On Procession: Interchange Parade

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The exhibition On Procession was accompanied by a parade in Indianapolis on April 26, 2008. That parade, conceived as an extension of the exhibition, was developed with local partners and was comprised of commissioned artworks, a series of community workshops with master craftspersons, and an open call for participation.

I'd love to have such a parade in my town))

sorry, i meant willy. oops :p

Jyl, believe me, you're not missing much here in Indy...

sweet~ ( :

Mr. TTT seems so lifelike in the time lapse at the end. Good stuff.

Now I'm regretting not moving to Indy. I really want to be part of that lawnchair group.

Simple but very effective
The eyes were quite clever.

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