After three years of entering this mixed media collaborative artwork in The MN State Fair Fine Art Exhibition it was accepted!! To celebrate we asked people to take a selfie with it during the exhibition. The challenge to take it while eating a hot dog ( against rules to have food in the building) and they would get an art award. The response was beyond all expectations. see http://https://www.facebook.com/hotdogmenselfies
I am excited to be collaborating this month on Sunset Gun Productions “Retrospective” workshop.
“Retrospective” is a thought provoking new play in development by Chris Van Strander that explores themes of art and interpretation, through the story of folk artist Samson. And features Candy Simmons as Jeanette. Directed by Hayley Finn.
You are invited to a fully staged performance of the work in progress followed by a reception for the artists and audience.
The most recent JKM collaboration was work shopped in 2009 at 9×22 Bryant Lake Bowl. We each designed a pair of dancing shoes and developed 3 min movement with the support and assistance of each other. This video segment features the footwear and movement designed by Mary Esch. automatic translations website down .
I have worked in collaboration with JKM ( myself, Mary Esch and Josie Winship) for 10 years! In 2003 I brought the group together for “Windmills and Mirrors”, a performance at Intermedia Arts , Naked Stages. At that time I was interested in what three fundamentally visual artists might do using time, space and sound in a visual modality.
Thankfully, we have continued making performances together ever since. This summer for the first time we will collaborate in our primary discipline. Mary has invited us to show with her at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts later this summer. Watch for updates on our progress and more detail about the exhibition soon.