DATE: November 5, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky
Broward Cultural Division
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Five videos, documenting the development of the new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, can now be viewed in Terminal 1, Concourse B. These videos, the first in a series of multi-media installations are, Airfield Study (Sky, Piles, Ribbon); Airfield Study (Desert Top); Airfield Study (Ground); Airfield Study (Lights and Wall); and Airfield Study (Black, Dirt, Mound), each subtly and uniquely depict a different aspect of the construction of the airport’s new south runway and Terminal 4 expansion.
This unique and interactive Artist-in-Residence project will memorialize the development and construction of the airport expansion; and the transformation of the airport and surrounding areas through still photographs, digital video and a blog. The south runway is expected to be substantially complete by September 2014. Follow Dawn Roe’s Blog.
"Found myself thinking a lot about materials on this recent site visit. All of the stuff, the matter that I was actually paying attention to and looking at, but also the way I was working with my own materials – camera, tracking slide and fluid head tripod. Panning, tilting, sliding - watching everything transform through the camera’s viewfinder or LCD screen. The wind was really whipping around, which was great. Little weeds and grasses were flopping sideways and the plastic flags, tarps and ropes were all over the place. Birds too and of course planes taking off one after another. Always interesting to shift your gaze from ground level upward, the seemingly stable compacted dirt and concrete contrasting with the shimmering surfaces of water and sky just a glance above."
…So begins artist Dawn Roe's third blog entry for Between the Already and the Still More. Visit her blog to follow the progress.
For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design project manager at 954-357-8542.
About Broward Cultural Division
Broward County Cultural Division’s portfolio of services includes: county-wide public information; community cultural planning; financial and marketing incentives; capacity-building technical assistance for artists and cultural organizations; artist fellowships; pre-development and investment in cultural facilities (ArtServe, ArtsParks and Artist Lofts); arts education; urban design and county facility enhancement through the Public Art & Design Program.
About Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is located in South Florida in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Gold Coast. FLL is ranked 21st in the US in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 600 flights a day, FLL offers non-stop service to more than 60 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin American, and Europe. In 2012, FLL served 20 million domestic and 3.6 million international travelers.