by Marya Morstad
October 20, 2005
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Abinadi Meza.
To hear the interview with Abinadi Meza, click on the "Related Content" tab at the foot of the right-hand column on this page.
Abinadi Meza in a new media artist whose work in sound, video, installation, and performance art explores political, social and physical transformations. He is an adjunct professor at the U of M where he initiated a course on Sound Art. He is a current Jerome Fellow with his new video and sound installation “Double Blind” on show at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upcoming exhibitions will be at Franklin Artworks and Under Gallery in Minneapolis and the FILE Festival, São Paulo, Brazil. He will be artist in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2006.
Abinadi Meza, current events:
Double Blind, a new video and sound installation by Abinadi Meza will be presented in MCAD/Jerome Artists 2005, a four-person exhibit at Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery from Sept. 30 - Oct. 30.
Morstad’s winning proposal was selected for the Innovate mnartists.org $5,000.00 award from dozens of proposals submitted. Radio mnartists will be broadcast on Art Matters, every Friday at 11am on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio-FM Radio – 90.3 in Minneapolis and 106.7 in St. Paul and posted online every Friday on www.mnartists.org.
Composer Ken Brahmstedt will assist in the production of the series.
“Radio mnartists” features 20 conversations with a varied group of artists from around Minnesota. Says Morstad: “The series is meant to create a larger picture of the diversity of artists working throughout the state and will provide arts enthusiasts with a compelling entry point into the broader Minnesota arts culture.”
The Innovate mnartists.org Award was designed to expand awareness of the mnartists.org website, to broaden the audience, increase participation on the site, use the site’s technology in fresh ways, promote diversity, and connect artists with audience. We thought Morstad's proposed radio interview series met these challenges well: her subjects live all around the state, and include an incredible range of media and styles.
Her complete series will be presented as an audio collection on mnartists.org in January 2006.