Northern Spark 2011
For a full list of artists and partners, visit the Northern Spark 2011 website.
Northern Spark is a new Minnesota festival modeled on a nuit blanche or “white night” festival — a free, dusk to dawn participatory public art event in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Northern Lights and more than 60 partner organizations presented 100 installations and performances by more than 200 artists in over 34 locations throughout the Twin Cities for Northern Spark 2011.
Over 50,000 visits took place to one or more of the events during the arc of the evening — from the top of Minneapolis’ Foshay Tower to the banks of Harriet Island in Saint Paul.
Organized and presented by Northern Lights.mn (northern.lights.mn), a non-proft art agency that presents innovative art in the public sphere, the goal of Northern Spark is not to take over the night like a giant big top tent, but to join it.
Further links to more information about Northern Spark 2011:
Download the Northern Spark 2011 post-festival report.
Projects Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Christopher Baker, Waste Not
Bart Buch, and MAW, nature boy-livedraw research
Barbara Claussen, Modern Monoliths migrating
Wing Young Huie, Ping Pong Retrospective
Roman Verostko, Three-Story Drawing Machine
Jim Campbell, Scattered Light
Marcus Young, and Grace Minnesota, The Lullaby Experiment
Red76, Follow the Light, Let the Light be Your Guide
Rigo 23, Oglala Oyate
Works Progress, Mississippi Megalops – A Floating Chautauqua
Leslie Kelman and Mark O’Brien, Domestic Storefront
Osman Khan, Ceil
Megan Mertaugh, Diaspora
Ben Garthus, Mobile Creative Outpost
Philip Blackburn and ArtCars, Car Horn Fanfare