WALK THROUGH ON SATURDAY, OCT. 15 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, AND RESCHEDULED
TO SATURDAY, OCT. 22 FROM 10 AM TO NOON.
The exhibition is scheduled for 6/15/06 to 10/31/06. We invite proposals responding to the cemeterys architectural treasures, its Victorian role as an extension of domestic space and a final home, and its importance as a place for contemplation and reflection. We encourage imaginative interpretation of the theme and hope to present work which is diverse in conceptual approach, materials, scale, and design.
The word "dwelling" carries two complementary meanings. On the one hand, a dwelling is a tangible physical structure, a home. On the other, dwelling is an internal process of lingering reflection, a private pattern of thought or emotion. We dwell on the past, on memories or in our emotions all of which are intangible.
Forest Hills Cemetery is a place where the two meanings of dwelling are brought together. It is a built environment rich with architectural forms which mirror the mansions, churches, banks, and townhouses of 19th century Boston. It is also one of Boston's first large scale parks, a romantic retreat designed to offer visitors "a place apart." This evocative environment, separated from the pressures of daily urban life, was constructed to help visitors slow down and focus on their thoughts and feelings.
Please download a pdf of the complete guidelines and application form. Proposals are due on November 30, 2005 (postmark).
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