Gate. Enjoy!
I love the title of this one . . . “okay, another one, but only because we are so cute”