Let's Play!

We're so excited to see you this weekend for FIGMENT Boston 2015! Click "More" for info and links--everything you need to know!

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You're Invited: Playtime!

We're so excited to see you this weekend for FIGMENT Boston 2015! Check out the info and links below for everything you need to know.

When: Saturday July 25, 11am–11pm + Sunday July 26, 12pm–6pm

FIGMENT After Dark Dance Party [Dewey Square, with special after dark art features]: Saturday July 25 from 6pm–11pm

Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway

How to get there

Event MAP

Be sure to document your experience with social media using #figbos15!


2015 Dance + Music

FIGMENT Boston is coming up this weekend, and we are so excited to play with you! Check out all of the Event Details HERE to ensure an amazing experience.

Join in the fun with exciting Dance + Music performances throughout the weekend--and make sure to bring your dancing shoes so that you can participate!


1 Week "til Playtime!

FIGMENT Boston is only 1 week away!

Amazing art projects will blossom on the Rose Kennedy Greenway next weekend--and they need YOU to make them come to life! Join the interactive fun on Saturday July 25 from 11am–11pm and Sunday July 26 12pm–6pm, including the second annual FIGMENT After Dark Dance Party in Dewey Square on Saturday from 6pm–11pm!

CHECK OUT THE ART!

#MeconoMorph

An evolving art form created entirely from business cards and money clips that are interlocked to create a fluid, 3D configuration representing Art, Math and Business.

Clubhouse Interactive

DIY interactive projection projects using Scratch & video sensing capabilities, and demos on how to create awesome projects! Free program for Boston-area youth ages 10-18, located at the Museum of Science.

Making Waves

Enjoy the figural and abstract shapes that emerge when you "make waves" with us!

COMMUNAL EFFORT

We seek to create an environment ripe for each individual to achieve personal artistic transformation — but the creation of such an environment can be done only through creative cooperation and collaboration. Dress up, participate, step up to the mic, interact, bring art and games, and most importantly PLAY with us next weekend! Consider volunteering for a shift to make it all happen, or join the FIGMENT 100 and support the effort all year long!

Bookmark our website and check in for updated information, event maps, and more.

Document your FIGMENT experience on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with official festival hashtag: #figbos15

Click HERE to Volunteer

Click HERE to join the FIGMENT 100

We can’t wait to share this experience with you!

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2015 Artist Feature: MeconoMorph

FIGMENT Boston 2015 Project Feature:  MeconoMorph (MMORPH for short) 

FIGMENT Boston is all about sharing the love--with our artists, audience, and the public! Learn more about one of the many unique pieces coming to the Rose Kennedy Greenway in just a few weeks...MeconoMorph! This piece from Viktor Genel is a unique and original Art/Science/Business concept ---an ever growing, shape changing, morphing forms structure built almost completely from business cards and money clips.

Bucky's Legacy at Work

This new concept mixing several disciplines into an evolving art form pays homage to Richard Buckminster 'Bucky' Fuller's great donation to mankind, on the eve of his 120th birthday. Fuller's concept of the geodesic dome inspired the creation of Mecons, individual pieces that make up the project. Each unit is a structurally sound building block, created by shaping business cards at precise angles. Contributors have their cards formed into basic 'bricks' called Mecons (or receive simple instructions on how to create them themselves). These pieces are infinite in their growth potential, as well as utterly unique. Currently a traveling exhibit, collecting new cards and interacting with its audience, the installation is still searching for its permanent home. Most recently piece appeared in the gallery context at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasett, MA. It was also presented not long ago to the audiences attending ArtsMatter Advocacy Day in Wang Theatre, Boston.

See the full gallery HERE

Learn more about how you can participate in MeconoMorph HERE

Come see the project up close on July 25 + 26, 2015!


Meet & Greet #1

Calling all FIGMENT Artists: Past, Present and Future!

As we approach the end of the Call For Art [call closes June 15], we invite you to the first of our FIGMENT Boston Meet & Greets on Tuesday June 9th, 7pm–9pm!

Meet the Curatorial Team at 7pm beneath the awe inspiring Janet Echelman sculpture on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, which will be on view until October 2015. We’re excited to have it fly above our event this summer and can’t wait for you all to see it (if you haven’t already)!  

After a short walk through the Greenway, regroup at The Times Irish Pub (112 Broad Street). Let’s share a pint, toss around ideas, or get advice on current projects. The FIGMENT Boston Curatorial Team will be ready to answer any questions and assist with the project submission process.

Past artists, current artists, volunteers – Everyone is invited!

What are you bringing?

~We look forward to meeting you!

Submissions HERE

Artist FAQ HERE

Browse our gallery of images from previous years of FIGMENT Boston for inspiration!

Contact our curators with any questions about submissions! bostoncuratorial@figmentproject.org

Photo: c_2014_Glenn-Heinmiller


FIGMENT Unmasked—A Museum Masquerade

Enjoy a night of adventure, dancing and participatory art- interactive, inspiring & inventive!*

*Early Bird Ticket Ticket Purchases extended through February 15!

Join FIGMENT Boston at a unique night out at FIGMENT unMasked, a celebration of interactive art, creativity, and a culture where anything is possible! FIGMENT Boston is excited to bring us back to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation for another amazing night in a wild space. Explore this innovative museum surrounded by awe-inspiring performances, interactive art, light sculptures and installations steam-powered by the imagination.

 

WHEN: March 5, 2015, 6:30-11:30pm

WHERE: Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation - Waltham, MA

 

Experience awesomeness such as:
Light Sculptures
Live Performance Painting
Interactive Demonstrations
Robots
Machine Demonstrations
Live Music
DJs
Aerial Silks Performances

 

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/figment-unmasked-a-museum-masquerade-tickets-15159046115

Three Ticketing Levels*:
* There are discounts for Early Bird Purchase (through 2/15/15) and Group Purchase

 

ENVISION- $45
Full Access to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
Interactive Art & Performances
Hors D'oeuvres
Wine & Craft Beer
Raffle
Silent Auction

 

INVENT - $70
ENVISION Plus...Special Gift & Champagne Toast

 

SUPPORTER -  $250
INVENT Plus...Bonus Appreciation from FIGMENT - Thank you for the extra support

 

Questions/Contact: boston@figmentproject.org 

 

Getting There:

MBTA: The museum is a short walk from the MBTA transit depot on Carter St. Local bus 70/70A from Cambridge via Watertown runs every day.Express buses (500 and above) run on limited schedules to and from Boston, Cambridge, Riverside, and Newton.Commuter rail trains run from Boston’s North Station on the Fitchburg line.

Driving: From the North or South: From Interstate 95/Route 128, take exit 26 (Route 20 East) for 1.6 miles. At Waltham Common, turn right onto Moody St. Cross the river, turn left onto Pine St, and left onto Cooper St into the Embassy Theater parking lot. Purchase a ticket (2 hours or more) from one of the two ticket machines, and place the ticket on your dashboard (free on Sundays and holidays). Then follow the signs and cross the footbridge. The museum entrance is below the smokestack.

There is no parking available for guests in the rear museum parking lot.


FIGMENT First Night 2015!

FIGMENT Boston @ First Night 2015: Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration!

FIGMENT, a free celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible, joins First Night Boston for a second year of fun and revelry on the Boston Common. As the nation’s oldest celebration of New Year’s Eve, First Night offers a unique opportunity for artists to present interactive, inspired works with this special “event within an event.”

FIGMENT is about participation. Precisely because it requires interaction between the art, the artist, and the viewer, participatory art can be a vehicle for personal and social transformation. The passive viewer is made active, contributing to the creation, understanding and very definition of the art. These activities bring together artists and community members in ways that build relationships and encourage individual creativity. We believe visitors of all ages and backgrounds have something to offer, and invite them to participate in installation art, costuming, interactive performance, games, activities, workshops, and anything else the mind can envision.

At First Night, FIGMENT will serve as one of the anchors of the activities on the Common, along with the family fireworks, a music stage, ice sculptures, and the end point of the First Night Parade. FIGMENT First Night will take place on the northeast corner of the Boston Common. Framed by the dramatic backdrop of the Massachusetts State House, the site is conveniently located near the Park Street MBTA station and dozens of major attractions.

Quick Event Facts:

  • The 2015 theme of First Night is Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration.

  • The FIGMENT Boston event will take place from 7:30 PM on Wednesday December 31st.

  • First Night is attended annually by more than 250,000 people who come to celebrate the arts in downtown Boston.

  • FIGMENT Boston’s summer event has been a huge success as a showcase for local artists and performers over the last five summers, with approximately 20,000 visitors in 2014.

  • In 2014, FIGMENT First Night brought light installations, fire art, and performances to the Common, to the delight of thousands of attendees.

Check out images from last year’s event!

More information about First Night: http://www.firstnightboston.org/

FIGMENT Boston invites you to join us on the Common for this truly unique opportunity to ring in 2015 immersed in beautiful interactive art!

Share your experience! #ffn15


Thank You for FIGMENT Boston 2014

We played, danced, smiled and shared an absolutely amazing time together this weekend! Thank you for participating, volunteering, and bringing your art to FIGMENT Boston! Your creative spirits truly lit up the heart of downtown Boston in celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible!

FIGMENT is a gift that we all give to the Boston community. Your participation and generous donations help to make it all happen. If you had a great time at FIGMENT and want to keep us going strong in Boston, please get involved and consider supporting FIGMENT Boston by joining the FIGMENT 100.

 

 

People who join the FIGMENT 100 help sustain us year-round by sending $5 to $50 a month.  Please donate to FIGMENT BOSTON online, either as a one-time donation or by joining the FIGMENT 100. You can make a huge difference to FIGMENT with a small monthly donation and the more people on board, the merrier! Tell your friends that you’re part of the FIGMENT 100 and invite them to join you!

Love FIGMENT Boston?! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and help us spread the word by telling your friends and sharing your photos, videos and experiences at the event this weekend! #figbos14

As FIGMENT is a participatory event entirely organized by volunteers, we welcome your help in documenting the experiences had by all. If you have photos or video that you would like to share to help us promote future events, we would be most appreciative! We promise to credit you every time the photo or video is used.

To submit photos:

Thank you for making FIGMENT Boston 2014 so special!

Photo Credit: CDavies


Breaking news: Sunday July 27

In the best interests of the artists, volunteers and attendees, FIGMENT Boston has decided to cancel the second day of planned activities for the annual festival due to inclement weather.

FIGMENT Boston would like to thank everyone who made yesterday such a fun, interactive, and special event from day time to the After Dark party!

 

As FIGMENT is a participatory event entirely organized by volunteers, we welcome your help in documenting everything that happened at the event. If you have photos or video that you would like to share to help us promote future events, we would be most appreciative! We promise to credit you every time the photo or video is used.

To submit photos:

Thank you in advance for sharing and for making FIGMENT Boston 2014 an amazing adventure!