Monday, August 16, 2010

Forecast Umbrella Event

The Wave, 2010 by Ned Kahn
Photo by George Heinrich.

Join us in welcoming award-winning artist and MacArthur Fellow, Ned Kahn (of Sebastopol, CA) to Minneapolis!

Kahn is the creator of The Wave at the new Twins Stadium's Target Plaza. This is Minnesota's first commission by Kahn, adding to the artist's worldwide collection of over 40 elemental public artworks, including Milwaukee Waterfront's Wind Leaves, San Francisco Center for the Arts' Breathing Sky, and Pittsburgh Children’s Museum's Articulated Cloud.

Save the Date! for September 16th's Artist Talk and a special evening Benefit Celebration, featuring Ned Kahn and special guest Tom Oslund.

Don’t miss this chance to see Ned Kahn's extensive public art portfolio based on the natural phenomena of wind, fog, light, water, sand, air and fire, and hear his unique perspective on public art. Special guest Tom Oslund, the award-winning landscape architect and designer of Target Plaza, will share the stage with Ned, recalling the incredible back story of The Wave.

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010 — 12:00 – 1 pm

Where: Minneapolis Central Library [ map ] — Pohlad Hall

Cost: FREE

Presented by Forecast Public Art, with support from Hennepin County Libraries and our sponsors.

Celebrate Ned's work and honor all of the players behind the new Twins Stadium and Target Plaza—you can't beat the views in this exclusive setting! Open to everyone and benefitting a great local nonprofit dedicated to public art (that's us!). There'll be fabulous food, a cash bar, and come early to experience a surprise Umbrella performance!

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010 — 7:00 – 10 pm

Where: Minnesota Twins Stadium [ map ] — Metropolitan Club

Cost: $30 per person* benefitting Forecast Public Art

*Tickets will go on sale August 18 (through Forecast's office).

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Processing, Forward Going

I have been on the road and away from home for awhile. Learning lots of new things and now am trying to get my head back around all the information and put it to good use. Presently, starting to work on a few new projects. The first is, "the umbrella project" for Forecast Public Art's Fundraiser.

The project entails creating an umbrella flash mob type event on the Target Plaza site.

I have been doing research in the plaza looking at the art work and moving wind sculpture of Ned Kahn and thinking about how a mass group of untrained and never before rehearsed individuals with umbrellas might create a big impact in relationship to the sculpture. Also, how sound carries in the space and what the eye would catch at twilight or as the sun is setting.. Going back tonight for another look see. Making has many different components.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

What the Heart Knows the Brain Forgets 2008 Summer Performance

Images from the show..." What the Heart Knows the Brain Forgets" segment 5 of the "Still it Moves" series Based on the life Galileo Galilee, using live video feed projections, toy theater, giant maronettes, and live sung narration.
Performance Art Project--Artery 24-- SOAP FACTORY July 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Art Shanty Projects Winter 2008 -- Performances in the Black Box Theater

visit the black box theater blog for the big picture.... but, here is a taste...of the first year of the project...

Performers From the 2008 Black Box Theater Season!!

Chastity Brown, Koalism -- Hip Hop, RPM Puppet Theater,
and Mad King Thomas -- Dance Party

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Barebones Halloween Show

As we move into fall that can mean only one thing HALLOWEEN !!!! Yes, Halloween is on the make. This year as in many years past I am working a a core artist and builder... I am also co-directing with Arwen Wilder of HIJACK. This is my 15th year working on the show in some capaticity....hard to believe....The theme of this years show is loosely based on the Greek Myth of Jason and the Argonauts and we are trying to figure out ways to tell the story through myth, present day politics and humor.... We plan tell the Golden Fleeces side of the story... and use a chorus of Isadora Duncan style dancers and singer, there will be stilted Harpies, Clashing Rocks, FIre Breathing Bulls and much much more.... as we progress more will divulge itself here in Cyber Space...

Stilting at the State Fair -- Summer 2008

August the month when summer draws to a close and we move from heat of those long languid hot summer days and into the lure of the crisp autumn nights. But, before we get swept away by the Fall winds ...there is the wondrous ... Minnesota get together, aka the Minnesota State Fair, a Minnesota fave for many a year... where everything ... and I mean everything happens to come on a stick... as a founding member of Chicks on Sticks, this is one of my favorite gigs of the summer!! This was our third year silting as in daily parade and my first stilting nine days of the twelve day run...