An exhibition of emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture
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Northern Lights.mn presents the third edition of Art(ists) On the Verge (AOV3) at The Soap Factory. This exhibition features new work from five Minnesota-based artists. AOV3 is an intensive, year-long, mentor-based fellowship program for emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or participatory. Previous exhibitions of work by AOV fellows have been at the Weisman Art Museum (2009) and the Spark Festival at the University of Minnesota (2010).
Explore hertzian space through Anthony Tran’s live body projections. Zero in on Mike Hoyt’s video paintings of the Powderhorn neighborhood and join the online civic dialog. Wander the gallery and find yourself in the north woods of Minnesota, as you peer through the eyes of an animatronic hunter, in Drew Anderson’s miniature theater. Get on the horn and leave a status update for Caly McMorrow’s sound and light installation. Make your mark on the environment with Aaron Westre’s urban planning video game.
A related symposium on creative solutions for public discourse, “Discourse and Discord: Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the City Street,” will be co-presented with and at the Walker Art Center, April 12-14.
Two artist talks are scheduled at The Soap Factory for March 23rd and 30th at 8pm.
Art(ists) On the Verge is co-directed by Steve Dietz, Artistic Director of Northern Lights.mn, and Piotr Szyhalski, Professor, Media Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The AOV3 fellows were selected based on an open called juried by Dietz, Ben Heywood, Executive Director, The Soap Factory, and Amanda McDonald Crowley, Executive Director, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center. Mentors for the AOV3 fellows are Christopher Baker, Wing Young Huie, Katherine Milton, Jenny Schmid, and Diane Willow.
Northern Lights.mn is a collaborative, interactive media-oriented arts agency from the Twin Cities for the world. It presents innovative art in the public sphere, both physical and virtual, focusing on artists creatively using technology, both old and new, to engender new relations between audience and artwork and more broadly between citizenry and their built environment.
Art(ists) On the Verge is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation.
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