Grains of Scandalous Blue, is a data visualisation of 2,500 individuals who made up the Volunteers of the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture events. 56 coloured rectangles are proportional to data about the volunteers from 1% vegan to 71% identify as female to 90% interested in outdoor events and festivals. Additionally is a wall of soft data, impressions about the experience from FUN, CHALLENGING, JOY to LIFE CHANGING. The room seeks to be a phenomenological expression of the volunteers time and impact on the city.
THE ART WORK MUST RESPOND TO SITE OR COMMUNITY. THE ART WORK MUST INVOLVE OR ENGAGE OTHERS. THE ART WORK MUST EMPLOY A STRATEGY OF DÉCOR.
Julia Vogl is American & British with an international practice. She makes social sculpture and drawings that are engaging with site and colorfully form community. A politics and art undergrad at Oberlin College, in 2011 she received a masters at Slade school of Art in London. Accolades include winner of Catlin Art Prize, Aesthetica Prize, two of her projects were included American for the Arts Public Art Year in Review selection, and a TEDx speaker.