Hope Arthur

The Core

June 5th, 2015

So…this is my newest venture…


I want to build this tower thing…but really its a bridge and a stage….I’ve been calling it a Tradger, because tower+bridge+stage = tradger…


What is The Core?

-A 12-14 ft. structure with tunnels, crevices, nooks and crannies.

-Will ideally be a stage upon which inter-disciplinary performances will take place.

-Will be a challenge for meaningful collaborations.

-Will represent the collective core of our being as humans.

But really its more than that…here is the mission statement:

Our Mission: To be an interactive art installation that opens up conversation about what all human beings have in common; to challenge each other and help each other grow through meaningful collaborations; to strive to understand and express the core of humanity.

The city of Fort Wayne is teeming with local talent. This project seeks to act as a bridge amongst artists in our community to hopefully result in meaningful collaborations that resonate with people from all walks of life. We aim to achieve this through seminars, workshops and conversations about culture, history, biology, sociology, aesthetics, linguistics and many other fields of study with the goal of understanding what it means to live fully as a human, and applying the information to our performances and collaborations.

The Core is also an acronym for Cultivating Oneness Reinventing Expression:


– 1: to prepare or prepare and use for the raising of crops; also : to loosen or break up the soil about (growing plants)

-2a: to foster the growth of 2b: CULTURE 2c: to improve by labor, care, or study: REFINE


-4: to seek the society of: make friends with


Definiton of One
-1: being a singular unit or thing

Definition of Oneness
– :the quality or state or fact of being one: as a: SINGLENESS b: INTEGRITY,



-1: to make as if for the first time something already invented -2: to remake or redo completely
-3: to bring into use again


-1a: an act, process, or instance of representing in a medium : UTTERANCE 1b (1) : something that manifests, embodies, or symbolizes something

else (2) : a significant word or phrase (3) : a mathematical or logical

symbol or a meaningful combination of symbols (4) : the detectable effect of a gene

I’m really hoping to bring artists from all walks of life together to speak to each other and to the community about their work, how it relates to our society, and I hope this will be a challenge for artists to work together.

I’ll post more about it the more the idea is developed!!