I’m thrilled to announce we’re presenting Ed Woodham at The Secret City this Sunday, our service on THE FOOL. For more than 25 years, Ed Woodham has been active in community art, education, and civic interventions, across a variety of media and cultural contexts. Woodham created Art in Odd Places (AiOP) to present visual and performance art to reclaim public spaces in New York City and beyond. Art in Odd Places has been produced in Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA, and Greensboro, NC in the U.S., Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Sydneyʼs Northern Beach communities of Dee Why & Manly, Australia; and this year in Indianapolis. AiOP was selected as a representative in the U.S. Pavilion, Spontaneous Interventions:Design Actions for the Common Good at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012.
Woodham is a member of the faculty at School of Visual Arts in NYC for City as Site: Public Art as Social Intervention and a member of the faculty of New York Universityʼs Hemispheric Institute for EMERGENYC teaching workshops in politically based public performances. He was a 2012-2013 Blade of Grass Fellow in Social Engagement. For summer 2014, Ed was selected for the drawing(shed) residency to create a collaborative performance work with the residents of two housing estates in Walthamstow, East London.
For this Sunday’s service, Ed is making a new performance piece.