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Bonnie Sherk and her Portable Parks

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 18 min
Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian interviews artist Bonnie Sherk, about her environmental art piece “Portable Parks” in which a freeway on-ramp, and a couple of concrete traffic islands were temporarily turned into idyllic oasis’ of green, complete with strips of live turf, palm trees, and grazing Guernsey calves. These conceptual art installations were financed with prize money won in a San Francisco Museum of Art Society’s competition, and were warmly received by the public despite some slow downs in traffic as drivers tried to make sense of this sudden change in scenery.

Note: For a picture of one of these installations, and additional information, go to http://www.alivinglibrary.org/book1/pg4l.jpg

Note: For a report on how the installations were actually received by the police and public see the radiom.org program “Bonnie Sherk’s Report on her Portable Parks”

Genre:  Interactive Art
Subject:  Public art; Conceptual art; Environment (Art)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Sherk, Bonnie
Recording Date:  6/21/1970
First Broadcast Date:  6/25/1970
 
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