Upstream Arts is thrilled to be collaborating with interdisciplinary artist David Luke on a quartet of unique animated movies. Taking poems written by Upstream Arts teaching artists and program participants with disabilities as base text, Dave’s works make visual the vibrant voices of program participants, expanding the creative process from the Upstream Arts programs into a new realm of public engagement. The movies take advantage of photographic imagery, collage, vector graphics and drawings. These elements interact with the text of the poems using Flash (an animation application). Viewers are invited to choose, by way of assistive technology often used by Upstream Arts participants, which poem/movie they would like to watch.
Check out these upcoming opportunities to catch Upstream Animated around town!
- Upstream Animated will be projected in the windows of Pillsbury House + Theater (3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis) after dusk on June 12-14, 2014, as part of Arts on Chicago
- Upstream Animated will be projected large-scale in the plaza outside the Minneapolis Convention Center all night during Northern Spark, starting at 9:01pm on June 14, 2014.