Northern Lights.mn announces the recipients of the 10th round of Art(ists) on the Verge commissions (AOV10). AOV10 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.
Congratulations to Artists: Lindsy Halleckson, Essma Imady, Kathy McTavish, Zahra Muse, and Chris Rackley.
Lindsy Halleckson’s work examines the relationship between human senses and that of our natural physical environment. Her goal for the AOV fellowship is to turn her analog art practice on its head and reimagine it as a vehicle for examining the human role in progressive climate change as a multidisciplinary practice.
Essma Imady’s work addresses the political aspects of the personal, recognizing that she – we all – live a politicized existence. Her goal for the AOV fellowship is to explore the thorny intersections of religion and politics using screens to investigate ritual and condition the body.
Kathy McTavish’s work blends data, text, code, sound and abstract, layered moving images. Her goal for the AOV fellowship is to create a cross-sensory, web-based generative installation for an orchestra of computing machines.
Zahra Muse sees art as a tool that helps us navigate the ins and outs of the world: from our relationship with other people to our relationship with our environment to the relationship with oneself. Her goal for the AOV fellowship is to create an interactive and participatory installation that engages audiences on the issue of migration.
Chris Rackley’s work explores his ambivalence toward explanatory models that claim to make sense of everything, including scientific theories, theological arguments, and philosophical models. His goal for the AOV fellowship is to explore the aesthetics of the sublime in science fiction films through a set of networked sculptures in which viewer interaction will affect a narrative about imaginary worlds in outer space.
The Art(ists) On the Verge 10 fellows will present their work at an exhibition at the Soap Factory from March 9 – 30, 2019.
Congratulations from the jury:
Co-Directors of AOV10: Steve Dietz, Artistic Director, Northern Lights.mn; Piotr Szyhalski, Professor, Media Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Mike Hoyt, Multimedia Artist;
Jury of AOV10: Kate Arford, Gallery Director at the Soap Factory; Petra Bachmaier, Artist and one half of the Chicago-based artist duo Luftwerk; Tana Hargest, Artist and Storyteller; Miko Simmons, Cinematic Projection Designer, Interactive Creative Director, Motion Graphics Designer; Pramila Vasudevan, artist choreographer founder of Aniccha Arts and director of Naked Stages.
Art(ists) On the Verge is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation.