a coming together
a coming together: a performance for our time
By Hawona Sullivan Janzen and Kathy McTavish
Due to the changes around is in light of COVID-19, Spring Howl shifted to being a virtual event.
This poly vocal, kaleidoscopic animation and sound project is a collaboration between digital artist and musician Kathy McTavish and poet Hawona Sullivan Janzen, originally commissioned to do separate projects for Northern Light.mn’s Spring Howl fundraiser.
ARTISTS AT SPRING HOWL
Kathy McTavish is a media composer and installation artist. She has a long history with Northern Lights.mn. She presented two projects at Northern Spark 2015: Map It and Requiem for Solo Instrument Distance. In 2017, she presented A Hole in the Sky with Zeitgeist. Most recently McTavish was an Art(ist) on the Verge 10 Fellow.
Hawona Sullivan Janzen is a St. Paul-based poet and performance artist. Hawona’s experience with Northern Lights began started at Northern Spark 2019 with a re-presentation of Rondo Family Reunion. She is also a member of the 2019 – 2020 Program Council. Hawona is commissioned to write and perform a poem for Spring Howl.
In response to the cancelation of Spring Howl as a public event, Hawona and Kathy collaborated for the first time to create a new poetic, visual, sonic artwork to be experienced in the digital realm.
Many thanks to Fulton for their support of Northern Spark.
Thanks also to Hennepin & Co for their ongoing support of Northern Lights.mn