I've Lived (Post-it Notes for Neighbors), Brooklyn, NY
Public art installation on a storefront window in Carroll Gardens. It’s a question every New Yorker wonders – how much is my neighbor paying for their apartment? "I’ve Lived" was an interactive installation that helped demystify the topic by inviting local residents and other passers-by to share information about their living situation. Inspired by Illegal Art's "To Do" installation, this participatory project covered a storefront window with Post-it notes stamped with specific fill-in-the-blank forms. Passers-by could fill in a note with their own apartment information and balk at the high and low numbers paid by others. By the end of the week, the window will transformed into a useful collection of personal notes created by and relevant to the community, while serving as a reflection of changing real estate values.
"I've Lived" was created by Candy Chang and was part of the Windows Brooklyn exhibit that paired artists with storefront windows in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens June 14-22, 2008.