Dimensions Variable Ongoing Outdoor Special Projects- Tom Scicluna and Patrick McDonough
Standard Custom Logo Bench- Tom Scicluna
Originally Curated by Amanda Sanfilippo for Fringe Projects, DWNTWN Art Days 2013 Ongoing Outdoor Special Project
Tom Sciculuna, Standard Custom Logo Bench, 2013. Ready-made park bench.
DimensionsVariable presents an ongoing outdoor special project Standard Custom Logo Bench by Miami based artist Tom Scicluna. This work will be accessible to the public 24/7 outside our building on an ongoing basis. The piece is located next to the double glass door DV entrance in the parking lot. Originally curated by Amanda Sanfilippo for Fringe Projects, DWNTWN Art Days 2013.
Freedom Bench is a civic-orientated participatory-based structure/situation. Referring to the potential site of exhibition and its neighboring institutions of federal courthouses, Clyde Atkins United States Courthouse and the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building near by, as well as in relation to the new condos/future development projects in sight along Biscayne Boulevard. The project would involve the installation of a 6ft long commemorative “freedom” park bench within the empty lot, as of yet to be privatized into valuable commercial real estate.
Functioning as a predetermined structure, the blue powder-coated bench already exists as a ready-made concept/product – as advertised, the word “freedom” is used as a generic example template to illustrate a custom logo application for a municipal parks and services company product line – and as such the proposed object would take the appearance of its prescribed advertised form (see below). Situated somewhere between ideological marker of site and potential civic and participatory object (the bench would be fully functional offering a potential resting place/viewing) Freedom Bench would engage the site and inspire questions and considerations about the use, desirability, functionality, and privilege of the site.