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En la Frontera del Arte (On the Margins of Art) Documentary (final version)

Film, documentary short
2018
Photo book
2018
Multidisciplinary Performance, Community gathering
2018
Workshop, community skill-building
2017
Zine
2017
Storytelling, Visual Art, Performance Art
2017
Storytelling, Performance, community skill-building
2016

In the studio with Anunaran

Video, research paper
2016
Fashion show, Performance, gallery
2016

Andrea Grimaldi — Spark Live, 2.19.16

Live show, Storytelling
2016
Zine
2017
Live show, cabaret
2015

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  • En la Frontera del Arte is a documentary short produced by Miranda Harris Martínez and Mike Curran in collaboration with artists living and working between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. It is an attempt to bring understanding to the realities lived along the U.S.-México border, in these very particular communities. It centers the experiences and approaches of artists of various forms, as it is these folks who are allowing us to imagine otherwise — to imagine ourselv…
  • The Twin Cities' skyway systems were designed in the 1960s as civic ideals. They were celebrated as the pinnacle of urbanism in the upper Midwest, enabling pedestrians to traverse through the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul through climate-controlled footbridges. In 2018, with the convergence of policing and global capitalism, the skyways are reinforced by layers of private security. The tension represents the larger trend of public spaces becoming inceasingly privatized in American cities…
  • While studying in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, I conducted research on the livelihoods of contemporary visual artists working in the emerging arts community. Twenty-one artists participated in open-ended interviews about their practices, and topics ranged from the perception of Mongolian art abroad to the influence of nomadic identity in the materials used by sculptors. To supplement the project, my creative partner Tilo Valo and myself produced two short videos, with the intention of bringing more …
  • Mike Curran updated the Artwork LAYERS
    The goal of Layers was to foster conversation about the experiences of marginalized peoples and groups through fashion, art and performance. The show featured a set of seven performance groups and storytellers, a gallery from community members, and a fashion show before and after the live performances. Through a combination of Twin Cities and Macalester-based performers, attendees were challenged to consider the intersectionality and visual representations of all our identities and how we may …
  • The Artist Education workshop series invites artists on the edge of culture to teach their peers about the personal and professional skills they’ve developed to thrive on the margins. The program — a unique collaboration between Patrick’s Cabaret, Pangea World Theater, and Soo Visual Arts Center — is intended to create collaborative space for artists to share their skills with fellow artists and organizers, to strengthen relationships and build resilience, and to provide opportunities fo…
  • Mike Curran updated the Artwork Does This Feel Good?
    A gathering to talk about pleasure and eroticism as they relate to our lives and various identities. While pleasure and eroticism are often limited to sex, artists explored eroticism as Audre Lorde describes it: a bridge to compassion, feeling joy, and understanding another’s joy.