Water is being used as an aqueduct for art.
Water is all around us; it is in the air and in the ground. It is used to drink, to wash, and to cook. It feeds plants, lawns, and trees. We play in it. Some creatures reside in it. We use it as a means of transportation. And now, we use it as an instrument for the arts.
This vital substance will be incorporated in both dance and urban art at Northrop on Friday, September 24. But how, you ask?
Have you ever danced in the rain? How about 500 gallons of water? The Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia De Danza will do just that as they perform Waters of Forgetfulness in a shallow pool of water on the Northrop stage. The dancers will splash through the liquid, sending waves of water in all directions as sparkling droplets remain on their bodies, creating exquisite light-on-water effects.
Following this, Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) will show a large-scale projection of sound and video on the front façade of Northrop Auditorium called Seaworthy. This outdoor event combines ancient techniques of painting on the surface of a pool of liquid, while using new technology and real-time animation.
Clearly, the new recipe for great art is simple; just add water.
Northrop Marketing Intern and U of M Student