Signs of Intelligence
A public art installation created for Art in Odd Places’ (AiOP)
Location: 14th street NYC, NY
Date: October, 2013
Artists: Julia Vallera, Samuel Friedman
“Signs of Intelligence” takes abstract and literal approaches to 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.
Using 14th Street as our inspiration, we created and installed our own street signs along the roadway , each expressing the number 14 in ways that engage the audience and make them think. For example, one sign says “Days in a Fortnight,” and another “(26/2+1)=?” Each sign will serves as a riddle or puzzle, which we hope “give new meaning to the number 14.”