The Wall

Al Letson asks for local support for a large-scale, multi-tablet installation

Co-creator Bret Lawrence stands in front of The Wall's promo video playing on loop at MOCA.
Kara Pound

Al Letson, Bret Lawrence

No. 491

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

Most people in Northeast Florida know the name Al Letson. A poet, playwright performer, host of NPR’s “State of the Re:Union” and local celebrity, Letson’s seizing the One Spark opportunity to garner support of The Wall. Also known as entry #491, The Wall is a large-scale, multi-tablet installation aimed at encouraging people to participate, share, create and explore media in a public space.

“This experience has been a bit overwhelming, but I just love the energy that’s around,” admits Bret Lawrence, co-creator of The Wall. “We’ve met a lot of people interested in collaborating with us.”

The Wall is located adjacent to MOCA’s lobby. The display features flat screen TV’s with a video of Letson explaining the project running on a loop. Entry #491 hopes to gather support from One Spark revelers to reach their initial financial goal of $40,000.

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