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Female artist working on public art installation

Occupied Warren 2.0 Visual Entry Three

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The neighboorhood was so quiet that as I walked closer to the Occupied Warren project site, I could only hear the sound of a hammer pounding on a wall. In between those sounds, there was a pause, and then the sound of materials moving. The orchestrator of this sound and progress was artist, Summer Zickefoose.

Summer was the first Occupied Warren artist that I met visiting the project site. I didn’t want to disturb her too much so I announced my presence inside the house, briefly introduced myself and my reason for being there. As a fellow artist, I know how it feels to be disturbed when you’re creating a masterpiece – it’s annoying. However, I had a job to do, but doing it respectfully, unintrusively, and by not showing too much of the installation was the objective.

Artist works on her public art installation

During the first Occupied Warren project, we did a few video interviews with the artists while they were working. While the videos added a visual element to the story, I felt it distracting to the artists. This time, we quietly captured photographs and saved the interviews for a more relaxed space inside Sound United. Summer was the second artists interviewed.

In the first Audio Sessions segment below, Summer discusses what she hopes you walk away with when you visit the Occupied Warren Public Art Project. The second segment, she described her beautiful art installation. Enjoy.

Audio Sessions | Ep. 3 and 4: Summer Zickefoose


About Occupied Warren

Occupied 2.0 is a temporary exhibition in a vacant, blighted house, located in a neighborhood in Warren, Ohio. Artwork in the installation is created, installed, developed, revealed, or performed by local artists exploring this year’s theme of Fairytale & Fantasy.

Event Date: September 13th 5 PM -7 PM, and September 14th, 11 AM – 4 PM
Located at 474 Parkman Rd SW, Warren, Ohio 44485

Occupied Warren is a collaboration between Ohio Arts Council, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, The D5 Group, LLC, and Trumbull County Landbank.

Sound United Podcast Studio manager adjusts microphone for interviewee
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