WILA-MN Event - Marcus Young, City Artist in Residence, Public Art Saint Paul
Wednesday February 27, 2013
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Damon Farber Associates
401 2nd Ave N, Suite 410
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City Art & Behavioral Art: Revelations from Dancing in the Streets, Looking for Love, and Working in Public Works
Marcus Young sees health and well-being connected to the behavioral art forms he creates. He will discuss some of his recent work including Don’t you feel it too?, a mind-body experiment and aspiring spiritual technology of dancing one's inner life in public places; and Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk, a process of imprinting poetry integrated into Saint Paul’s Department of Public Works’ standard methods of replacing broken sidewalks, thus slowly turning the city into a large book of poems.
Biography: Marcus Young creates behavioral art in the form of personal practice and collective experience. Attending to inner life and civic life, his work is played out in public spaces, within institutions, or across systems of the city. Young received his B.A. in music from Carleton College and his M.F.A. in theater directing from the University of Minnesota. He is a recipient of awards from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, New York Drama League, and Franklin Furnace. He founded the behavioral art studio Grace Minnesota in 2009 and has been Saint Paul’s City Artist in Residence since 2006, a program of Public Art Saint Paul. His most recent work I’m looking for love, so let’s fix the system was created for his McKnight Fellowship in the Visual Arts.
Light Refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged to help us plan, but onsite registration is also welcome.
Fees: $5 students $15 Professionals/$20 at the door