See Flint Public Art Project’s amazing new installation, the Fibonacci Flint spiral conceived by pioneering new media artist G.H. Hovagimyan, march with Nightfire Drumline to reclaim the streets with the Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association, then vibe out to the dope rhymes of Ethereal during this month’s East Side Art Parade. At dusk, the spiral will be used for video projection-mapping, turning its surface into a head-spinning visual performance piece.
The East Side slide is constructed based on the Fibonacci Sequence, an essential building block of natural form in which two preceding numbers are added to compose the next number (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…). The sequence, known as the golden ratio, has been used by artists from the ancient Greeks and Renaissance painters to modern artists and architects like Le Corbusier and Salvador Dali. Its reference to the growth factor of plants and living forms responds to the Imagine Flint master plan’s reimagining of the East Side as a green innovation neighborhood. The spiral is located on the site of a recently demolished Ben Franklin five-and-dime store, which the Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association is working to transform into an exciting public space.
When: Thursday, July 30, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Franklin St. between Dakota and Maryland Ave.
In cooperation with Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, Salem Housing, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, Flint Neighborhoods United, UFO Village, Civic Park Neighborhood Association, Michigan State Police, Consumers Energy, the Flint Police Department, Elga Bank, and Walmart, with support from the Ruth Mott Foundation.