Have a drink with us at the Toro Toro Bar inside the InterContinental Hotel, and check out "United by Our Rough Edges", an artistic intervention on the hotel's walls, windows, and screens created by O, Miami.
“United by Our Rough Edges” is a celebration of Miami’s culture and diversity. Using the InterContinental’s unique array of public screens and displays, “United by Our Rough Edges” pays tribute to Miami’s poetic character through a number of different iterations. On the hotel’s two giant external LED displays, O, Miami presents a series of short poems and excerpts, including 20th Century Imagist poet H.D.’s ode to the sea, “Odean.” Rather than spelling out the poem, they are “signed” by Miami performance artist Rudi Goblin as an homage to the many different kinds of languages and translations that take place every day on the streets of Greater Miami.
On the displays by the elevator, a short film displays the geographic shape of every single Miami-Dade zip code in quick succession, while on the screens behind the front desk, a scroll of every zip code number in Miami-Dade County crawls by in tropical colors. The contrast in the speed of the images reflects the quick-slow nature of Miami life.
On the marquees and pods, a series of photos taken at O, Miami events all over the county increases awareness of the festival and its mission to reach every single person in Miami with a poem.