Presenting visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces.

Flux Factory, Art in Odd Places 2010 Artist Collective , is making waves this October.

Can you believe the festival is less than a month away? To keep the excitement going, why not unveil another artists collective appearing on 14th street this October. The group’s recent project called “Going Places (Doing Things)”, involving a mysterious bus running on vegetable oil bringing its passengers to secret places inside and outside the city, was sold out and just ended August 28. You think mysterious locations and vegetable oil powered bus sounded interesting? It should because that is what Flux Factory is all about. The group’s credo is to support innovation and experimentation in creating new works. With that said, there is no mystery why Art in Odd Places invited them to be part of this year’s festival.

Sure, you missed the bus, so to speak, but it is not too late to check out what innovative work they will bring to 14th street. To keep the mystery going, let’s just say their work will be a little more “hands-on” than usual. I recommend to not only have your eyes peeled but also your hand , well, handy.

Want to know more about Flux Factory? The group took a moment to answer a couple of our questions

Aiop: Tell us about Flux Factory?

photo provided by Georgia Muenster

FF: To put it concisely, Flux Factory is an artist collective and nonprofit arts organization “supporting innovation in things.” I’m Georgia, Exhibitions Manager and Director of Baking.

Aiop: How did you hear about Art in Odd Places?
FF:
I don’t actually know the answer to that. Didn’t you approach us?

Aiop: What made you decide to submit a proposal for the Festival?
FF:
Art in Odd Places fits our sense of humor strangely well. Unexpected things in public? Perfect!

Aiop: How is the preparation coming along for your piece this October?
FF: Oh, pretty great, thank you.

Aiop: What’s your favorite spot on 14th street?
FF: See attached photo. I think that’s on 14th near 6th Avenue?

photo provided by Georgia Muenster

Aiop: Do you have a hidden talent you would like to share?
FF:
I’ll tell you when you’re older.

Aiop: Any message to the people who will be in 14th street during the festival?
FF: Do you see someone waving at you? Don’t be scared.

Aiop: What’s the strangest encounter that you’ve had as pedestrian living in New York
FF: Oh man, once a guy stopped me on the walkway along the Queensboro bridge. He whipped out a roll of $100 bills, offering to take away me to Atlantic City. Then he asked me if I was pregnant. I turned him down.

Aiop: Where do you live? (as in borough or city)
FF: Queens!

As Flux Factory said it, please don’t hesitate to wave back when see somebody waving at you.

Want to know more? There is an inFLUX of information about this group! Visit www.fluxfactory.org/ and check them out.

Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone!

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