Pieces requiring viewer participation.

An attempt was made to transform viewer/consumers into active participants in hopes of spawning community.

Viewers as Participants
Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants
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"Popsicle" Performance collaboration with SACD graduate students, 2009, 1/4
Photos by Carrie Johnson
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"Popsicle", Collaboration with SCAD graduate students, 2009, 2/4
Photos by Carrie Johnson

Pedestrian leading "Popsicle" participants in happening

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"Popsicle", 2009, 3/4
Photo by Carrie Johnson

A random pedestrian turned into a choreographer for a twenty minute span and led the group in a series of movements. Each movement took on a different color.
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"Popsicle", 2009, 4/4
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Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants Painted pine cones, wood with Badminton game
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"Fly Fishing" experienced through badminton, San Diego, CA
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Painted pine cones, wood with Badminton game

In order to view "Fly Fishing" viewers were asked to experience the sculpture by playing a game of badminton.
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"Fly Fishing" experienced through badminton, San Diego, CA
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"Factory", Haven Arts, Bronx, NYC, 2008

NYC Harlem River Bridge workers participating in "Factory"

Tower installed a faux factory in a gutted factory building in the South Bronx complete with workers.
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"Snow Cake", 2010, 1/3

Artist (left) with Hamilton College Student Participants, Clinton, NY

Photos by Joshua McKee

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"Snow Cake", 2010, 2/3

Photos by Joshua Mckee
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"Snow Cake", 2010, 3/3

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants Community's Laundry and Detergent Bottles
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"LaunTree", Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
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Community's Laundry and Detergent Bottles
Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants Community's Laundry and Detergent Bottles
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Making "Launtree", Ketchum, ID
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Community's Laundry and Detergent Bottles

The Community delivered laun dry on location and watched the artist transform it into a Laun Tree.

Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants Community's Laundry and detergent bottles
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"LaunTree" Detail
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Community's Laundry and detergent bottles

One week of community laundry, delivered and transformed
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"Hibachi", Performance, 1/4

Performed Sculpture
Sponsored by the Sculpture Center
NYC

Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants Artist, Tricia Harrison, joined Tower as a "Marshmallow" in this performance
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"Hibachi", Performance, 2/4
Artist, Tricia Harrison, joined Tower as a "Marshmallow" in this performance

Performed Sculpture
Sponsored by the Sculpture Center
NYC

Note: A week before installation the Sculpture Center forced Tower to remove the lower section of "Hibachi" because they feared it to be a fire hazard.
Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants Artist, Tricia Harrison, joined Tower as a "Marshmallow" in this performance
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"Hibachi", Performance, 3/4
Artist, Tricia Harrison, joined Tower as a "Marshmallow" in this performance

Performed Sculpture
Sponsored by The Sculpture Center, NYC

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"Hibachi", Performance, 4/4
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"Westward Expansion Inwards", New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
curated by Laura Trippi

"Westward expansion Inwards" was installed as a national park of recyclables viewers hiked through complete with park signage and trail markers.

The exhibition was about Tower's experience pioneering the Williamsburg, Brooklyn art frontier in the late 80's and how her life experiences paralleled those of her great, great grandfather, Gaylen Clark, a founding father of Yosemite. In this exhibition, Tower claimed that only American frontier left to explore is one's own genetics and memory.

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Show entrance
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"Westward Expansion Inwards", Park Signage

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Cindy Tower's Great, great grandfather, Gaylen Clark, founding member of Yosemite along with John Muir and Olmstead
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Artist in urban forest under Bruckner Boulevard in New York City
1994
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Interior of grandfather's cabin
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Interior of artists' loft in Brooklyn

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Artist's great, great grandfather, guardian of Yosemite, on rock
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Artist on her roof

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Lumberjack photo
Cindy Tower Viewers as Participants Chain-sawed portraits of pioneering Williamsburg artists
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Lumberjack Pile
1993
Chain-sawed portraits of pioneering Williamsburg artists

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Lumberjack Detail
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New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City
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Family Tree

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Installation Detail
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View showing Flemish Pile

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Forest Detail
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Family Tree Installation

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Installation, "Westward Expansion Inwards"
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artist's grandfather in forest
1994
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Exhibition revealing prominent role genetics plays in human development

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"Westward Expansion Inwards"
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Guest attire for "Pretty Dot Piece" opening at Cleaver Callahan
Clothing was transformed into Western landscapes

Tower requested that guests arrive in polka dotted clothing which she later transformed into western landscapes and hung new works on the gallery walls.

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Custard's Last Stand
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Landscape in Orange

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Cleaver Callahan Gallery, New York City
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"Pretty Dot Piece" Installation

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Cleaver Callahan Gallery, New York City