Northern Lights.mn is a roving, 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.

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Survey Takers: Creative City Challenge Days

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Northern Lights.mn in coordination with the City of Minneapolis is hiring individuals for the following tasks:

Survey Seeker

Administer a short survey to the Creative City Challenge* attendees on July 19th at the Minneapolis Convention Center plaza.  The shift would include attending an hour long survey training followed by a three hour working session.  Must be friendly and willing to approach and speak with a diverse group of people.

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TV Takeover

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Northern Lights.mn is partnering with Twin Cities Public Television to host TV Takeover, an art-filled party, broadcast live on tpt on June 6th. The party will showcase Northern Spark artists and their projects in a showcase of past years’ projects and a sneak peek of what you’ll see at this year’s festival on June 14th. Purchase your tickets here. More →


Northern Lights.mn is pleased to announce that the Creative City Challenge has received a Greening Award from the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District. The Greening Public Realm Awards recognize projects that create and maintain public green spaces that help to enhance the vibrancy of Downtown Minneapolis. More →



 

AOV5 – Aaron Marx

Aaron Marx, Builders of the Universe. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Aaron Marx, Builders of the Universe. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Aaron Marx

Aaron Marx, Builders of the Universe. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Aaron Marx, Builders of the Universe. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Katie Hargrave

Katie Hargrave, In Poor Tastes Good. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Katie Hargrave, In Poor Tastes Good. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Katie Hargrave

Katie Hargrave, In Poor Tastes Good. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Katie Hargrave, In Poor Tastes Good. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Alison Hiltner

Alison Hiltner, Survival Tactics. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Alison Hiltner, Survival Tactics. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Alison Hiltner

Alison Hiltner, Survival Tactics. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Alison Hiltner, Survival Tactics. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Peter Sowinski

Peter Sowinski, Autonomous. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Peter Sowinski, Autonomous. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Peter Sowinski

Peter Sowinski, Autonomous. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

Peter Sowinski, Autonomous. Photo credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Emily Stover

Emily Stover, General Delivery. Photo Credit: Rik Sferra

Emily Stover, General Delivery. Photo Credit: Rik Sferra

AOV5 – Emily Stover

Emily Stover, General Delivery. Photo Credit: Rik Sferra

Emily Stover, General Delivery. Photo Credit: Rik Sferra


The Art(ists) On the Verge 5 exhibition is open now through April 20 at The Soap Factory. The Star Tribune commends the AOV5 artists on their successful mash-up of art, science and technology.

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Big Watershed Game Feedback Sessions

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Top-secret BWG documents

While snow was falling and the ground was covered in ice last month, we were dreaming of liquid water — lakes, creeks, watersheds. Ken Eklund was in town to workshop our concept for the Big Watershed Game, a project we’re creating in partnership with him and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and with funding from a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant.

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Amateur Intelligence Radio is Live

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AIR is live!

The beta version of Amateur Intelligence Radio is now live at Union Depot and online at airstories.mn.

Spending some time in the Waiting Room at Union Depot? Plug your headphones into one of the AIR stations to hear the building tell its stories. Contribute your own stories and listen remotely at airstories.mn. Have you found the secret listening station in the Waiting Room?

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Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception

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Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception at the Museum of the Moving Image, March 21 – June 1

Guest Curator: Steve Dietz

Jim Campbell’s art gets under your skin. Standing in the middle of the gallery, you can see nearly all of his work. The odd thing is that for much of it, as you get closer, the work becomes more abstract. As you move back, it comes more clearly into focus. There is something magical about this, like finally locking in on the stars of a constellation in the vast night sky, suddenly recognizable as a dipper or belt or chair. But only barely. Waveringly. Profoundly.

Jim Campbell, Scattered Light from Northern Spark on Vimeo.

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Art(ists) On the Verge 6 Fellows

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Peter Sowinski, Autonomous, Art(ists) On the Verge 5 Fellowship

Northern Lights.mn announces the recipients of the 6th round of Art(ists) On the Verge commissions (AOV6). AOV6 is an intensive, mentor-based fellowship program for 5 Minnesota-based, emerging artists or artist groups working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or participatory.

Artists: Ryan Aasen, Molly Balcom Raleigh, Claire Barber, Daniel Dean, Meredith Lynn

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Art(ists) on the Verge, 2010: The Inside and the Outside

by Ann Klefstad
Art(ists) on the Verge is the second iteration of a fellowship program run by Northern Lights.mn with the support of the Jerome Foundation. Five artists who do interesting things with new media technology were chosen by a jury to create new works, four of which then were exhibited side by side with artists chosen to represent the visual side of the Spark Festival of electronic music and arts.
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Krista Kelley Walsh, Public Eye Action Krista Kelley Walsh, Public Eye Action Aniccha Arts, The Weather Vein Project, 2009 Aniccha Arts, The Weather Vein Project, 2009 Aniccha Arts, The Weather Vein Project, 2009 Aniccha Arts performing Cloud Turn excerpt Aniccha Arts performing Cloud Turn exceprt Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, 2009 Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, 2009 Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, 2009 Christopher Baker, HPVS (Human Phantom Vibration Syndrome) 2009 Christopher Baker, HPVS (Human Phantom Vibration Syndrome) 2009 Christopher Baker, HPVS (Human Phantom Vibration Syndrome) 2009 Installation view, Weisman Art Museum for Art(ists) on the Verge: 2008-2009 Northern Lights/Jerome Emerging Artists Commissions Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Kevin Obsatz, The Gate to the Enclosure, 2009 Kevin Obsatz, The Gate to the Enclosure, 2009 Kevin Obsatz, The Gate to the Enclosure, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009

Art(ists) On the Verge at the Weisman Art Museum

Artists on the Verge 2008-2009 at the Weisman Art Museum features works or documentation of works made by the inaugural group of Art(ists) on the Verge fellows. Installations of all six commissions are included. Artists are Aniccha Arts (led by Pramila Vasudevan), Avye Alexandres, Christopher Baker, Kevin Obstatz, Andrea Steudel, and Krista Kelley Walsh.
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