Vaccine Vial Project: Courage During COVID-19
The ICA San José, and SVCreates are excited to announce the artists selected for the Vaccine Vial Project, Peter Foucault and Chris Treggairi.
Peter and Chris present Timeline of Greatness, a large-scale, digital multimedia installation and series of community engagements. This will be a meaningful and impactful project that celebrates and honors both healthcare professionals and shares the enduring stories of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initial groundwork for this project includes workshops and interviews with the public sharing their voice about navigating the pandemic. These interviews and the collection of stories, experiences, and feelings will make up the visual components displayed on the monitors.
The scope of this project will include utilizing all 1,000 vials provided as an essential component to create a modular wall mounted multimedia piece that will be transported to hospitals and vaccine sites throughout the San José and Silicon Valley area.
On Friday, September 3rd from 5-9pm, Peter and Chris for South FIRST FRIDAYS will set up an interactive workshop that will provide the public with a free take away hand screen printed poster with a write in space that will capture stories and experiences that can be incorporated into the project. The artists will provide two (4’ x 2’) tables, one with a live screen printing demo conducted by Foucault and the second will be a conversation space where Treggiari will talk to the public and walk them through how they can respond to the conversation prompts on the poster.
Established in 2013, SVCreates is a non-profit dedicated to accelerating Silicon Valley’s creative culture. SVCreates was created from a merging of the Arts Council Silicon Valley and 1st ACT Silicon Valley. SVCreates builds on Arts Council’s 30-year history of support to the arts community through regional grantmaking, professional development and the Artist Laureate program, and on 1stACT Silicon Valley’s dynamic role in incubating innovative programs and initiatives. SVCreates builds the creative sector’s capacity, raises the value and visibility of the creative sector, and increases access to arts and creativity.
About the VMC Foundation
The Valley Medical Center Foundation (VMC Foundation) is an independent community-driven 501c3 nonprofit organization founded to support and protect Silicon Valley’s most essential public healthcare institution – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics. In partnership with SCVMC, the VMC Foundation raises philanthropic dollars to improve existing services, pioneer new models of care, and advance the cause of high-quality healthcare for all.