“The horse uses the river as a metaphorical race track creating a spectacular illusion.”
An ephemeral public artwork by Andréa Stanislav presented by Northern Lights.mn
Nightmare makes its much-anticipated debut launch from Harriet Island in St. Paul, MN, on Friday, August 26, 2011, at 9:00 pm.
Nightmare will initially travel downriver past the Wabasha Bridge toward Lowertown Saint Paul after the launch, visible only from the Harriet Island side of the river till it turns around. Once Nightmare turns around, it will head upriver toward the High Bridge and Minneapolis, visible only from the downtown Saint Paul side of the Mississippi. It is anticipated Nightmare will be visible from downtown Saint Paul with views of the Mississippi between approximately 9:30 and 10 pm, passing by Upper Landing Park (across Shepard Rd from the Science Museum at Chestnut St.) at approximately 10 pm.
Nightmare is a public video work that creates the illusion of a white horse galloping on the Mississippi, at night, and in slow motion. The horse uses the river as a metaphorical race track creating a spectacular illusion. The illusion is produced by towing a 10’x13′ video screen placed on a barge at night. The darkness will conceal the tow boat and barge, while the projected video of a white horse appears to gallop on the surface of the river.
Andréa Stanislav is a contemporary artist whose practice includes: sculpture, collage constructions, video installation and public art. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Andréa was born and raised in Chicago IL. She received a MFA from Alfred University and and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Andréa lives and works in Minneapolis, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
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