“This is David Guion; I’m the Executive Director of Dublin Arts Council and I’m here to talk about Titration as well as a particular work by Brian Russell. Titration has been curated as part of a ripple effect, artistic impact of the Scioto River, which is a project that began in 2007, designed to offer ongoing and unique opportunities not only for visual arts but also for performing and interpretive art projects with a multi-level investigation of the river. So we came up with the title to the exhibition that you’re now viewing. Titration is really a laboratory term. We thought it was important that we include pieces of public art, sort of drop by drop, until there’s a change in the solution, and so the change has really been a larger grouping of public art for Dublin residents and visitors. In Titration we wanted to introduce some work that wasn’t a part of the commissioning process. We placed the work on loan and we asked the community to vote on the particular pieces that resonated with them. Most of them are located along bikeways or public pathways, so we asked people to visit them and make a decision on which pieces they wanted to remain in the city. So there was a voting process throughout the city.”
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