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Two Walker Films Mark Metrograph Opening
In March 2016, a new independent movie theater opened its doors on New York City’s Lower East Side with two films from the Walker Art Center’s collection among its initial screenings. A two-screen cinema complemented by a restaurant, candy shop, and bookstore, Metrograph will present a wide palette of curated selections—from French New Wave to American […] In March 2016, a new independent movie theater…
Upcoming Opportunities for Choreographers
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Momentum: New Dance Works 2017 Proposals are now being accepted for Momentum: New Dance Works 2017. This long-standing annual dance series provides innovative emerging choreographers support for artistic development and a professional presentation of a new evening-length work. Since 2001, Momentum has highlighted Minnesota’s groundbreaking contemporary dance artists–many of whom are now nationally…
Comprehensive Horrors & Technological Consequences: Bruce Conner and Leslie Thornton
How does documentation affect our comprehension of violence? Created in response to Bruce Conner’s CROSSROADS (1976), Leslie Thornton’s video They Were Just People (2016) investigates how technology not only bears witness to violent events—like the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima—but how, for better or worse, its “capacity for cultural distortions bears the shock of comprehension,” so we don’t have to.
Meredith Monk: 16 Millimeter Earrings and the Artist’s Body
At once a choreographer, composer, actress, singer, and director, Meredith Monk is known for a body of work that is often considered unclassifiable. Since the 1960s, her practice has spanned across disciplines of dance, theater, visual arts, and film, and has included solo as well as ensemble pieces. Monk’s self-fashioned degree in “Interdisciplinary Performance,” obtained […] At once a choreographer, composer…
Transcending Language: Chris Strouth on Nufonia Must Fall
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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, producer, writer, and filmmaker Chris Strouth shares his perspective on Kid Koala’s […] To spark discussion, the…
Moving Image Commissions #3: Bruce Conner and Leslie Thornton
While her new video work takes its inspiration from Bruce Conner’s Crossroads (1976)—a reworking of footage from the 1946 Bikini Atoll nuclear test—Leslie Thornton’s film adopts a slower speed of horror, inhabiting a sluggish dread. She pairs dual images of the bubbling La Brea Tar Pits with an oral account describing the horrific moments after the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945.
Review: Michael Gallope on Tristan Perich and Vicky Chow
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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, musician and assistant professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the […] To spark discussion, the…
Talk Magazine Talks Politics on Style
Eric Hu and Harry Gassel, founders/editors/art directors of Talk Magazine, have described where Talk Magazine derived from and where it’s going: Published biannually, each issue brings together a different group of artists, writers, and collaborators to push each other into making something new. The publication emerged from a desire to observe culture through the lens […] Eric Hu and Harry Gassel…
Eerie & Sinister Worlds: RONiiA on Their Walker-Inspired EP
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If RONiiA’s new EP Sisters strikes listeners as cinematic, as it did for writer Mark Mahoney, one mightn’t be surprised: the work by Fletcher Barnhill (Joint Custody), Nona Marie Invie (Dark Dark Dark), and Mark McGee (Marijuana Deathsquads) was inspired by a Walker commission: in 2015, the trio created the live score for the silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed for our Summer Music & Movies series.