Art Installation Facilitates Face-to-Face converstations at the WHOO Space

April 22nd, 2012  |  by Published in C3 news, C3 picks, featured, Featured Events

Join C3 collective member Carolyn Clayton for WITHIN RANGE
May 2nd-May13th
WHOO Space, 11 Market St. Northamptoon

Open Daily

Opening reception May 2nd 5-8pm

Community members of Northampton and the greater Pioneer Valley are encouraged to take part in this lighthearted and fun social experiment. Clayton presents handcrafted walkie-talkies. There are 50 pairs, each a unique combination of color, shape and style; each piece has a twin, reflecting the two-way nature of walkie-talkies.  The walkie-talkies are all individually priced at $20. Upon purchasing a piece, one agrees to participate in a platonic matchmaking project. Over the twelve-day duration of the show each walkie-talkie owner will be scheduled to rendezvous at the gallery with the owner of the matching walkie-talkie.  At this point they may retrieve their purchases while participating in a face-to-face conversation with their partner over free coffee, tea and pastries.  To purchase a walkie-talkie in advance and secure a spot in the project please visit  Walkie-talkies may also be purchased on site.

In a world powered by technology- the Internet, Facebook, smart phones, video chatting, and online dating, WITHIN RANGE is an opportunity to have a pure human encounter with another person regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, social status or romantic intent.  The cast walkie-talkie, although non-functional, will act as a memorable symbol of each encounter, adding a personal and symbolic feature to owning a work of art.

Clayton graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 and has since completed a residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2010.  She has exhibited her work in Easthampton, Pittsburgh and New York City. She currently lives in Northampton and maintains a studio in the Eastworks building in Easthampton MA.  She is also a C3 collective member.



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