Illuminate the Lock: Andrea Carlson, The Uncompromising Hand
The Uncompromising Hand engages Spirit Island, a limestone island and Dakota sacred site that was once in the Mississippi River near the current Lock and Dam.
The Uncompromising Hand engages Spirit Island, a limestone island and Dakota sacred site that was once in the Mississippi River near the current Lock and Dam. A hand drawn animation based on six photographs of the island at the MN Historical Society’s collection that plot the island’s lengthy dismantle between the 1890’s and 1960’s will fill one side of the lock’s long wall. Text in Dakota and Ojibwe will accompany the animation.
Illuminate the Lock is a 2-part series of artist interventions that use the 49 foot tall chamber of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam as a screen for artistic projections.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Viewing of The Uncompromising Hand will work like a gallery visit, where visitors stroll around the perimeter of the lock chamber to view the projections. The average visit for Illuminate the Lock will last 20-30 minutes. Chairs are not allowed and please leave your dog and other pets at home. This is an industrial federal facility and pets, alcohol and smoking are not permitted. Kids under 12 need to be supervised by an adult at all times. The site is accessible. Some surfaces at the Lock are metal grates, please wear sensible shoes. Please ask staff onsite if you need a particular accommodation. We encourage people to bike or take light rail to the event. Parking is available at several nearby lots, including the Guthrie Theater and the Mill Quarter Parking Ramps. There will be food trucks near the lock.
September 29 & 30
Location: Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock And Dam
Read an interview with artist Andrea Carlson here.