Public Art Poll
Public Art Poll
interactive mobile phone project
Public Art Poll is an interactive mobile phone project that gathers public feedback about the installation works on view in Jamaica Flux 2010. On the day of opening, April 10, 2010, people were asked on Jamaica Avenue to call the designated phone number and to respond to a question (YES-NO answer) by text messaging. In JCAL’s Gallery, the artist provided an interactive website through which audience could vote on the works that they liked.
Elaine Gan (b. in Manila, Phillippines) lives and works in New York City. Gan produces site-driven installations, performative interventions, and multimedia narratives as different means of mapping and remixing negotiations of territory, collectivity, and subjectivity. Her art practice has earned grants
and fellowships from organizations, including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, NY Department of Cultural Affairs, and Puffin Foundation. Her projects have been exhibited at art venues including Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Toronto Free in Ontario, Canada, Third Guangzhou Triennial in China, and in New York at Artists Space, Exit Art, Bronx Museum, P. S. 122, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Armory Show. Gan currently serves on the Artists’ Advisory Committee of the New York Foundation for the Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts. She participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 2006-7 and holds a B.A. in Architecture from Wellesley College.