Swoon On Street Art, Social Good and Musical Houses
International street artist shares her insights on the role of street art in advancing social causes.
PSFK caught up with street artist Swoon to discuss her latest creative endeavors. In addition to being a speaker at the upcoming TEDxBrooklyn, Swoon is taking on a number of projects that address important social issues. She is best known for creating life-size ‘street figures’ that are focused on reflecting on the human condition in the urban context.
What projects are currently inspiring you?
Right now I’m in new Orleans working on a scale model for what will be a musical house – a sort of eccentric amalgamation of various styles of new Orleans architecture. The house makes music and will be played by people at street level during second line parades and block parties in New Orleans. I’m working with a group called New Orleans Airlift, and linking up with sound and machine artists to create its moving musical parts. It’s a pretty big tribute to New Orleans culture.