Arts on the Square

Arts on the Square

An Experiment in Wiping Out Negative Thoughts –

DxDempsey conducted an installation on the Scranton Courthouse Square to propose the elimination of the negativity associated with the city and highlight the positive in an abstract and participatory manner. Participants were asked to share an attribute of Scranton that they found negative and write it on a balloon filled with colored paint. The balloons were attached to a board for the participant to pop with a throwing-dart. The action of “popping the balloon” both eliminated negativity as well as revealed a burst of color, which dripped onto a surface below. Through the popping of many balloons. a hidden message was exposed showcasing the words” Beautiful Scranton”.

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