Focused on inspiring new work from local artists, RAM will challenge them to create pieces that can be displayed and performed on the move. Unlike traditional festivals which give rise to crowds as people flock to specific sites, RAM will have no fixed locations. Instead it will take place in a geographic zone of ever-shifting activity within Grand Rapids’ Monroe North neighborhood.
A music performance could take place on one street corner, then move to another. An artwork might pass you on the sidewalk. An actor may perform a monologue on a bicycle. How can art be attached to the body, put on wheels, or performed while in motion? RAM will show Grand Rapids that when given the chance, our artists can create unforgettable experiences.