Los Angeles-based Aili Schmeltz will also be coming to Locust to create a site-specific installation entitled “The Magic City”, based on the landscape and urban structure of Miami. For the past 6 years Schmeltz’ work has revolved around ideas of comfort and convenience in the suburban landscape, examining specifics of the city, it's never ending sprawl and the impact this geography has on its inhabitants and natural systems. The "Magic City” is a nickname given to Miami by its winter visitors who remarked that the rapid growth of the city happened so fast that it was "like magic"..
Schmeltz’ installation will consist of a topographical map of the Miami region made entirely out of string and nails similar to that of 1970's string art and do it yourself art kits, like a large 3-dimensional drawing.
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