When Kathy McTavish announced this latest creative venture it seemed even more abstract and undefined than the usual conceptual projects she's been involved with. In addition to the dozens of conversations that took place in the space involving more than a hundred people, other artists came to utilize the room, to set up easels atop drop cloths, to let their own imaginations take flight.
At the beginning of the eight weeks the space looked fairly barren. Stone walls provide a European elegance uncharacteristic of contemporary sheetrock interiors. Folding tables, a few laptops projecting digital animations, a coffeemaker, miscellaneous snacks, chalk and writing implements, paper of various textures -- a room more functional than decorative at the outset. By this past weekend art of all kinds could be found hanging about here. That feature was not what I expected, and turned out to be a nice surprise for me.
|Kathryn Lenz produced this work during the eight weeks.|
When I looked back at the "course description" I found that this "collaborative installation of the participants work" was indeed verbally outlined in the beginning. I just had not seen how all this would come together. The pictures here hint at some of that.
|Elizabeth Kuth was here.|
Last Thought: As an artist, what's your take on how technology is being used today? Let me know in the comments.
|Kathy Mctavish: Thoughtful moment during an intriguing discussion.|
It should be noted that this project has been sponsored by the Duluth Art Institute which will be hosting the opening reception this Thursday 5-7 p.m. at the Depot for three new exhibitions that will kick off this week: Fragments/Memory (Adam McCauley), Rust and Flow (David Asher Everettt) and From the Basement (Brett Kusterman). Learn more.
EdNote: The duluth quantum computing project was made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.