Monument Lab at the Barnes: Research Debrief & Closing Office Hours

Monument Lab at the Barnes: Research Debrief & Closing Office Hours

Barnes Foundation (map)

On Sunday, November 19th and Sunday, December 3rd from 1PM-5PM, the Monument Lab Curatorial Team will host a set of research debrief working sessions and closing office hours. The lab staff and data team will discuss initial research highlights, and invite visitors to ask questions about their preliminary findings. Lab staff will reflect upon their experiences working in the field while collecting monument proposals and engaging with the public, as the data team begins to transition toward a deeper process of transcription and analyses.  

 

Emeka Ogboh featuring Ursula Rucker: Logan Squared

Emeka Ogboh featuring Ursula Rucker: Logan Squared

Parkway Central Library (map)

Starting September 24, Emeka Ogboh featuring Ursula Rucker's Logan Squared sound installation will be on view on Sundays from 2–4:30 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central location. Part of the citywide Monument Lab exhibition, Logan Squared is a sound monument to public voice and collective memory. Ogboh’s work incorporates Rucker's poetry and choral music, braiding sounds together for an immersive experience. FREE.

Logan Squared: Ode to Philly

Emeka Ogboh featuring Ursula Rucker

Born in 1977 • Nigerian • Based in Berlin/Lagos

As a monument to Philadelphians’ voices and visions, Emeka Ogboh’s Logan Squared: Ode to Philly features a collaboration with beloved Philadelphia poet Ursula Rucker, members of the Chestnut Street Singers, and hundreds of Philadelphians whose ideas were documented during Monument Lab’s discovery phase. Throughout his work, Ogboh creates soundscapes to honor and understand cities. For Monument Lab, Ogboh conceived of a collaboration to channel public participation and reflection. Responding to the Monument Lab open dataset, Rucker composed an epic poem serving as the backbone of this composition. Visitors may access the sound monument at listening stations around the square where they can plug in their headphones to access the composition, or attend a special weekly multichannel sound installation on the Skyline Terrace of the Parkway Central Library. In the rooftop version, attendees are invited to experience a multichannel sound installation, including the sounds of Rucker’s poem and a special choral arrangement of Louis Gesensway’s Four Squares of Philadelphia: “Logan Square at Dusk,” as well a singular view of Logan Square.

Monument Lab at the Barnes: Research Debrief & Closing Office Hours

Monument Lab at the Barnes: Research Debrief & Closing Office Hours

Barnes Foundation (map)

On Sunday, November 19th and Sunday, December 3rd from 1PM-5PM, the Monument Lab Curatorial Team will host a set of research debrief working sessions and closing office hours. The lab staff and data team will discuss initial research highlights, and invite visitors to ask questions about their preliminary findings. Lab staff will reflect upon their experiences working in the field while collecting monument proposals and engaging with the public, as the data team begins to transition toward a deeper process of transcription and analyses.