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BUREAU of CHANGE is an entity of artists that engages non-artists to reimagine institutional function and philosophy. BUREAU produces projects that acknowledge the transformative power of creative, collaborative communication in our networked global society, as well the vitality of personalized interventions. Our mission and vision is realized in the conception, production, installation, and dissemination of public service, which we generate through enterprising approaches to research-based collaboration. WE RELEASE PUBLIC RECORDS THAT REVEAL HARSH INSTITUTIONAL REALITIES. WE ASSEMBLE CITIZEN COUNCILS TO OPENLY ASSESS ISSUES OF PUBLIC CONCERN. WE PERFORM SERVICES THAT DELIVER GESTURES OF CARE. WE ENCOURAGE AND AGGREGATE INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSION TO HARNESS ITS POWER.
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BUREAU of CHANGE presents FIELD TELEPHONE: The Opening Act in Southern Rep’s BOUDIN

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For BOUDIN, Southern Rep Theater enlisted BUREAU of CHANGE to create an interactive experience for Ashé Power House Gallery in conjunction with its documentary-based musical theater production BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project. BUREAU founder and teaching artist Margot Herster directed FIELD TELEPHONE: THE OPENING ACT with talented young artists: Steven Pedeaux, digital cultures writer, researcher, producer, BFA LSU Digital Art; Kareem Henry, pastor, songwriter, computer science student at ITT; and K.G., rap musician, drafting and design student at ITT.

Margot Herster, K.G., Kareem Henry & Steven Pedeaux

 

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18 Apr 2015 no comments / READ MORE

The Advocate reviews BUREAU of CHANGE: Social Services as “best street art on P.3+ menu”

Posted by BUREAU of CHANGE in MAINSTREET, SECURITY

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The 24/7 part of Prospect.3:

“But it’s a piece by the New Orleans-based Bureau of Change that likely will find its way into the most Instagram feeds.

Against a selfie-ready expanse of mirrors, the words “We Are What We See” invite viewers to consider a list of provocative statements regarding the role of images in social media — and by extension, our own roles in creating them.

It’s the kind of self-reflective art that depends on the active participation of a viewer for its meaning. And like the best street art on the P.3+ menu this season, it’s definitely worth making the time to seek out.”

Read the full story at The Advocate

03 Jan 2015 no comments / READ MORE