Sep15 to Sep16


8:00 pm

Aaron Dysart, Surface

September 15 & 16, 8-10:30 pm each night.

The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam becomes a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series.

Surface by artist Aaron Dysart kicks off the series, using years of handwritten data recorded by Army Corps of Engineers staff at the Lock as the basis for a light show. Daily pool heights and lockages will translate into shifting colors projected on atmospheric effects created in the lock chamber. The spectacle will display the 52-year operating history of this iconic Minneapolis space through near daily observations by the people who tended it. 

Free and open to the public.

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Illuminate the Lock is presented by Northern, Mississippi Park Connection, and the National Park Service and as part of The Soap Factory's Here & There with support from St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board and the US Army Corps of Engineers. 

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