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Edward Hopper's Creative Process
 
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Edward Hopper discusses the slow development of his iconic images, part of the exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process at the Walker Art Center.
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Merce Cunningham's Working Process
 
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Acclaimed choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) was a leading figure in dance for more than half a century. His work embraced critical avant-garde principles and challenged expectations around dance. By emphasizing form over content, Cunningham sought to reduce dance to its essential element: movement. Cunningham also invited chance into his creative process, accepting uncertainty over considered choices. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television in 1981, Cunningham sits down in this segment to discuss his methodology and how a vocabulary of movement fuels his way of thinking.
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Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM/ Crystal Pite | Dark Matters
 
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Canadian dancer/choreographer Crystal Pite and her company break out in the United States with her newest piece, Dark Matters. The title refers both to astrophysics and human impulses, exploring the idea of undetectable forces at work in cosmology. This stunning theatrical hybrid of puppetry and dance opens as a sinister fable in which an artist creates a puppet with fateful results, and culminates in electrifying contemporary ballet. Pite's choreographic language—edgy, gorgeously fluid—shows the influence of years dancing with William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt, but is seasoned with her own humor, intelligence, and intensity.
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Job Wouters' HOME Mural
 
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During his March 2013 visit to Minneapolis to speak as part of the Insights Design Lecture Series, Amsterdam-based artist/designer Job Wouters--better known as Letman--created a hand-painted mural in the Walker lobby. Inspired by his own history in graffiti, as well as influences from Asian calligraphy to cowboy lettering, Wouters spelled out the word "Home" in pink, brown, and green. "I think a museum can be so much more than a place where some well-lit pieces hang and you feel scared and not at ease," he said, explaining his thinking behind his choice of word. "It's very important to feel safe and comfortable at a museum, enjoying something beautiful or weird or surprising." Links http://www.walkerart.org/channel/2013/job-wouters-letman-amsterdam http://www.letman.com/ http://blogs.walkerart.org/design/2013/03/21/job_wouters_handpainted_mural/
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Marcel Duchamp Talks with Martin Friedman about the Readymade
 
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Marcel Duchamp talks with Martin Friedman, Walker Art Center director (1961-1990), about the readymade. October 18, 1965
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Jack Whitten on Mapping the Soul
 
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"As an abstract painter, I work with things that I cannot see," says Jack Whitten. "Google has mapped the whole earth. We have maps of Mars. We don't have a map of the soul, and that intrigues me." Here the painter discusses Soul Map, a large-scale acrylic collage on view in the exhibition Jack Whitten: 50 Years of Paintings.
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Chuck Close Discusses Big Self-Portrait (1967–1968)
 
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As part of the Walker's 75th anniversary we are releasing a variety of clips from the Walker's archives. “There’s no question, I had some attitude about the way I wanted to be perceived,” said Chuck Close in discussing his Big Self-Portrait (1967–1968) at the Walker in 1980. “Now it seems very funny wanting to look like this tough guy with a cigarette sticking out of the corner of my mouth and a big, aggressive image of myself and saying to the viewer, ‘Hey, notice my painting, notice me.’ … I think I was trying to find out who I was an artist.”
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Bon Iver - ____45____ (Rock the Garden 2017)
 
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Eight bands, two stages, and perfect weather in which to enjoy the beautifully renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden made for a truly memorable Rock the Garden 2017. Copresented by the Walker and 89.3 The Current, the concert featured sets by Bon Iver, The Revolution, Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest, Margaret Glaspy, Dead Man Winter, Bruise Violet, and Dwynell Roland. Relive the day in a video set to headliner Bon Iver’s live performance of “____45____.”
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The Six Sides of Merce Cunningham
 
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Choreographer Merce Cunningham took chances. Over a seven decade career, his explorations reshaped dance into a new kind of art form, deeply influencing visual art, film, and music along the way. Through experimental collaborations with John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel Duchamp, and others, he became the 20th century's most influential choreographer. In conjunction with the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time, we look at the many sides of Cunningham: dance maker, collaborator, chance-taker, innovator, film producer, and teacher.
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Peter Campus discusses his work Shadow Projection
 
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Artist Peter Campus discusses his work Shadow Projection, part of the Walker's exhibition The Talent Show.
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Lynda Benglis Discusses Adhesive Products
 
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After beginning her career as a painter, Lynda Benglis began seeking a “more sensuous kind of surface.” Her nine-piece work Adhesive Products (1971)—commissioned for the Walker Art Center’s Edward Larabee Barnes–designed building—is a now-iconic result of that experimentation. Over two weeks, she built armatures of chickenwire and plastic, which were suspended from the gallery walls, then poured liquid polyurethane over them to create cascading sculptures that hover above the ground. “I wanted to build up a form so that the viewer could walk around and experience the flow of the material,” Benglis said, “a bodily extension, as you would experience a stream or a river flow with an oil slick on it.”
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Peter Eleey discusses Hannah Wilke's The Intra-Venus Tapes
 
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Walker Art Center curator Peter Eleey discusses Hannah Wilke's The Intra-Venus Tapes, part of the Walker's exhibition The Talent Show.
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Daniel Eatock's Felt-Tip Prints
 
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Daniel Eatock discusses his work Felt-tip Prints (2011), part of the Walker Art Center's exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production.
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2012 Internet Cat Video Festival
 
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The first Internet Cat Video Festival (#catvidfest) took place at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 30, 2012, as a part of its Open Field program. Drawing an audience of more than 10,000 people (and a few felines), the festival was a communal experience for fans of the online phenomenon of cat videos and included submissions from around the world. Selected from some 10,000 nominations, the program was divided into the categories of Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Animated, Musical, Documentary, Cat Stretch!, Art House, Honorable Mention, Lifetime Achievement, and People's Choice. The Golden Kitty award for best in show went to Henri 2: Paw de Deux, by Will Braden. What began as a social experiment testing the boundaries of online communities and crowd-sourcing public content resulted in attention from local, national, and international audiences and press, including the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Newsweek, Huffington Post, the New York Times, Boston Globe, the Atlantic, AP, and the BBC. www.walkerart.org/catvidfest To view the complete playlist, visit: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC0B137D835A3C970 To view the Honorable mention playlist, visit: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6127A53A27DEE212
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Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties
 
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This is the largest exhibition to date to focus on the early work of one of Pop's most widely admired artists. Bringing together nearly 300 pieces from collections around the world, Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties showcases a broad range of the artist's sculptures—including prized works from the Walker Art Center's collection such as Upside Down City (1962) and Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag (1966).
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Maria Hassabi Discusses STAGING (2017)
 
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Occupying a space between live performance and visual art, artist/choreographer Maria Hassabi’s work explores stillness and sustained motion. Her sculptural movement installations examine the tension between the human form and the artistic object.
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Metric - Gold Guns Girls (Rock the Garden 2013)
 
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Experience 24 hours of Rock the Garden 2013 in 5 minutes, set to the music of Metric. Copresented by the Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current, the concert features Dan Deacon, Low, Bob Mould Band, Silversun Pickups, and Metric. Performance footage courtesy of Minnesota Original, tpt's arts and cultural series.
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A Look at Lucinda Childs/Philip Glass/Sol LeWitt's Dance
 
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Take a quick look back at Lucinda Childs' landmark work Dance from 1979. This collaboration with composer Philip Glass and visual artist Sol LeWitt, restaged at the Walker Art Center in April of 2011, has become recognized as a modern masterpiece. Excerpts from the performance feature a brief discussion with Lucinda Childs, Philip Glass, and Senior Performing Arts Curator Philip Bither.
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Hippie Modernism
 
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This Walker-organized exhibition, assembled with the assistance of the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, examines the intersections of art, architecture, and design with the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s.
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Robert Longo on Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Still #25, 1978
 
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Artist Robert Longo discusses Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Still #25 (1978). Part of the exhibition Cindy Sherman, on view at the Walker Art Center November 10, 2012 to February 17, 2013. Filmed by David Shuff, Calvin Robertson, and Ben Coccio ©2012 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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International Pop
 
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Organized by the Walker Art Center, International Pop chronicles the global emergence of Pop art from the 1950s through the early 1970s—an art form that embraced media and consumerism with a new spirit of urgency and exuberance. This landmark exhibition, which features works by more than 100 artists from four continents as well as a daily film program in the galleries, recaptures the energy and inquisitiveness of this moment in art.
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Marina Abramović on Cindy Sherman's Untitled #90, 1981
 
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Artist Marina Abramović discusses Cindy Sherman's Untitled #90 (1981). Part of the exhibition Cindy Sherman, on view at the Walker Art Center November 10, 2012 to February 17, 2013. Filmed by David Shuff, Calvin Robertson, and Ben Coccio ©2012 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Christophe Szpajdel's Walker Art Center Black Metal Logo
 
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Christophe Szpajdel discusses his Walker Art Center black metal logo (2011), part of the Walker Art Center's exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production.
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Walker Expanded
 
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This is Walker Expanded, a graphic identity that functions as a typeface but instead of bold and italic fonts is grouped into related words, or vocabularies, and repeating patterns; it sets lines of words and textures that, like a roll of tape, can be applied to virtually anything—from printed matter and Web sites to merchandise or even architecture.
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Chance Conversations: An Interview with Merce Cunningham and John Cage
 
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In the spring of 1981, during a residency at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage sat down to discuss their work and artistic process. As frequent collaborators, Cage and Cunningham pioneered a new framework of performance. Their novel approach allowed for mediums to exist independently, or rather cohabitate, within a performance, thus abandoning the co-dependent model of dance and music. Cage and Cunningham go on to discuss the methodology and motivations behind chance operations, a term used to describe artistic decisions based on unpredictability. Wanting to free himself of his likes and dislikes, Cage describes how Zen Buddhism influenced his work, leading him to use tools of chance. These new methods, adopted by both Cunningham and Cage, overturned a whole foundation of thought around music, movement, and the process of creating art.
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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Discusses her Work
 
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Artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung discusses her work in the Walker Art Center exhibition Painter Painter.
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The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg
 
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In the hands of Nathalie Djurberg, the conventionally innocent technique of "claymation" becomes a medium for nightmarish yet wry allegories of human behavior and social taboo. Since 2001, the Swedish-born artist has honed a distinctive style of video animation, using the pliability of clay to investigate the dark recesses of the human mind. Set to music and sound effects by her partner and collaborator Hans Berg, Djurberg's handcrafted cinematic tales explore the vicissitudes of revenge, lust, submission, gluttony, and other primal emotions with an unblinking eye. This Walker-organized exhibition, the largest American museum presentation of the artist's work to date, includes a significant body of new work drawing on the psychology and natural history of birds. Blurring the cinematic and the sculptural, she integrates moving images with related set pieces, using actual bird species as points of departure for her sometimes monstrous hybrid figures. Projected amid her objects is a sequence of short films, in which characters, situations, and settings migrate from one narrative to the next. The result is an immersive installation revealing Djurberg's continued interest in pageantry and abjection, evolution and decay. The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with music by Hans Berg is organized by the Walker Art Center. Curators: Eric Crosby and Dean Otto
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Insights 2012: Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Company
 
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Although he makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Aaron Draplin is more a product of being born, raised, and educated in the Midwest. A native of Detroit, he studied graphic design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before heading out west to work as art director of Snowboarder magazine. He founded Draplin Design Company (DDC) in 2004, producing a wide range of award-winning projects and developing products for businesses such as Coal Headwear; board designs for Ride, Forum, and Gnu; conceiving Field Notes journals with Coudal Partners in Chicago; and the array of merchandise for the DDC brand enterprise. Draplin's iconic forms and bold designs are steeped in a no-nonsense Midwestern vernacular and work ethic. They project an authenticity and attitude that seems inseparable from his self-deprecating personality and his clients' passions, reflected in the DDC motto, "Work hard and do good work for good people." Part of Insights 2012 Design Lecture Series http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/insights-2012-design-lecture-series
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Ingrid Sischy on Cindy Sherman's Untitled #479, 1975
 
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Writer Ingrid Sischy discusses Cindy Sherman's Untitled #479 (1975). Part of the exhibition Cindy Sherman, on view at the Walker Art Center November 10, 2012 to February 17, 2013. Filmed by David Shuff, Calvin Robertson, and Ben Coccio ©2012 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Claes Oldenburg's Geometric Mouse
 
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Claes Oldenburg demonstrates multiple configurations of Geometric Mouse, part of the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties at the Walker Art Center.
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Trampled by Turtles - Alone (Rock the Garden 2012)
 
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Experience 24 hours of Rock the Garden 2012 in five minutes, set to the music of Trampled by Turtles. Copresented by the Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current, the event features Howler, Tune-Yards, Doomtree, Trampled by Turtles, and The Hold Steady. Lead sponsors: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and Minnesota Twins Supporting sponsors: Best Buy, Häagen-Dazs Shops, Barrio Tequila Bar, and Prairie Organic Vodka VIP Skybox sponsor: Thomson Reuters Media partner: Vita.mn Official beer: Summit Brewing Company
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Graphic Design: Now in Production
 
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This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the rise of user-generated content and new creative software, along with innovations in publishing and distribution systems, people outside the field are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. At the same time, designers are becoming producers: authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences. Featuring work produced since 2000 in the most vital sectors of communication design, Graphic Design: Now in Production explores design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters as well as branding programs for corporations, subcultures, and nations. It also showcases a series of developments over the past decade, such as the entrepreneurial nature of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of titling sequences for film and television; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.
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Bicho by Lygia Clark
 
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Walker Art Center curator Peter Eleey discusses Lygia Clark's Bicho and the Walker's exhibition The Quick and the Dead.
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Opening-day Artist Talk: Alec Soth with George Slade
 
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Soth discusses his work and the world of contemporary photography with Slade, curator at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. A Minnesota native, Slade is a former artistic director at the Minnesota Center for Photography and program director for the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers. His writings appear in print and online, including his blog re:photographica.
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Introduction: Sol LeWitt: 2D+3D
 
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Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was a major voice in American Minimalism—and from early in his career, an artist collected in depth by the Walker. This exhibition showcases a range of artwork, from his drawings and prints to a range of sculptures based on carefully conceived geometric systems. With more than 50 pieces, many of them gifts from the artist to the Walker, the exhibition also includes maquettes, wall drawings, and a selection of the influential artist's books that link LeWitt to practitioners of conceptual art.
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The Staves and yMusic - The Way is Read (Live)
 
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The Staves collaboration with classical ensemble yMusic pairs their graceful vocals and exemplary harmonies with the ensemble’s virtuosic, shimmering orchestral textures. Originally commissioned by the 2016 Eaux Claires Festival, the project is an expression of mutual admiration. The result is magical—music that fits snugly between art and pop, expressed with the utmost care and attention.
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Alec Soth with Andrei Codrescu
 
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Photographer Alec Soths lyric documentation of life along the Mississippi leaves his audience feeling as though they have just paged through a strange yet beautiful dream. Of the book Sleeping by the Mississippi, writer/NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu says, [He has] the decency (or affection) to disturb none of his subjects, through he disturbed me, a viewer, plenty. From their respective posts at either end of the waterway, Minneapolis-based Soth and New Orleansbased Codrescu come together for an illustrated conversation on the narratives found along the banks of the Mississippi and other stories of Americas Great River Road. The evening concludes with a presentation of Soths current pictorial investigation of Niagara Falls.
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Deborah Hay's Solo (excerpt from the DVD series, 9 evenings: theatre & engineering)
 
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Solo In Solo, Deborah Hay attributed equal time and visual prominence to all the elements of the performance, from the dancers and props to the lighting and soundtrack. To accomplish this, she created a score by combining simple choreographic sequences that featured walking as a basic motif. Each performer assumed passive and active poses in turn, strolling around or rolling on carts steered by means of remote-control devices. The carts could also be presented as independent objects endowed with freedom of movement. A series of instructions given to the dancers and cart drivers made it possible to determine the circumstances in which specific sequences would occur as well as the shape they would take. Hay opted for a proportional distribution of the entire troupe of 16 dancers and 8 cart drivers. With additional lights brought in to supplement the Armory standard, the lighting was extremely bright. Six Mylar sheets provided a transparent wall between the stage and the audience space. Choreography: Deborah Hay Technological design: Larry Heilos Performers: Lucinda Childs, William Davis, Suzanne de Maria, Lette Eisenhauer, Walter Gelb, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Margaret Hecht, Ed Iverson, Julie Judd, Olga Klüver, Vernon Lobb, Steve Paxton, Joe Schlichter, and Carol Summers Operation of the remote-controlled devices used to drive the carts: James Tenney (conductor) Franny Breer, Jim Hardy, Michael Kirby, Larry Leitch, Fujiko Nakaya, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Schuler, and Marjorie Strider Central control: Larry Helios, and Witt Wittnebert Lighting design: Jennifer Tipton, and Beverly Emmons First moment: The cart drivers emerged from the wings and sat down on folding seats that had been installed on the left side of the stage. The lights were at the maximum setting. The go-ahead signal was given by James Tenney, who functioned as an orchestra conductor. Each cart bore a conspicuous number that enabled the driver to keep track of it. At one point, the stage was plunged into darkness and three dancers made their entrance, one travelling on a cart. The dancers adopted the pace of the carts' movements. After moving around the entire stage, the three stood still for a few seconds. Second moment: After about four minutes, David Tudor played music by Toshi Ichianagi over the Armory speakers. The three dancers could then either remain where they were, or separate. The stage was plunged into darkness. Two dancers came on and performed a series of unsynchronized arm and leg exercises. Three other dancers appeared onstage and the lights come back on. Some of the dancers remained still while others continued to execute their choreographic sequences. Third moment: Eight dancers came out of the wings to take up their positions on the stage. The score provided for a random switching of distinct choreographic motifs. The dancers walked about singly or in groups moving in the same direction. They remained still—standing, lying on the floor, or propped on the carts. The choreographic structure did follow certain set rules, only a cart could approach individual performers in order to form a trio. A dancer could, depending on the circumstances, lead the trio in the direction suggested by an approaching cart, or he or she could also spin around in another direction. When a dancer felt like repeating the sequence of exercise moves, he or she took up a position in front of one of the Mylar curtains and waited for a partner to join in. The performance wound down as the lights dimmed. The dancers moved slowly toward the Mylar sheets and greeted the audience. 9 evenings trailer and more info: http://www.9evenings.org/
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Restoring the Blue
 
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Join conservator Christa Haiml for a discussion of Klein's artistic process, the development of his trademark IKB (International Klein Blue) paint, and the challenges that come with preserving the artist's luminous surfaces.
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Cactus River (Khong Lang Nam)
 
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Since she appeared in my film in 2009, Jenjira Pongpas has changed her name. Like many Thais, she is convinced that the new name will bring her good luck. So Jenjira has become Nach, which means water. Not long after, she was drifting online and encountered a retired soldier, Frank, from Cuba, New Mexico, USA. A few months later they got married and she has officially become Mrs. Nach Widner. The newlyweds found a house near the Mekong River where Nach had grown up. She spends most of her day crocheting baby socks for sale, while he enjoys gardening and watching television (sometimes without the sound because most of the programs are in Thai). Cactus River is a diary of the time I visited the couple--of the various temperaments of the water and the wind. The flow of the two rivers--Nach and the Mekong, activates my memories of the place where I shot several films. Over many years, this woman whose name was once Jenjira has introduced me to this river, her life, its history, and to her belief about its imminent future. She is certain that soon there will be no water in the river due to the upstream constructions of dams in China and Laos. I noticed too, that Jenjira was no more. --Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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Insights 2013: Geoff McFetridge, Champion Studio, Los Angeles
 
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LA-based designer Geoff McFetridge is a leading figure in the contemporary realm of graphic culture, working fluidly between the realms of art and design and the printed page and the moving image. Featured in the film and exhibition Beautiful Losers, McFetridge's clever and engaging art has graced nearly every kind of surface imaginable—from limited-edition Nike sneakers and his own line of silkscreened wallpapers to laser-etched illustrations on toast for a music video by OK Go. His work has been shown around the world in cities such as London, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam and he was featured in the Walker exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production. His Insights lecture also celebrates the installation of a temporary site-specific mural he created for the Walker. Part of Insights 2013 Design Lecture Series http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/insights-2013-design-lecture-series
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Miloš Forman Regis Dialogue with Scott Foundas
 
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Nearly 50 cinematic luminaries, visionaries, and dignitaries have come to the Walker via its Regis Dialogue and Film Retrospective. Miloš Forman, the subject of the Regis spotlight in April, is typically associated with the celebrated and award-winning films he has made in the United States over the past 30 years. A lesser-known fact is that he kick-started the Czech New Wave with his affecting and humorous satires of daily life. These films illustrate a thread that appears throughout Formans work—that of rigid political and social systems begging for rebellion. [When I lived] in totalitarian regimes, I saw more clearly than you do here how we create institutions to help us—to serve us, Forman has said. Why do we always end up being dictated to by these institutions? Like they own us . . . are paying us to serve them. And thats always the case of rebellions, when people who see this dare to do something about it, from McMurphy to Mozart. Nearly every major Forman work is part of this retrospective, including Amadeus, Hair, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and Tuesdays have been earmarked for screenings of his early Czech work. Forman and Scott Foundas of the LA Weekly will discuss his work on April 12 at the Regis Dialogue. Theres an incredible vibrancy in the Czech Republic today, especially as they are now looking back to their darker days and relishing the work of artists like Miloš Forman, says Sheryl Mousley, the Walkers film/video curator. His resistance parallels the history of his country under oppression. He struggled to make work against formidable odds, emigrating just before the spring 1968 invasion of his country by the Soviets. And you see that carrying through into his American films—the heroic, almost operatic characters, the rebelliousness and joy and search for this freedom. Thats the beauty of this retrospective.
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Free Verse: Anne Carson
 
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Join us for an evening with renowned poet, essayist and translator Anne Carson. From her scholarship on the ancient Greeks to acclaimed books of verse such as Autobiography of Red and Men in the Off Hours, Carson's range is unparalleled in contemporary poetry. Her work often incorporates the visual: her latest "book" is Nox (New Directions, 2010), a boxed accordion-style notebook that is at once an elegy for her brother and a translation/meditation on Catullus. Carson has won numerous honors for her work, including a MacArthur Fellowship. This reading is presented in conjunction with Big Dance Theater's Supernatural Wife, an adaptation of Euripides' Alkestis using Anne Carson's translation. Join us for a pre-performance reading that is surely not to be missed! Copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books.
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Lee Kit Documentary
 
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Lee creates poetic object-based installations fashioned from everyday materials and household items such as soap, towels, cardboard boxes, and plastic containers, which he transforms through subtle gestures of painting, drawing, and placement. Originally from Hong Kong and based in Taiwan, Lee frequently imparts political commentary in his work through an embedded use of foreign products and English words that reference the omnipresence of market capitalism surrounding Hong Kong’s history as a global city living under the principle of one country, two systems. The artist received shortlist nomination for the 2013 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award and represented Hong Kong in the 2013 Venice Biennale.
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Walter Hood Lecture
 
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Walter Hood founded Hood Design in 1992, in Oakland, California, a studio committed to issues that address the reconstruction of urban landscapes within towns and cities. Hood Design's projects include the acclaimed landscape for the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; a waterfront promenade project for San Pedro's harbor in Los Angeles; and Poplar Street, a green boulevard in the heart of downtown Macon, Georgia. Hood has worked in a variety of settings, including architecture, landscape architecture, art, and community and urban design, as well as planning and research. He is a professor and former chair of the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, Hood Design received the prestigious National Design Award in Landscape Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
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Geoff McFetridge's Site Fence Mural
 
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Featured in exhibitions including Beautiful Losers, Art in the Streets, and Graphic Design: Now in Production, LA-based designer Geoff McFetridge's clever and engaging art has graced nearly every kind of surface imaginable—from limited-edition Nike sneakers and his own line of silkscreened wallpapers to laser-etched illustrations on toast for a music video by OK Go. In conjunction with his talk for the 2013 Insights Design Lecture Series, the Walker commissioned McFetridge to create artwork to cover construction fencing duirng the Walker's rebricking project. Here he discusses his influences and process.
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Béla Tarr Regis Dialogue with Howard Feinstein
 
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Béla Tarr and film critic Howard Feinstein discuss his innovative filmography, punctuated by clips from his films. http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=3993
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Johanna Burton on Cindy Sherman's Untitled #299, 1994
 
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Art historian and critic Johanna Burton discusses Cindy Sherman's Untitled #299 (1994). Part of the exhibition Cindy Sherman, on view at the Walker Art Center November 10, 2012 to February 17, 2013. Filmed by David Shuff, Calvin Robertson, and Ben Coccio ©2012 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City
 
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Fritz Haeg's practice spans a range of disciplines—architecture, performance, design, education, gardening, and ecology—and includes projects as varied as public dances, urban parades, temporary encampments, edible gardens, videos, and publications. He often creates environments that respond to particular places, working in collaboration with local residents and groups. Through a new series of projects, the artist will work with the Twin Cities community on gardens, events, and installations that collectively reimagine our everyday relationships to the land, the home, the city, and each other.
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2013 Internet Cat Video Festival
 
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For its second edition, the Internet Cat Video Festival 2013 screened at the Great Minnesota Get-Together: the State Fair Grandstand. The showcase of feline hijinks included new videos, appearances by special guests and celebricats, live music, art projects, and booths hosting local animal resource nonprofits. #catvidfest
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