Friday, April 21, 2017

Northern Spark

For today I went to a random spot in my iPhoto library and found these photos from June 2015. They're from Northern Spark, an all-night art festival in the Twin Cities that's been happening for about five years.

Northern Spark is known for the works that use projection onto buildings, and 2015 was a good example of this. People at the festival could have their live images projected onto the grain elevator adjacent to the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis:

That was pretty cool.

The other installation I took a lot of photos of that night was called mini_polis. It was an idealized, miniature version of Minneapolis by Niko Kubota, Jon Reynolds, and Micah Roth. When I was there a live concert was happening right next to it so people were standing on the wooden buildings to get a better view, which explains all of the feet you see in these shots:

This is my favorite image, possibly of all time:

Northern Spark 2017 will be held June 10–11, starting at 9:00 p.m. Saturday and running through 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The theme is Climate Chaos | People Rising. There are seven areas to visit, all located along the Green Line light rail from the Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis to Union Depot in Lowertown, St. Paul. I believe the trains will be free that night.

Worth attending if you're in the area. Full info here.

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