Presenting visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces.

Paul Notzold’s work is probably better than your Blackberry Messenger.

Our next AiOP artist is a big believer of projection, not the Freudian term, but the use of projectors in public spaces. Let us meet Paul Notzold. His project for the festival, TXTual Healing, will require the following things: a projector, a text message-capable cellphone and a building facade. Oh, I also have to mention this only happens at night time. Still a little unclear? Here is a sample of his previous work.

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TXTual Healing hits Chelsea Art Museum; working with actors in the windows from paul notzold on Vimeo.

Amazing, right? This is another reason why you should not miss this year’s festival.

In true texting form, Paul gave us a brief synopsis about him and his work.

AiOP: Tell us about Paul Notzold.
PN: Paul Notzold is an artist, performer, and conceptual thinker. His most well know work TXTual Healing (since 2006) is an ever evolving interactive performance piece inviting an audience to get involved via text messaging.

Photo courtesy of Paul Notzold

AiOP: How did you hear about Art in Odd Places?
PN: An invitation from the curators

AiOP: What made you decide to submit a proposal for the Festival?
PN: I liked the AIOP mission statement and I’m always excited to put work up in my hometown of NYC.

AiOP: How is the preparation coming along for your piece this October?
PN: Very well thank you.

AiOP: What’s your favorite spot on 14th street?
PN: I suppose we’ll find out after I put my work up.

AiOP: Do you have a hidden talent you would like to share?
PN: I can blow spit bubbles off my tongue

AiOP: Any message to the people who will be in 14th street during the festival?
PN: Bring your profound thoughts and Participate!

AiOP: Where do you live? (as in borough or city)
PN: Gowanus, Brooklyn

For more information about Paul, visit his website

In the event you ended up wandering around 14th street around night time during the festival, prepare your texting thumb for this interactive art piece. Locations of his projections can be found at our website.

Happy texting!

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