Art Installations and Performances featured during ReSurfaced: Three Days at 10th Street

November 10, 2015

Tiffany Carbonneau, Between Here and There (Louisville)

Tiffany Carbonneau is a video installation artist whose work explores the impact of our surroundings by presenting familiar structures in an unfamiliar setting, allowing the viewer to experience subtle architectural influences in a significant way. Carbonneau is the Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Head of the Digital Art and Interactive Media concentration at Indiana University Southeast. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues in Hamburg, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Lodz, Poland; Toronto, Canada and nationally in New York, Miami, Santa Fe, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Grand Rapids among several others.

Carbonneau’s creative practice combines digital projection and video to create works that recontextualize our surroundings, highlight local consequences of global markets, and invite the viewer to examine the distance between themselves and the structures and systems that support western society. She uses original video of international maritime shipping routes and ports and projection mapping to highlight architectural elements that are unique to each exhibition site. Through these architectural vestiges and videos, her work calls attention to the influences that outside factors have on the way we approach our lives, address others, and interact with the spaces in which we dwell.

Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Flood Wall

Valerie Sullivan Fuchs’s artwork is focused on creating a sense of place, deepening connections to the land and river and addressing our ability as humans to shape the natural world. Flood Wall is a site-specific work within a site that is detached from the City, the River, and surrounding neighborhoods, which mirrors our own detachment from the earth, our origins and dependence upon natural processes and rhythms of rain, rising rivers, and flooding that make life possible.

Fuchs is a new media artist who works with time-based media, video, video installation, sculpture and sound, to encounter the industrial and electric forms which mediate our direct relationship with nature, the land and each other. She was raised, lives and works in the rural landscape of Kentucky. Fuchs is a Program Mentor in the Graduate School at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been widely exhibited at venues including 21c Museum in Bentonville and Cincinnati; the Kentucky Center through artwithoutwalls;  the American Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden; Contemporary Arts Forum in Santa Barbara, California; Non Grata Film & Video Festival in Pärnu, Estonia;  Galerie Eugene Lendl in Graz, Austria;  BELEF Art Festival in Belgrade, Serbia; and the Speed Art Museum.

Roots & Wings, FLOW

Roots & Wings presents FLOW, a pop-up performance space featuring an open-mic event on Thursday, October 15th at ReSurfaced.  The project will connect Louisvillians in a celebration of poetry, music, dance and story.  On October 16th and 17th, during ReSurfaced,  visitors are invited to visit the site, record themselves “flowing on the river,” and upload their videos to a YouTube channel to share with the rest of the community.

Roots & Wings, recipients of a 2015 ArtPlace America Grant, is a unique theatre project integrating art, poetry, dance, music and performance as catalysts for restoration of self and community. The group consists of 10 performance artists who are integrating an arts strategy into the city’s Zones of Hope effort to decrease violence and promote sustainable, positive community development in the California, Newburg, Parkland, Russell and Shawnee neighborhoods.

Poetry, particularly spoken word, is at the heart of Roots & Wings’ work. In the words of company member Hannah Drake, “Flow is poetry. When you are flowing, you are in the zone.” The same can be said for many art forms especially music, dance, and storytelling. FLOW is celebration of these arts against the backdrop of the flowing Ohio River. The movement of people through the space only adds to the theme. The people, the place, and the art will combine in a nexus of energy and good will.

FLOW will be created and implemented by Roots & Wings under the leadership of group member Lance G. Newman and partner and set designer Charles Nasby. Newman is a poet, arts educator, and organizer of open mic events across Louisville. Nasby is the Technical Production Manager at the University of Louisville, founder of the Sustainable Theatre Initiative and participates in the set design for Shakespeare in the Park.

Nathan Smith, In/Out Table

In/Out Table is an interpretation of a satellite office space for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Designer Nathan Smith was invited to imagine what the Mayor’s Office might look like, and how it might function, in a public space. The installation responds to the ReSurfaced event space and amplifies the possibilities for public gatherings. What ideas will you generate, share, and consider at the In/Out Table?

Smith is a Louisville-based designer and architect. He is the founder of PART Studio LLC and teaches architectural design at the University of Kentucky College of Design.