Hundreds of artists, located throughout the city, will be engaging the public in a wide variety of art forms and participatory events.
All content for The Shantyquarian was sourced form online social networking sites, shanty artists, and on-site visitors. We had contributions from around the world, including Alabama, New York, Paris, and Dublin.
We are returning June 9th to participate in the 2012 Northern Spark arts festival.
This time, we're engaging you in a collaborative writing exercise inspired by surrealist games such as exquisite corpse. Online participants will contribute bits of text (phrases or entire sentences) without full knowledge of what other participants are contributing. We are soliciting contributions now!
To contribute, follow prompts from @shantyquaria on Twitter, and tag your tweets with #shantyQ, or fill out our online form. Submit early and submit often!
We'll bring your submissions together and assemble them to create a unique collaborative text. We'll print this document on an old-fashioned letterpress, set in metal and wood type, and distribute copies to visitors to The Letterpress Shanty during Northern Spark. Last year, over ten-thousand people participated in Northern Spark. We won't produce anywhere near 10,000 copies, but we'll be operating the press all night.
Come visit us on June 9th to get a copy, or visit us online to check out the downloadable PDF.
- MC Hyland (ASP, NS)
- Jeff Peterson (ASP, NS)
- Jonathon Peterson (ASP, NS)
- Sara Parr (ASP)
- Sarah Fox (ASP)