MINNEAPOLIS–Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:01 p.m. – 5:26 a.m. Prepare to venture to another world at Gamut Gallery. The entire room will be transformed by an illuminated art installation, blossoming with interplanetary flora and live vegetation. Navigate your way through a jungle of gleaming sculptures, while the sky overhead twinkles with galaxies afar and wall-to-wall projections create a cosmic rift before your eyes. A live soundscape using rainforest and NASA space recordings as source material will immerse your senses. The truly adventurous can step into the space-art pod, to create cascading designs with just the wave of a hand using Touch Designer technology. The first 500 people to enter the “Intergalactic Garden” will receive a glowing Gamut astronaut pin to commemorate the trip through space.
Curated by: Hal Lovemelt & Jade Patrick
In Collaboration with: Hannah Howard, Matt “One Up” Guertin, Cassie Garner, James Patrick, Adam Vachon, Kurtis Johnson, Mark Dean, Edward Johnson, Rachel Andrzejewski & McGorry of Rogue Citizen
Soundscaping by: Chester Yourczek, Nathan Brende, Logan Stimmel & James Patrick
About Northern Spark
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. Northern Spark is the one-night arts event people talk about for the rest of the year. For more information, visit northernspark.org.
About Northern Lights
Northern Spark is presented by Northern Lights.mn, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to transform our sense of what’s possible in public space. Northern Spark is one night, but Northern Lights.mn shines throughout the year with projects such as Creative City Challenge for the Minneapolis Convention Center, The Giant Sing-A-Long at the Minnesota State Fair, and permanent, interactive public art for Saint Paul’s Union Depot.