The fifth iteration of projects for TEMPO, Austin’s Art in Public Places program featuring temporary outdoor artworks and installations by local artists, are now on view. Funded by Austin’s Hotel Occupancy Tax and administrated by the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, TEMPO aims to make Austinites encounter artworks in unexpected places across the city. This current round of works will be on view through November 19, and will feature an exhibition of all nine installations at Edward Rendon Sr. Park from November 11-19 during the East Austin Studio Tour.
2017 TEMPO works include:
The Aviary: a sculpture aimed at encouraging writing and conversation among neighbors.
Carver Branch Library; District 1
1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702
Era Gate: a sculpture made of reclaimed oil barrels in response to the deaths caused by air pollution.
Pleasant Hill Branch Library, District 2
211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745
Ha Na Lee and James Hughes
Forgotten Landscapes: three interactive sculptures in which the viewer controls the speed of videos by turning a lever.
Bartholomew Park, District 4
5201 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723
Humble/B-15 (Oil + Ice): an abstract sculpture referencing the oil industry and the melting of glaciers.
Manchaca Road Branch Library, District 5
5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745
R. Eric McMaster
A Composition in Parts: a sound installation that deconstructs a string quartet.
Schroeter Park, District 6
11701 Big Trail, Austin, TX 78759
Double Arch: a pale-blue sculpture installed atop a flower bed.
Brentwood Park, District 7
6710 Arroyo Seco, Austin, TX 78757
Tubascopes: a sculpture made from reclaimed brass instruments that act like an ear horn for the viewer.
Austin Nature and Science Center; District 8
2389 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Austin Megha Vaidya + Jesus Valdez
Barriscope: a wall created using 8-foot-tall “periscople modules.”
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center; District 9
600 River St, Austin, TX 78701
Maya: a hand-carved limestone figure.
Ramsey Park; District 10
4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756