The Bell Museum Resident Artist Research Project offers artists an exclusive opportunity to engage with University researchers and scientific collections while exploring the application of art as a medium for interpreting science in the public realm.
The MAW Collective, also known as Minneapolis Art on Wheels, is a group of artists activating public spaces with mobile, large-scale projections of sound and video. Members of the collective include artists, engineers, scientists, architects, students and professionals, working together to leverage the power of digital technology to create opportunities for community engagement with art, science, and urban public space. MAW’s signature approach uses bike-transported projection and sound systems along with real-time, interactive drawing software that allows experienced and novice artists alike to illuminate building façades with original artistic creations. Visit the MAW Collective online.
The MAW Collective is embracing their residency opportunity by being part of museum life and diving deep into our extensive scientific collections. While the end product will debut at the Bell Social on December 13, 2013, you can get a peek into their progress during times when they'll be in the museum's Touch & See conference room and accessible to the public for interaction.
Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Touch and See Room, free with museum admission
Residents artists, the Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) Collective are hard at work on their upcoming project for the Bell Social. You can take part in their efforts! On Saturday, Nov. 1, the MAW Collective will be in the Touch & See room, with a 3D scanning photo booth for capturing models of the wildlife bones in the Bell's Collection. These models will become part of an interactive art piece in the coming months. Bring your own camera or mobile device to learn how with the help of a simple iOs App and online software called 123D Catch, you can make 3D scans too!
Andy DuCett’s work surveys the various ways we humans subjectively interpret and internalize events, objects and places in a world that is becoming ever more connected. DuCett’s recent artistic pursuits have joined his established interests in objects, collecting, and shared cultural experiences with concepts of place, memory, taxonomy, and audience participation to investigate why we remember some life experiences more vividly than others.
With his RARP artist residency, DuCett expresses a desire to “play” with traditional ideas of the museum-going experience, challenging the audience to question their own expectations for what objects are collected and how they are displayed. Visit Andy DuCett online.
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Resident artist Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) Collective will be working onsite in the Touch and See Discovery Room on the dates below.
Watch and interact with them as they dive into the Bell Museum collections!
Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - Noon
Monday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - Noon
Monday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. - Noon
Monday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. - Noon
Monday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.