Looking up, Look(again)

TuckUnder Projects is pleased to announce the continuation of the six month outdoor residency, look (again), by low tech/high joy collaborative, featuring the Minneapolis visual artists Marlaine Cox and Karen Kasel.

A reception will be held at TuckUnder Projects on Friday, September 13,  6-9 pm, and the residency will run through November 2013.  

In the fourth phase of their six-month exterior project, look (again), low tech/high joy artists Marlaine Cox and Karen Kasel continue to explore a conceptual community partnership that combines organic growth, metal sculpture, participatory distribution and viewership. The artists reposition the 7 orange scopes around the yard, aiming them higher, looking up at the sky, wind and waning summer light,  as they continue to explore a tiny slice of nature in the city.  Visitors are encouraged to slow down and look through the scopes to view small surprises and unexpected oddities in the environment that can be easily overlooked, such as a kite stuck in a tree or a spider web.  The objects may be found or staged, leaving the viewer joyfully engaged in wondering if it’s real or a trick from the artists.

During the month of August, the artists celebrated TuckUnder Project’s raspberry harvest with homemade raspberry jam hidden in the patch as gifts for visitors to take home.  There will still be a few jars hidden in the patch at September’s opening reception.   In addition, magnifying glasses on small tripods will focus on even tinier surprises in the yard.

At the start of their residency, low tech/high joy launched the Sunflower Revolution, which was created from an impulse to generate a sense of connectedness between the citizens of communities, neighborhoods and cities through the simple act of planting sunflower seeds.  Hand printed seed packets are available for visitors to take throughout the residency.


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