The Roving Highlighter, a mobile art production and display housing, is a site-specific yet constantly changing “art box” proposed for the 2010 Schenk Woodman competition. It questions the identity and permanence of public art by asserting that there are existing urban details in the Kensington area of Philadelphia that are worth highlighting. The vehicle is designed to be driven around the neighborhood and parked at locations chosen by a projection artist. The artist uses the interior space to prepare frames to obstruct a light as desired for each neighborhood detail chosen, and the light is turned on at night for display. The goal is to alter the way passersby view and think about the neighborhood.
PennDesign, Schenk Woodman Competition, 2010