Monday, February 10, 6:00pm, Rapson Hall, School of Architecture and Design on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota
In collaboration with former Mayor R.T. Rybak’s “Mayor 101″ class at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, the three Creative City Challenge finalists will present their proposals to the public. The presentation will feature a facilitated discussion with Kjersti Monson, Director of Long Range Planning for the City of Minneapolis, the artists and and the attendees.
The event is free and open to the public.
Social Station is looking good. Don’t you just want to sit there with your friends and listen to the voice of the building?
After months of planning, designing, and fabricating, Daily tous les jours, a Montreal-based design studio, is in town to install Amateur Intelligence Radio (AIR) at Union Depot this week as part of Northern Lights.mn’s Interactive Multimedia Artwork Platform.
My goal as Artistic Director and our goal as an organization is to support the artists, build the audiences, and create the environment that enable these “night-vision-driveway-moments” to occur. It is also our goal and desire to understand them. If you have a night-vision-driveway-moment, we’d love hear about it and for you to share it.
Over the next 175 days, I want to give an insider perspective on putting together Northern Spark. Not just the daily what-I-had-for-breakfast minutia or the here-comes-the-next-appeal appeal, although I’m sure some of that will be mixed in. It’s part of our friending, tweeting, rough and tumblring micro-cultures that sustain the new environment of Sustainability, Resiliency, and Innovation we all find ourselves in.
Northern Lights.mn congratulates Minnesota artist Chris Larson on his inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial!
Larson’s multimedia-based practice incorporates film, photography, drawing, painting, video and performance, often in installed environments. If these elements sound familiar, it’s likely you saw his project Celebration/Love/Loss during Northern Spark 2013. For this temporary architectural installation, Larson recreated a full-scale version of a 1962 Marcel Breuer home in Saint Paul which was lit afire. This project garnered national press coverage including an article in the New York Times.
We’re excited to offer the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition artwork by Chris Larson – a tabletop sculptural commemoration of Celebration/Love/Loss. Each piece in the edition is a unique sculpture that has been individually hand-poured, sculpted, and finished. Chris has created an edition of 25 and gifted a portion of them to Northern Lights.mn to help raise support for Northern Spark.
Northern Lights.mn is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant for Neighbors By Way of Water: A Big Watershed Game. For this project, we are partnering with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and game designer Ken Ecklund to develop a large-scale, location-based game that uses the watershed landscape and cultural features as a game board.
Northern Lights.mn has two separate open calls for projects for Northern Spark, June 14, 2014:
- Open call for proposals for up to 10 projection projects
- Open call for proposals for up to 10 projects of any medium
The applications for both calls are due 9:00pm, CST, January 13, 2014.
The second annual Creative City Challenge is a competition for a $75,000 commission to create a summer-long installation that transforms the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza in 2014. The winning installation will be unveiled at Northern Spark on June 14, 2014.
Proposals for the Creative City Challenge are due at 4:30 pm CST on Monday, November 18, 2013. Submission guidelines and the submission form can be found here.
Information Session: We will be hosting an info session on Tuesday, November 12, at 12:00 pm. The session will be held in room 204AB on the second floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com or on our Facebook page.
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.
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.