Art in Odd Places’ (AiOP) 2013 festival took place October 11-20, 2013. Artists presented works all along 14th Street, from Avenue C all the way to the Hudson River, based around the theme of NUMBER. Taking abstract and literal approaches, the artists will showed how numbers define us, excite us, scare us, make us think, make us feel, and are just ever-present entities in each and every one of our lives. Artists Julia Vallera and Samwell Freeman opened up our eyes by showing us their signs.
“Signs of Intelligence” is the latest work produced by this dynamic duo. Using 14th Street as their inspiration, Vallera and Freeman have created and installed their own street signs along this roadway, each expressing the number 14 in ways that engage the audience and make them think. For example, one sign might say something like “Days in a Fortnight,” or another will read “(26/2+1)=?” Each sign will serve as a riddle or puzzle, which the artists hope will “give new meaning to the number 14.”
Read an interview about the project here