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Closing Conversations: At Home in the City

Part of Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City

Artist-in-residence Fritz Haeg concludes his project At Home in the City with a marathon series of conversations with local and visiting collaborators. These talks offer an opportunity to explore a range of issues and ideas that have emerged from the project as it has traveled to various sites around the United States before its full realization at the Walker. Join the artist and guests for a series of discussions and movement workshops throughout the weekend.


Program Schedule: Saturday, November 23

Conversation: At Home in the Twin Cities, 11:15 am–12:15 pm

A conversation exploring the different ways of thinking about the land, community, and the patterns of growing and making that give a sense of home and place in the Twin Cities.

  • Olive Bieringa, artist, BodyCartography Project
  • Kristi Fackel, educator
  • Sam Gould, artist, Red76
  • Mike Haeg, artist and mayor of Mount Holly, MN
  • Otto Ramstad, artist, BodyCartography Project

Conversation: Nurturing the City, 12:30–1:30 pm

A group of artists and curators who have worked with Haeg consider how artists working in more socially-engaged ways create community and strengthen the urban fabric.

Guided Movement: BodyCartography Project, 1:30–2:30 pm

Codirected by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, the BodyCartography Project investigates empathy and the physicality of space in urban, domestic, wild, and social landscapes through dance, performance, video, installation work, and movement education.

Conversation: ROLU and Lucky Dragons, 2:45–3:45 pm

Join Matt Olson of ROLU, a Minneapolis-based design and art studio focused on exploring the relationship between life, our surroundings, and the objects and ideas that fill those spaces. Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles–based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active as a band since 2000, they are known for their participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools.

Conversation: J. Morgan Puett of Mildred’s Lane, 4–5 pm

An interdisciplinary artist, cultural producer, and fashion designer, J. Morgan Puett is cofounder and director of Mildred’s Lane Historical Society and Museum in rural Pennsylvania. A 92-acre social practice mecca, Mildred’s Lane is designed to collectively create and discuss new pedagogical models of being in the world with regard to the environment, systems of labor, forms of dwelling, ethics, and sociality.


Program Schedule: Sunday, November 24

Conversation: Local Land, 11:15 am–12:15 pm

A dialogue about issues of land use, cultivation, care, and preservation in the Twin Cities.

  • Anna Bierbrauer, residency coordinator and landscape consultant, Walker Art Center
  • Cante Suta/Francis Bettelyoun, Oglala/Lakota, coordinator of the University of Minnesota Native American Medicine Gardens
  • Bridget Mendel, project intern

Conversation: Edible Estate #15, 12:30–1:30 pm

Join the Schoenherr family, friends, and neighbors for a conversation about their experiences with the first season of Haeg’s Edible Estate #15.

Guided Movement: Tony Orrico, 1:30–2:30 pm

Visual and performing artist Tony Orrico investigates applications of a conscious mind/body to a surface, object, or course within his developing series Penwald Drawings and CARBON.

Conversation: Next Generation of Home and Arts, 2:45–3:45 pm

What kind of home and world does a younger generation want to build? How have they found inspiration in this project? What questions are they asking themselves?

  • Katie Bachler, artist
  • Keith Clougherty, artist
  • Björn Sparrman, artist

Conversation: Stories from the Rug, 4–5 pm

What actually happened within the project At Home in the City? What are the observations and insights from the people who actually had to “live the project” each day?

  • At Home in the City tenders
  • Project interns

Funding

Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City is made possible by generous support from the Bush Foundation. Foraging Circle was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.