Monthly Archives: February 2015
The Indianapolis Museum of Art held a special winter movie night for the first time ever Friday.
Guests were invited to bring folding chairs and blankets to sit outside in the Alliance Sculpture Court for a screening of “Fargo.” The man behind the idea is the museum’s director who is from Minnesota. He said along with the “Fargo” theme, you are encouraged to dress like a Minnesotan to embrace the cold. “We are going to have a Minnesota accent contest, somewhat kind of related to the film. We are having a Minnesota dress contest so people can interpret that however they like. We are also having a Minnesota trivia contest,” said Scott Stulen, IMA curator of Audience Experiences and Performance. Any audience member who can provide documented proof that they lived in Minnesota will receive priority seating and VIP service for the screening.
OPEN FIELD IS WHAT WE MAKE TOGETHER.
ABOUT OPEN FIELD
From June to September, Open Field transforms the Walker Art Center’s big, green yard into a cultural commons. The space is designed in the spirit of the “gift economy,” to explore what happens when people get together to share and exchange skills and interests, to create something new, or delve into the unknown.
Scott Stulen has many responsibilities at Walker Art Center, including playing a leadership role in their essential public-facing offering Open Field, a lead organizer of the Cat Video Festival, and Director for mnartists.org. He elaborates on his work in his artist statement explaining, ““I am interested in how popular culture bonds with fragments of memory to create unexpected connections and points of entry, which linger decades later. I am fascinated in how familiar, yet isolated references can be combined to create a new experience, which is both personal, but strangely out of context.? Scott discussed his role in community building with the Cat Video Festivals in his presentation #EPICWIN: How I Won the Internet by Taking it Offline.