Artist Projects

Home Court Crawl/Blights Out

Lisa Sigal

Lisa Sigal’s project, Home Court Crawl/Blights Out is an installation and program presented in partnership with Prospect New Orleans. Creating temporary architectural interventions in four New Orleans neighborhoods—St. Roch, Gentilly, Hollygrove and Mid-City—Sigal will install Tyvek paintings that incorporate lines and stage directions from Suzan Lori-Parks’ play 365 Days/ 365 Plays on the façades of blighted homes. The installation will be accompanied by a programmatic schedule created with Junebug Productions, a local theater troupe, and community members to “perform architecture.” Working with a team of local, national and international advisors, Home Court Crawl/Blights Out will continue by observing the NORA auction process (Fall 2014); share architecture, design, and urban planning fundamentals (Winter 2014-15); bid on a blighted property (Spring 2015); compose a design and programmatic proposal (Summer 2015); build-out the space (Fall 2015); and implement the community’s programmatic vision through crowd-sourced curricula for cultural, social and research-based programming (Spring 2016-onwards). The first phase of Home Court Crawl/Blights Out will be presented during Prospect.3: Notes for Now by Sigal, and the second phase of Blights Out will be jointly organized with activist and curator Imani Jacqueline Brown and local artist Carl Joe Williams.