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What's happening Now and in the Near Future

August

After many months of working with a talented team, fabricators, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College, I completed the installation of See/Hear a couple weeks before the opening of the Fall semester. I'm continuing to work with students there on gathering content for the sound installation throughout the Fall semester. Also editing together a video of the installation and write-up to post here soon.

May

Ben Moren and I were interviewed by Twin Cities Public Television for their TPT Takeover Series about the Mobile Experiential Cinema projects that we've done for Northern Spark over the last three years. It's a good video, watch it here.

May

The Anoka-Ramsey commission now has a proper name - SEE/HEAR. You can find out more at the project blog: see-hear-anoka.tumblr.com. This project will be installed in early August with a public opening in September.

April

I've been busy at work on another new project, a commission for the Bakken Museum to be installed this summer. In 2011, I, along with two collaborators, created the Sonic Articulation of Sunbeams for the Museum's green roof for the Green Energy Art Garden. I've been asked to treat the opportunity like a residency while collaborating with young folks participating in the Museum's Inventor program, a program that teaches introduction to electricity and basic coding. We're emerging from the ideation phase already and the project is taking shape. ---The public opening of the project will take place on July 12th, 1pm on the green roof above the Museum.

March

More great news this month! It's just been announced that I've been accepted into the latest iteration of Artists on the Verge 6 (AOV6), a year-long fellowship program for emerging artists working in media and experimental practices. I must say this comes at a perfect time, post grad school, continuing to work with and expand my large network of collaborators, etc etc. Thank you to Northern Lights, the Jerome Foundation, and AOV co-directors Steve Dietz and Piotr Szyhalski, and the extended jury.

February

Future North is excited to have reached an important milestone in the process to create a public artwork for the Lowertown Ballpark. Our presentation on Feb.18 was great, we received some great feedback about both options we presented; Field Condition and Meander. Most of it was the question, "Can we build both?". Feels good to be here.

I've also just been awarded a commission to create a new work for the recently completed Music Building for Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids. MN. The yet-to-be-named project will be a dynamic light sculpture that represents a collectively created Sounds Archive driven by the culture and environmental particulars of the Minnesota region. Check back for updates.

January

I spent the majority of this month working intensely with my partners in Futures North, working up two design options to be presented to the Lowertown Ballpark Design and Construction Committee on February 18th. Feel free to come to this public meeting and see the presentation. This will kick off a period of public comments and voting on the two artwork options. See the LBDCC and Futures North websites for more details.

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November

I'm excited to announce that Futures North, the collaborative team of artist and architects I've been wotking with for a year now have received our first major commission - for the Lowertown Ballpark Public Art Program. Super excited to work to make something amazing happen in St.Paul for this stadium!

Art In Odd Places has created a satellite version of itself in Greensboro NC. On Nov.1st and 2nd, I'll be performing a roaming project called RAD10 along Elm St., in downtown. Thanks to Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Sheryl Oring, Assistant Professor of Art at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro for selecting my project to join many other great artists like Lee Walton.


October

Excited to find out that my team, Futures North, has been shortlisted for the Lowertown Ballpark Public Art Program. We should find out soon if we get the opportunity to make something for what is bound to be an amazing new amenity for the residents of the Twin Cities! Julie Snow is the lead architect.

I'm again collaborating with Ben Moren on another new work, called Can You See It? for the Weisman Museum's annual fundraiser on October 5. An exclusive one night event but hopefully we will have the chance to work with the Museum to release it broadly to the public. Keep an eye out for it.

In late Oct, I'll travel to Beijing to create a new installation for the Beijing Film Academy's New Media Triennial This will be a new collaborative mix, with Kate Cassanova and Ben Moren. Super excited about the possibilities therein!


September

I embark on an East Coast tour in September - visiting friends and fam but spending 6 weeks as a resident artist at Elsewhere, in Geensboro NC. A most peculiar place full of amazing people, check it out.

August

I'm excited to be one of the artists curated into the 2013 Minnesota Biennial ,,, (comma comma comma). I'll again with work Ben Moren on a new, site-specific experiential media work called, Untitled (Selections from the Permanent Collection), 2013. Visit the Soap Factory today to experience the work (see the front desk attendant to access the piece). The opening is Sept 7th and it runs until Nov.3rd. Check back here for documentation in the next month.

May

I'm currently working on a new collaboration with Ben Moren, Secret City, debuting in the 2013 Northern Spark festival. update - see the documentation here.

April:
Join me at the opening of my MFA thesis exhibition: Human Pyramid. READ the catalog here - pdf
April 12 - 6-9pm

Mobile Experiential Cinema, the project Ben Moren and I developed, has been accepted into the Cycling Visionaries Award competition for Velo-City 2013 in Vienna, Austria. This award "highlights new ideas for urban cycling cultures. The programme seeks to support young individuals from various professional backgrounds and cultural contexts engaged in the evolution of cycling as key to the future of urban mobility."

March:
I have been accepted as a resident at Elsewhere Collaborative, a very special artist's residency in Greensboro NC in the fall of 2013. Can't wait!

Also in the fall, I will be traveling to Beijing to install a new collaborative work in the Beijing Film Academy's New Media Triennial. The work will be a kinetic installation with projection, check back for developments. This is a collaboration with Kate Cassanova and Ben Moren.

Feb:
New Project develpment: LAKEFORMS:
I am collaborating with Molly Reichert, John Kim and Adam Marcus on Lakeforms, a site-specific pavilion that allows visitors and Minneapolitans to experience the form and ecology of the city's urban lakes through abstracted form and designed "sound ecology" using data collected at the lakes using custom built "smartbuoys".
update - we were not chosen for this commission - but there is strong interest in seeing this project realized, contact me know if you want to be involved in that effort.
follow the development of the proposal > TUMBLR

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OCT
Thanks to everyone that joined me Friday Oct. 5 for the group show, Second Chance, at the Fall 2012 Art of This One-Nighter series. This is a group show of work created by myself and fellow residents of the inaugural Ten Chances, No Hustle artists residency of Summer 2012.
Other artists in the show were: K. Valentine CADIEUX, John FLEISCHER, Ben GARTHUS [NYC], Kelsey OLSON, Peter McLARNAN, Emily STOVER, Chad RUTTER, Lee WALTON [GRNSBRO], and Patricia HEALY McMEANS