Walker People’s Archive: I Love That Photo (Again)!
We recently invited a few friends to pick a favorite photo from the Walker People’s Archive and tell us what they love about it. This is the latest report of what our correspondents say they see in this project, a crowd-sourced, online collection of photos and stories that celebrates the Walker’s 75 years as a public […] We recently invited a few friends to pick a favorite photo from the Walker…
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Famed linguist and political theorist Noam Chomsky once wrote that it was the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies, especially in the context of the lies perpetuated by the dominant politico-economic power structure. One could argue that a similar responsibility exists for artists: In their works, artists must not only create art that is set against the backdrop of…
Superscript Blog Mentorship Program, presented in partnership with Hyperallergic
This responsive blogging program will create a pop-up newsroom in the Walker Library and engage a trio of enterprising bloggers in covering the conference.
A Quiet Evening: Chris Campbell on The Music of Bryce Dessner, Program A
The Green Room
To spark discussion, the Walker invites Twin Cities artists and critics to write overnight reviews of our performances. The ongoing Re:View series shares a diverse array of independent voices and opinions; it doesn’t reflect the views or opinions of the Walker or its curators. Today, composer Chris Campbell shares his perspective on Friday night’s program of The Music […] The Liquid Music series…
I Love That Photo! Or, An Ode to Solitude
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as the coordinator of Coffee House Press’s In The Stacks program, which places writers and artists into residencies in libraries and archives around the country, it’s that you always start your visit to an archive by looking for the familiar. So, when asked to contribute to the Walker People’s Archive‘s series on the photos we love, […] If there’s one thing I’ve…
Curiosity is the “Big Mother” of Invention: An Interview with Buke and Gase
The Green Room
As anyone who writes about Buke and Gase is obliged to do, let’s begin by explaining the New York duo’s name. The name Buke and Gase comes from the two self-made instruments that make up most of musicians Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez’s sound. The buke is a baritone ukulele invented by Dyer (right), and […] As anyone who writes about Buke and Gase is obliged to do, let’s begin by explaining the New York…
Walker People’s Archive: Guides, Crew and Guards, Seen 1929-2015
At the Walker People’s Archive, we’ve been collecting photographs and stories illustrating people’s most vivid Walker memories. Walker visitors, staff members past and present, arts luminaries and all kinds of scensters have contributed to the project. But this contribution takes the cake (there’s cake at the WPA site, too!): Tom Berglund passed along this picture, […] At the Walker People’s Archive, we’ve…
Ben Patterson’s Top 5 Noises
WACTAC had the privilege to meet with one of the founding members of the Fluxus movement, Ben Patterson to talk about his life and work as an artist/musician. WACTAC interviewed him in the on going series Top 5 to talk about his favorite noises.
Conceptual People-Dance: Penelope Freeh on Tere O’Connor’s BLEED
The Green Room
To spark discussion, the Walker invites Twin Cities artists and critics to write overnight reviews of our performances. The ongoing Re:View series shares a diverse array of independent voices and opinions; it doesn’t reflect the views or opinions of the Walker or its curators. Today, dance artist Penelope Freeh shares her perspective on Tere O’Connor’s BLEED. Agree or […] To spark discussion, the Walker…