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Call for Applicants
The Walker is pleased to announce that its 2016–17 Mildred Friedman Design Fellowship is now open for application. Since 1980, the Walker’s Design department has maintained a graphic design fellowship program that provides recent graduates the opportunity to work in a professional design studio environment. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, fellows come from graphic design…
Alternate Senses of Tone and Pulse: An Interview with C. Spencer Yeh
The Green Room
“My music isn’t in opposition to conventional melody and rhythm so much as it tries to achieve alternate senses of tone and pulse. These alternate senses are perhaps niche popularly, but they can be just as fulfilling and sensual and meaningful as it is for some people to hear an Aerosmithian jam.” C. Spencer Yeh on music, art, and terms like “avant-garde,” “experimental,” and—his own coinage—“drone disco.”
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…