Who Are You? Open Call: Interviewees for Artist J Cacciola's Audio Tapestry

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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

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NY-based mixed-media artist, Jenn Cacciola is currently working on a large-scale, multi-layered tapestry piece that employs audio interviews and other recordings as a "soundtrack," to be projected from the piece during exhibitions. She is now in residency at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Manhattan, conducting personal one-on-one interviews with and simultaneously creating portraits of volunteers, that will be an essential part of research for the piece. The project seeks to question how growth occurs while a person is affected by environments, decisions, circumstances, and the intersection between the self and others, using ecological/botanical metaphor for human growth in various social environments.

Participants receive a print of the portrait created during their interview session.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Be sure to bring an ID with you that matches the name on your ticket. No age limit, but participants under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult and require parental consent.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Add any questions into the message field of the form at

Can I update my registration information?

Of course! Just send another message with your necessary updates. In the case that another individual will be taking your place, please be sure to notify the artist of the change before arriving - via the message form above.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, the ID of the person who attends should match the name on the registration. If you are unable to attend your session, please unregister yourself, and have the individual taking your place register themselves for a session.

Can I bring all my friends?

Sure, but in the interest of protecting the authenticity of the experience, only one interviewee will be allowed in the room at a time.

How is this gonna go down?

Once registering, the participant will receive an email from the artist in order to schedule their session. The interviewee will sit down one-on-one with the artist and will be asked a series of questions relating to their personal experiences, while being drawn by the artist. The session will be recorded by video and audio, though the video will not be used in the final artwork. Depending on the amount of detail in responses offered by the interviewee, the entire session could range from 45 minutes - 2 hours long. If desired, a follow-up session can be scheduled as well.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Subway lines B, D, F, M, 4, 6, N & R.
Buses: M21, M1 & M15
Parking can be found at any of these nearby lots:

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303 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-9562

Edison ParkFast
375 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-6950

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22 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
(800) 836-6666

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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

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