The Welcome EventThe seven day festival uses the length of the Whitnall Utility Corridor to facilitate sitespeciﬁc performances. Each of these performances will occur during a speciﬁc time in theevening and in succession move the audience across the corridor.The ﬁrst event will ﬁrst unite the all areas of the corridor by remarking the originalfootprint. The next 6 days will occur in selected spaces for their physical characteristics:green nursery, urban parks with limited activity, parking for car inventory, and empty lotswith minimal or no vegetation. Each of these events will be performances that will usethese aspects of open space and EMF to reveal unexpected uses.
How does this expose an in-between space?The series of events exposes its historical background, celebrates hidden dimensionsof urban planning and electrical magnetic ﬁelds, and questions the future potentials forthe space.
What is the dialogue?Public utilities and the spaces they occupy are not intended primarily for public recreationor as even a common space for communities to share. These are support spaces for thecity’s infrastructure, the electrical skeleton turned inside out.The Whitnall Corridor cannot be masked- it is on constant display in X,Y, and Z. The airbetween the towers, their wires and the ground is the Z-axis leftovers. You can walk ortravel between these areas, but ﬁnd yourself limited due unexpected consequences(metallic balloons hitting wires, narrow greenspaces, and roadways that dissect andsurround nearly every area of the corridor).Since they were never intended to be public commons, but end up being that state insome cases, are they other land uses beside open space?
How do you capture the dialog?The seven day process will be documented in ﬁlm and video through aerial photographyand audience submitted video.