August 1, 2013

The Ziock Project

By Dave Machacek

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On the 4th of July 2012, ArtOrg traveled to Rockford, Illinois to take part in artist Roland Poska’s annual event for signing “Declarations of Interdependence”. We performed our small steamroller printing event, at the corner of State and Main, and 45 kids and adults made wonderful paper prints despite some very hot weather. We saved the printing blocks that they created, reprinted the blocks, and placed those reprints inside a 9-foot-tall model of Rockford’s Ziock Building, and unveiled the so-called “Ziock Project” the next year on July 4, 2013 also at the corner of State and Main. We suggest that this “Ziock Project” and the art contained within represent the creativity and vitality that could exist within redeveloped industrial and commercial buildings. (This project appeared in issue #49 of the Public Art Review.)

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