Warning, this is no ordinary exhibition. Each artist selected to participate will be provided GPS coordinates and asked to commit to one hour immersed in the assigned environment (don't worry, you will have an opportunity to let us know your preferred method of transport and we will find the perfect coordinates just for you).
Perhaps you'll find yourself in front of a beaver pond in William O'Brien State Park or standing along the light rail on the corner of Snelling and University Avenue. No matter where you are asked to go, you will spend one hour observing the ecosystem, notice what's growing or what's not, who or what shares this space with you? Record everything you can and take the information back to create a new art piece (in the medium of your choice) based on your recollection or impression. What did you notice? What stood out? Why? We would also like you to research the history of the assigned location and report three interesting details about what that location was before you were there.
It's important that you do not directly reveal your location in your work; rather provide interesting clues within your work to reflect your observations. When your work is complete, you will be asked to set up a time for an audio interview with a representative of the Natural Heritage Project. During this interview you will be asked a series of questions about your observations and the intention behind what you've created. The audio file will be made available for viewers during the exhibition and will serve as the only way we reveal the location.
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