Northern Spark 2014
Northern Spark is an all-night arts festival that lights up Minneapolis on June 14, 2014. On the second Saturday in June each summer, tens of thousands of people gather along the Minneapolis riverfront and throughout the city to explore giant video projections, play in temporary installations in the streets, and enjoy experimental performances in green spaces and under bridges. From dusk to dawn the city surprises you: friendly crowds, glowing groups of cyclists, an unexpected path through the urban landscape, the magic of sunrise after a night of amazing art and experiences. In 2014 our theme is “Projecting the City.” All too often the city feels fixed, a stolid entity that we as individuals have little opportunity to affect. We asked dozens of artists to project onto Minneapolis—onto its architecture and its infrastructure—their idea of what the city could be, might aspire to be, never should become. These projections are literal or imaginative and take many forms, from video to dance to music to interactive events.
FURTHER LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NORTHERN SPARK 2014:
Download the Northern Spark 2014 post-festival report.
Projects Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Soozin Hirschmugl, sPARKit Mobile Unit
MC Mark Wheat • Mayor Betsy Hodges • Creative City Challenge: Lovelee/Field/Waites/West • Music by Mu Daiko and GRRRL PRTY, Opening Ceremony: Creative City Challenge Launch and Concert
MNKINO, MNKINO42: Connect the Dots
MakeSh!t, Public Acts of Drawing
The Bachelor Farmer x Al’s Breakfast • DJ Jacquie Fuller • Miwa Matreyek, Northern Spark Pancake Feed 2014
Amanda Lovelee, Christopher Field, Kyle Waites, and Sarah West, Balancing Ground