Woodbury adjunct faculty member Steven Chodoriwsky text The following document and I was recently puslished in the project Overcrossings. The book launch and presentation was held at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive on Nov. 13, 2017.
The Overcrossings Project was a series of three happenings on three pedestrian overcrossings above the Interstate-110 Arroyo Seco Freeway during summer 2016. The project will culminate in an artist publication. The I-110, celebrated as the world’s first freeway, has cut a wall through the communities of Chinatown, Cypress Park, Highland Park, and South Pasadena. In an attempt to provide safe access across these inhuman spaces, pedestrian overcrossings both accommodate and cage the body. Sixteen artists and two collectives engaged with each site and its surrounding communities through performance, temporary installations, and/or writing or print-specific projects for the publication. In this alienating maze of concrete and vehicles, how do we inhabit the paths built for walking?
You can find out more about the project here.
Steven Chodoriwsky is a designer, artist, and educator. His research-based practice employs a diverse range of media including installation, text, performance, and audio-visual artifacts. Concurrent to Woodbury, Chodoriwsky holds a dual appointment at Cal Poly Pomona in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Previously, he taught at Cornell University, and at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, where he was the 2016-17 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow.