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Distributed community project declaring an ode to the perspective of another.
Distributed community project declaring an ode to the perspective of another; a flag not for a nation, but for a shared place, the sky.
We often need a reminder to acknowledge what is shared among us, rather than what divides us. Brittany Vega reminds us in her Distributed Community Project, “Sky Exchange .” “Sky Exchange” is a call for personally captured moments of the sky as one sees it at any given moment. Her work embraces the notion of repair as it relates to tensions in relationships and offers sharing perspectives as a healing path forward. She recreates each submitted sky image as a painted flag that will be sent to a different participant. By the project’s end, various homes in Portland will be flying an ode to the perspective of another, an ode not to a nation, but to a shared place, a flag for the sky.
This PTM 2020 Distributed Community Project has been been awarded a project stipend for community impact and excellence made possible in part by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.