Posted on 2012 September 4 Tuesday


What an amazing idea. Art has an impact, especially when we participate. More to come on this…

TED Blog

TED Fellow Candy Chang creates art installations that are interactive, in a chalk and marker sense of the word.

In this talk given at TEDGlobal 2012, Candy gave an emotional glimpse at the installation “Before I Die I Want To _______,” which she created last year in her neighborhood in New Orleans. Inspired by the death of a dear friend, Candy turned an abandoned home into a giant chalkboard where her neighbors could pick up a piece of chalk and fill in the sentence any way they pleased. A few of their answers: “Before I die I want to be on Broadway.” “Before I die I want to find love.” “Before I die I want to hug a sloth.” “Before I die I want to be completely myself.”

Candy Chang "Before I Die I Want To"

“This neglected space became a constructive one,” says Candy in her moving talk. “It’s about knowing you’re not alone, it’s…

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