Flashpoint Gallery Presents
Michael Dax Iacovone & Billy Friebele
FREE SPACE: A Communal & Interactive Survey of Washington, DC
November 9 – December 4, 2010
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 9, 5 – 7pm
WASHINGTON, DC – Flashpoint Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Michael Dax Iacovone and Billy Friebele who will present a participatory photo and video project inviting visitors to become collaborators. Presented as part of FotoWeekDC, FREE SPACE will be exhibited off-site at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street NW, directly across from Flashpoint. The work presented in FREE SPACE will be generated by an open request from the artists to the community to gather photographs from each quadrant of the District.
In an attempt to demystify the role of the artist, Iacovone and Friebele will invite viewers to become collaborators and co-authors of the work. The initial photographs assembled in the installation will be taken by 10 Miles Square photographers. During the course of the exhibition, viewers will be invited to submit photographs of public space in Washington, DC that will be added to the initial installation. The resulting work will consist of a grid of photographs – each picture will correspond to a square mile of Washington, DC. To submit images for inclusion in the project, visit: http://www.dcphotogrid.com for more information.
On November 9 from 5-7pm, an opening reception will be held at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street NW.