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Rochester photographer and videographer Alex Weiser, who brands his work as "Between Your Ears," wants to encourage playfulness in his new interactive photo presentation, "Working in Public." The experimental display showcases Weiser's photographs — all of them taken this June — alongside short sentences, words, and ideas which can be arranged and rearranged along five wire lines to create loose narratives. Weiser's intention is to build a fun activity, so patrons grabbing coffee at Ugly Duck are free to write their own words on new note cards and reposition the photos to their liking.

During the closing reception on Sunday, June 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Weiser will take down the display's components, and visitors will gather around the tables in Ugly Duck to construct new stories as a type of storytelling game. Weiser hopes to find inspiration from the exhibit that he can use for future film ideas.

"Working in Public" continues through Sunday, July 2, at Ugly Duck Coffee (89 Charlotte Street). Admission is free. Visit for more information. Some of Weiser's film work is available to view on his company's website at