ORBACLES is a triad of spherical environments that connect directly with visitors about climate change through the story of birds and the language of our senses. The orbs act as speculative infrastructure for bird populations in Minnesota from the present till 2080. They communicate the recorded and anticipated shift of birds due to species loss and migration related to climate effects, and the related transformation of terrestrial and aquatic environments.
About Creative City Challenge
The Creative City Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install at The Commons an artwork, which is an innovative use of the space and acts as a sociable and participatory platform for scheduled and impromptu onsite programs throughout the summer.
Creative City Challenge is presented by the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Program of the City of Minneapolis in partnership with Northern Lights.mn and The Commons.
Projects Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Sharon Hayes, Revolutionary Love 2
ligorano/reese, The State of Things
The UnConvention at Peavey Plaza
Red76, Revolutionary Table
Spontaneous Storefronts: Projecting Democracy
Symposium: Experimenting with Art in Public Places
Christopher Baker, Murmur Study
Andrea Steudel, Mobile Shadow Projection Theater
Avye Alexandres, Once
Kevin Obsatz, Gate to the Enclosure
Krista Kelley Walsh, Public Eye Action
Aniccha Arts, The Weather Vein Project
Janaki Ranpura, Egg and Sperm Ride
University Avenue Project(ion)