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Words Are Free Early Concepts


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First conceptual presentation for the G20 project, "Words Are Free" at the August Wilson Center.

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Words Are Free Early Concepts

  1. 1. G20 Interactive Installation
  2. 2. Pittsburgh will host the G-20 Summit September 24-25, 2009. President Obama will chair this meeting of leaders from countries around the world that represent 85 percent of the world’s economy. At the Summit, leaders will discuss ways to assure a sustainable recovery from the current global economic crisis.
  3. 3. Pittsburgh was selected because it has seen its share of economic woes in the past, but through foresight and investment has given birth to renewed industries that are creating jobs of the future.
  4. 4. “From the standpoint of the conference, what we find most exciting is the world spotlight. It gives us an unprecedented opportunity to tell our story.” Bill Flanagan EVP, Corporate Relations with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
  5. 5. What this means for Pittsburgh
  6. 6. Robert McGrath, CEO of VisitPittsburgh, put the estimated value of a convention that brings 3,000 to 4,000 attendees to town at approximately $8 million, but he expects the value of the G-20 will be even higher than that.
  7. 7. Benefits to the August Wilson Center
  8. 8. With an extra 4,000 people downtown for the Summit, housing our installation will draw extra attention to the center. Diplomats and journalists from around the world will be experiencing Pittsburgh culture for their first time. Journalists are currently, and will continue to be, looking for Pittsburgh-related stories to report. The AWC is a great example of Pittsburgh’s cultural vibrancy and deep ethnic roots.
  9. 9. Creative Thoughts
  10. 10. Snow Video
  11. 11. Installation art takes into account the viewer’s entire sensory experience. The viewer goes beyond looking at the piece. She becomes one with the piece. The experience is often transformative and motivational.
  12. 12. Carnival Fish Video
  13. 13. Sample Concept Sphere of Influence Thanks to the evolution of technology, individuals are more empowered that ever before.
  14. 14. The Summit brings together the leaders of the 20 wealthiest countries to promote economic sustainability and growth. Through technological advances, change does not have to occur through the actions of the powerful few. Anyone can reach out and make a difference.
  15. 15. Sample Concept Greening Pittsburgh How can nature be part of a “green” city when it is all built from concrete, steel and glass? We’ll create an interactive display elements from nature illuminating compelling truths about globalization, wealth distribution, hunger, disease, and climate change (to name a few) around the world.
  16. 16. Sample Concept Jazz in Pittsburgh Jazz is the conversation of music. Its improvisation requires listening to others and then formulating a thoughtful response on the spot. In diplomacy, conversations follow much the same set of principles. We’ll explore the interaction between music, communication and collaboration through the physical movements of people experiencing the installation.
  17. 17. What's requested of AWC? What Elliance will do? Who/how do we hope to fund it? Duration of exhibit?
  18. 18. Next steps.
  19. 19. Thank You.