Battle of Everyouth

Battle of Everyouth by Ali Momeni and Jenny Schmid with students from Washburn High School was presented at Northern Spark. It is a projection-based performance staged at multiple sites on and around the Minneapolis Institute of Arts , which is blend of live cinema, participatory theater and live performance. The Battle of Everyouth creates a context for exploration and conversation on the theme of global youth and violence.

A “mixing station” staged in front of the museum produces large-scale panoramic projections onto its facade using live video feeds from numerous dispersed performance contexts. The performance contexts that generate the raw materials of the projection are centered around a miniature urban set on display outside the museum. These performance contexts are run by students from Washburn High who act as the messengers as well as the listeners in this work. They use two types of devices in their interactive rapport with the public, which are both mobile and wireless. The first is an ornate hat, which is designed to capture up-close video footage of faces. The second is an augmented briefcase used to capture writing and drawing with markers. Video feeds from these interaction devices are projected onto architectural components in the miniature set, and simultaneously recorded and manipulated by Momeni and Schmid as they project at large scale onto the museum.

Supported by

MIA Inside/Out: Battle of Everyouth is made possible by a Joyce Award and a grant from the Friends of the Institute with additional support from Best Buy Children’s Foundation. Presentation of The Battle of Everyouth at Northern Spark is also made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Karolina Sobecka, Forth

http://vimeo.com/25636588

I have to admit I love most of Karolina Sobecka’s work. This new responsive, generative lobby video with immersive sound, Forth, seems amazing.

I’m sure there were functional and likely budget reasons, but it’s a little disappointing that it’s such a SCREEN, especially in contrast to a lot of her other work.

Sobecka was part of the MAW residency program in 2010, and her Wildlife was a big hit at the inaugural 01SJ Biennial/ISEA Symposium.


Karolina Sobecka, Forth

http://vimeo.com/25636588

I have to admit I love most of Karolina Sobecka’s work. This new responsive, generative lobby video with immersive sound, Forth, seems amazing.

I’m sure there were functional and likely budget reasons, but it’s a little disappointing that it’s such a SCREEN, especially in contrast to a lot of her other work.

Sobecka was part of the MAW residency program in 2010, and her Wildlife was a big hit at the inaugural 01SJ Biennial/ISEA Symposium.


Community conversation @NorthernSpark

All My Relations Gallery

All My Relations Arts invites you to join us for a community conversation with local Native American artists Mona Smith, Bobby Wilson and Robert Two Bulls. They will be talking with guest artists Rigo 23, whose work Oglala Oyate will screen during the Northern Spark festival at AMRA. Joining them will be Tom Poor Bear from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Poor Bear worked with Rigo 23 and appears in the video. Curator and poet Heid Erdrich will moderate. Light refreshments will be served.

All My Relations Arts
1414 East Franklin Ave.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rigo 23, Oglala Oyate, 2010 01SJ Biennial


Parasite

“parasite is an independant projection-system that can be attached to subways and other trains with suction pads. parasite projects inside films inside a tunnel. these tunnels bear something mystic – most people usually have never made a step inside any of those tunnels. confusing the routine of your train-travelling-journey, your habits and perception the projections parallel worlds – mak — TheGreenEyl


Why nuit blanche?

Bring to Light from Max Tiberi on Vimeo.

Brooklyn Street Art: We’re always talking about the intersection of Street Art, Urban Art, Public Art, Performance, Projection Art – do you think that there is a growing interest among city dwellers in reclaiming public space for art?

Ethan Vogt: Yes, Yes, Yes! – I think this festival really struck a chord and that people looking for an authentic, non-consumer, artistic, participatory, and community experience.

Ken Farmer: I think there is a growing interest in authentic, and interactive public art. We are in a beautiful era of D.I.Y. culture. The big, corporate commissioned public art pieces in lifeless lower Manhattan plazas are old news. People want something more relatable and more dynamic. We are seeing a proliferation of low-cost, pop-up elements in public spaces. Some may see it as art, others as amenity, either way…its terrific.

Interesting interview with the organizers of the recent NYC nuit blanche, Bring to Light.

via Huffington Post

See also Bring to Light and Northern Spark.


Today’s question – What is your dream for the future?

"Hello world, goodbye San Jose," from Christopher Baker, offscript, 300 Santana Row, San Jose, CA Today's question - What is your dream for the future? Commissioned by ZER01 for the 01SJ Biennial

I’m heading home after an amazing 01SJ Biennial. What should I see on the way?

What should I see on the way?


Mobile Shadow Projection Theater gets mobile

Follow the Mobile Shadow Projection Theater’s bike / performance to Duluth online.

“Mobile Shadow Projection (MSP) Theater’s balloon balloon balloon, balloon balloon follows the story of a single balloon released from a human hand. The aim of the project is to take a mobile theatre experience on a 2-week tour, across Minnesota, via bicycle. Following a route from Minneapolis to Duluth, MSP Theater will stop at several campgrounds, schools and recreational family sites in order to bring live, free, interactive puppetry theatre to children and families. This blog will chronicle the experience, set to take place August 8-20, 2010.”


Call for volunteers

Wing Young Huie, University Avenue Project(ion) site

Wing Young Huie, University Avenue Project(ion) site. Courtesy the artist.

Get involved with The University Avenue Project

Photographs by Wing Young Huie are installed over 6 miles of University Avenue in Saint Paul for The University Avenue Project…an extraordinary public exhibition that is on display in storefronts and on building facades May 1 – October 31, 2010.

At the center of the exhibit is The University Avenue Project(ion) Site, located at 1433 University Avenue. On a nightly basis beginning at dusk, Wing’s photographs are projected on 40’foot screens, accompanied by a soundtrack from local musicians. The last Saturday of each month, we invite local talent to take the stage for The University Avenue Project Cabarets.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the May 29th Cabaret and for the nightly show at The University Avenue Project(ion) Site

  • Volunteers must attend a 1.5 -hour training session on Thursday, May 27th from 5:00-6:30pm or Friday, May 28th from 2:00-3:30pm. Volunteer Training will be held at the Project(ion) Site, 1433 University Avenue.
  • Volunteers must be available to work on the Project(ion) Site during evening hours. For the month of June, standard volunteer shifts are 8:15pm-10:45pm nightly. At special events, such as the Cabarets, volunteer shift times change slightly.
  • Volunteers must be able to lift up to 20lbs to assist with site set-up.

May 29th Cabaret Volunteer Duties

There are two shift options for the Cabarets.

  • Shift 1: 6:00pm-8:30pm Volunteers will assist with site set-up, public information and outreach, and smooth running of the Cabaret line-up.
  • Shift 2: 8:15pm-10:45pm Volunteers will assist with smooth running of the headlining Cabaret act and stay through the completion of the Project(ion).

Project(ion) Site Volunteer Duties

Volunteers will assist Public Art Saint Paul’s University Avenue Project(ion) Site Managers in the smooth operation of the nightly show 8:15-10:45pm. Volunteers will work with the site manager to:

  • Set up and close down site each evening
  • Provide project information to the public
  • Ensure general safety of audience -Assist with traffic and crowd control

Time commitment:

  • 1.5 hours for training session on either May 27th or May 28th at The Project(ion) Site, 1433 University Avenue, Saint Paul.
  • 6+ Hours – Volunteers will be asked to complete at least two volunteer shifts. Public Art Saint Paul will work with you to coordinate a schedule.

To register for a volunteer training or for more information contact Ashley Hanson at Public Art Saint Paul 651.290.0921 or email Ashley@publicartstpaul.org

To sign up for Project(ion) site shifts throughout the month of May, please visit the Get Involved section of the project website www.theuniversityavenueproject.com.


Opening night, The University Avenue Project


Wing Young Huie, University Avenue Project opens tonight

Wing Young Huie reviewing test of the University Avenue Project(ion) site at 1433 University Ave., St. Paul, MN

Wing Young Huie reviewing test of the University Avenue Project(ion) site at 1433 University Ave., St. Paul, MN

Northern Lights was invited by Public Art Saint Paul and Wing Young Huie to participate in Wing’s University Avenue Project by proposing a “Project(ion) Site,” where there will be a nightly 2-hour show beginning at dusk of more than 450 of Wing’s photographs, which he has taken over the past 4 years, and which are exhibited along a 6-mile stretch of University Avenue.

The show begins tonight, Saturday, May 1, at 8 pm at 1433 University Avenue, and runs through October 31. More details.


C02 Cube

Christophe Cornubert, The CO2 Cube in Copenhagen. Credit: Joshua Brott. via Culture Monster

Christophe Cornubert, The CO2 Cube in Copenhagen. Credit: Joshua Brott. via Culture Monster

“In Copenhagen, where the United Nations’ summit on global warming is currently underway, artists  unveiled on Monday what they are calling ‘The CO2 Cube,’ a three-story site-specific artwork that was designed by L.A.-based architect Christophe Cornubert.” — David Ng via Culture Monster

CO2 CUBE, Saint Jørgens Lake in front of Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen Artistic concept by Alfio Bonanno  Architecture by Christophe Cornubert, PUSH  Digital imagery by Obscura Digital. Photo Joshusa Bell

CO2 CUBE, Saint Jørgen's Lake in front of Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen Artistic concept by Alfio Bonanno Architecture by Christophe Cornubert, PUSH Digital imagery by Obscura Digital. Photo Joshusa Brott

via Millennium ART

Who knew the CO2 Cube is created out of shipping containers?

C02 Cube. Image via Obscura Digital via Curbed.

C02 Cube. Image via Obscura Digital via Curbed LA.

“Is there anything shipping containers can’t do? Here they are arranged on a barge in St. Jørgens Lake in Copenhagen to visually represent one metric ton of carbon dioxide stored at standard atmospheric pressure. An average person in an industrialized country puts that amount out monthly.

“[Architect Chrisophe] Cornubert says the message of the shipping containers is deliberate–it calls to mind Copenhagen’s local shipping industry, consumption, and reuse all at once. Two sides of the big cube are covered in a mesh fabric and act as video screens, showing art, news, data visualizations, and other content. Besides all the transportation and construction, the CO2 Cube uses two 20,000 lumen projectors, an audio system, and LED lights.”

via Curbed LA


Doug Aitken, “Frontier”