Saturday, July 26, 2014

Video Mapping Workshop with Luftwerk

Exploring Video Mapping
DOEprojekts (Deborah Adams Doering + Glenn N. Doering) were pleased to participate in a video mapping workshop with several other artists hosted by Luftwerk (Petra Bachmeier + Sean Gallero) and led by teaching artist Liviu Pasare. 

The new media workshop was offered as a perk for supporting Luftwerk's upcoming installation at The Farnsworth House in Plano, IL from October 17-20, 2014. More information about the new media installation may be obtained by contacting Luftwerk at

Friday, July 11, 2014

Public art • Landmark "home" • DOEprojekts in "Avian Spirits" Exhibition at Brushwood Center

Landmark "home"
"Avian Spirits" group exhibition opens on Sunday, July 13, 1 to 3 pm at the Brushwood Center, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods. The public is invited. More info may be found at

Research and installation of "home"
DOEprojekts installed a 51 foot temporary landmark titled "home" with the help of artist Richard Laurent and curator Franck Mercurio. The landmark incorporates the cultural keyword "home," one of over 100 cultural keywords cited by social scientists as having qualities of "significance but difficulty" in both public discourse and a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.

In relationship to "Avian Spirits," the keyword "home" is a playful "visual cue" for avian friends, such as homing pigeons, who find their way back to their origin through the use of visual landmarks, as well as smell/odors, the earth's magnetic field and the sun's azimuth (see below).


Group Exhibition
"Avian Spirits" will continue at Brushwood Center, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, until August 31.
Artists in the exhibition curated by Franck Mercurio: Annette Barbier, Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Cosmo Campoli, Helen Maurene Cooper, Molly Cranch, DOEprojekts (Deborah and Glenn Doering), Julia Kemerer, Barbara Koenen, Julie Meridian, Steph Roberts, Dan Streeting, Marlene McCauley. More info may be found at

Opening of Avian Spirits
"Avian Spirits" opened on Sunday, July 13, 2014. 
"Landmark home" treats were inscribed in cinnamon with the help of the new "Cinnibird" writing utensil. For more information about "Cinnibird," go to:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Public Art • DOEprojekts Participates in NYC

As part of our ongoing research and commitment to public and socially-engaged art, DOEprojekts (Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering), participated in a number of programs that have been conceptualized, designed, and supervised by a variety of international artists.

Creative Time and Kara Walker at the Domino Sugar Factory

Creative Time, NYC, commissioned artist Kara E. Walker to create a large installation at the soon-to-be demolished Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY. 

As two of approximately 40 volunteer "Wayfinders," we assisted public visitors in a variety of ways, providing information and/or a "listening ear" about Kara Walker's installation. We also helped protect and preserve the individual sculptural works.

Above: Kara E. Walker speaks about her work.

More about the installation may be found here:

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) invited artist Shantell Martin to create an installation incorporating her fluid signature mark-making imagery on each and every wall of their gallery space. We visited MoCADA, located in Brooklyn, several times. On our last visit, we were fortunate to meet Shantell, and also Isissa Komada-John, Exhibitions Director. We participated in MoCADA's "Drawing on People" event. 

Information about MoCADA and Shantell Martin may be found here:

Museum of Modern Art, NYC (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, hosted a number of different opportunities for artist participation in relationship to the retrospective of Sigmar Polke (Born in Poland / Died in Germany, 1941 - 2010) and the transformative work created by artist Lygia Clark (Born and died in Brazil, 1920 - 1988).

We attended a number of different participatory workshops led by various international artists including: Carlito Calvarhosa, Michel Groisman, Ricardo Basbaum, and Jeanine Oleson. We thank these artists for the opportunity to learn and contribute in MoMA's educational studios and sculpture gardens. We trust that our experiences will enhance the upcoming public and social-engaged work of DOEprojekts.

More info about MoMA's participatory workshops may be found on their website:

Open Engagement Conference, Queens, NY

Deborah Doering attended the Open Engagement Conference in Queens, NY, May 16-18, 2014. The theme of the conference was Life/Work.  Over 800 artists attended and participated in a variety of workshops and programs. The keynote speaker on the last evening of the conference was Mierle Laderman Ukeles, artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation for over 40 years. More information about Open Engagement may be found at :