Why we do this.
There's absolutely no chance that Andy DuCett's latest project, "Why we do this.," will be dull. For the past two years, the Minnesota artist has been working with the Soap Factory in order to create a 12,000-square-foot, site-specific installation that involves interactive activities and entertainment. The huge exhibition will utilize video, drawings, and performance to captivate guests. According to the press release, "visitors can challenge a friend to a giant game of Battleship, peruse a thrift store, paddle a canoe through the Boundary Waters, run with the team onto the football field, witness an alien abduction, watch the clouds roll by from the seat of an airplane, or catch a glimpse of a Sasquatch through the window of a log cabin." Whoa. The piece has no linearity or clear story, but is stitched together through running themes surrounding pop culture, collective memory, natural-history dioramas, and mundane tasks turned fantastical. The spectacle begins with an opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 8. There will also be an artist's talk with DuCett at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 29. (Photo by Dane McFarlane)
Sept. 8-Nov. 11, 2012
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