You can now download the City Palette app for IOS devices (Android coming soon!), designed by Spillways resident Chloe Bass in collaboration with Antenna!
Through camera and location access, City Palette is a free app that allows users to upload the colors from their own local environment. The app will choose a dominant tone to save from each user-submitted image. Users assign their own names to the colors they upload, and can view ‘nearby’ swatches from other users. Allowing users to generate and name their own color-coded swatches of New Orleans (and other cities) will reflect and convey an individualized and experiential portrait of urban space–not just what they see, but how they see it. Users have already started adding their own color discoveries of New Orleans!
Artworks in the form of advertisements for the app, designed in color swatches that reflect on parts of the city, have also been installed on the RTA transit system.
This project is part of Bass’s ongoing project, the Book of Everyday Instruction, Chapter Seven: Subject to change without notice, which explores subjective experiences of color and public space in New Orleans.
Antenna::Spillways is funded in part by the VIA Art Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by generous contributions of individuals just like you!