Documentation of a site specific interactive work created by Liz Nofziger as public artist in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts in 2014. This massive community ping pong table was a colorful, interactive outdoor installation made up of three conjoined, regulation-sized ping pong tables, custom-engineered to form an oversized Community Ping Pong Court. This unique configuration, which was free and open to the public from July through October 2014, encouraged participants - from the proficient to the amateur - to try their skills, make new friends and make up their own rules. All were encouraged to stop and play - paddles and balls will be available at no charge around the clock. Each bounce of the ball was captured by microphone and amplified, processed and played back in real time, adding another element of recreation to the work.
Still photographs by Melissa Blackall Photography at Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Liz Nofziger: Bounce, July 24-October 15, 2014.