Thursday, July 23, 7 pm
Walker Art Center, Free
Who produces culture and who receives it? Four panelists discuss the new era of producer-ism in the arts, artists as audiences, and the rise of the creative entrepreneur.
In Mn Artists’s 4 x Forum events, thoughtfully assembled panels of experts and new thinkers—mixing different perspectives, modes of practice, and areas of expertise—come together for issue-specific, moderated dialogues. Part of a new series of programs geared toward taking some of our cultural scene’s most intriguing, hot-button conversations offline and in-person.
Bianca Pettis is best known for her work with her husband Jacob Roske in the sound art duo Beatrix*JAR. For over 12 years the duo has worked together spreading the good word of DIY electronics with hands-on circuit bending workshops and live performances. Beatrix*Jar hold a 2010 Bush Artist Fellowship in Media Arts and their work has been featured at the Walker Art Center, Hammer Museum, Andy Warhol Museum and the National Teen Convening at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. In addition to sound her work encompasses performance, sculpture, writing and illustration. She is currently working towards her MFA in Art and the University of Minnesota and is spending her summer at the Internet Cat Video Festival Coordinator at the Walker Art Center.
Local video artist Hal Lovemelt, founder of Playatta, brings video art to participants by putting them inside video environments and narratives. His company develops technology built to integrate art into a portable interactive event experience. Hal is self taught and believes experience and self motivated projects are the best teacher.
Lea Devon Sorrentino is a mixed media artist focused on popular culture who has had the opportunity of exhibiting her nationally and internationally. She has attended residencies including, Arteles, Vermont Studio Center, Elsewhere Living Museum Residency and ACRE. Her work has also been featured in the PBS series MNOriginal.