FLUX 2011, the sequel to last year’s ambitious evening of public art, returns to Castleberry Hill on Friday, September 30, 2011. This morning Flux Projects announced the full list of sponsored artists, installations, and performances that will be included in this year’s event that, along with two incarnations under the management of Le Flash, embodies the fourth installment of the largest arts event in downtown Atlanta for the entire year.
Artists should note that, although the selection for funding is over, Flux Projects is now calling for independent projects that they will promote on their website and on the official visitors’ map. These independent projects will go long way towards filling in the gaps we noticed at FLUX 2010. Click here for BURNAWAY‘s review from last October, and see below for today’s announcement.
From the press release:
Flux Projects is proud to announce its selection of projects for FLUX 2011, which will return to the Castleberry Hill Arts District on Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. until midnight. Twenty-nine projects engaging 115 artists have been selected. These diverse works include multi-media installations, projections, dance, theatre, music, sound and light installations, parades, puppetry, and iron fireworks. Participating artists will receive commissions ranging from $23 to $8,000, as well as logistical support.
In its second year, FLUX will continue to immerse attendees in the diversity of Atlanta’s creative culture. One noticeable change will be the focus on projects that remain active throughout the event. The evening will open with a parade and end with iron fireworks. With the exception of one or two other projects, the remaining projects will run the duration of the event.
FLUX 2011 will also offer more opportunities for the community to participate—before, during, and after the main event. The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons is inviting people to join their lantern parade, and lanterns can be made at home or at one of the Krewe’s lantern making workshops at Elliott Street Pub in September (11th and 17th). In addition to the parade, the evening of FLUX will include a diverse array of interactive projects. The morning after, everyone is invited back to Castleberry for a FLUX Post Mortem with gloATL. We will have pastries and coffee and warm up our bodies with dance instruction from gloATL, then clean up Castleberry from the night’s festivities.
The projects were selected based on a Call for Proposals announced November 24, 2010, with proposals due February 28, 2011. The selection committee consisted of Flux Projects’ executive director Anne Dennington and board members Susan Bridges, Kristen Cahill, Louis Corrigan, Amy Miller, and Marcia Wood.
In the coming months, more information will be released on FLUX 2011 and the artists, sponsors, and details for the following projects.
Artists and Projects
Tristan Al-Haddad, Colossal Colonnade: glowing phosphorescently charged textile columns
Kim Anno, Men and Women in Water Cities: projection of people living underwater in a world after the rise of the oceans
Matthew Burge, Duets à la Turk: light and sound installation based upon Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo à la Turk
The Collective Project, The Hunt: interactive ensemble theatre performance
Monica Cook: sound activated, interactive animation that explores the human-animal interface
Eric Corriel, Water Will Be Here One Day: interactive projection that helps people visualize climate change
D’AIR: aerial dance engaged with architecture
Jeff Demetriou, Layne Braunstein, and Josh Horowitz, Homesick: a 3D projection chronicling the history of Earth
Dodekapus: traveling band of mystic gypsies
Craig Drennen, 1-Hour Awful (for Apemantus): durational music performance
Jane Garver, Voice Box: sound map of Atlantans singing
gloATL, Livers: roaming dance performance accompanied by a site-specific installation
Gray Matters: series of multi-media installations that imagine Castleberry as a zoo with mysterious creatures
Brian Holcomb, Control Group: interactive light installation suspended in weather balloons
Steve Jarvis, Allen Peterson, and Daniel Plemmons, Human Powered Soundscapce (HPS): mobile soundscape of percussive, stringed, and digital instruments
Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, Lantern Art Parade: glowing parade culminating in a flying lantern launch
Katy Malone and Claire Paul: multi-media installation that visually cuts into a site’s past
James McConnell and Mark Basehore, Street Preachin: performance
The Medeology Collective, Exquisite Corpse / Cadavre Exquis: VJing projections
Osborn Brown, Refleuxion: video performance piece
Allen Peterson, Hive Consciousness: iron pour and performance of glowing iron bees
Lakshmi Polavarapu, The Flying Circus: interactive music and performance art
Seana Reilly, Threshold: interactive light installations
Amy Rush, Hotel Tableaux: puppet installation
Deanna Sirlin, The Days of Awe: Castleberry community project that will light the windows of the neighborhood
Daniel B. Timms, Patrick Allen Toups, Mike Jakob, and Pete Jakob, Iron Fireworks: fireworks created from molten iron in a tradition taken from Yuxian county in Hebei Province, China
Gregor Turk, The Billboard: billboard projection
Will Young, Jellyfish: installation
Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Occupied: site-specific contemporary dance
Additional Calls for Proposals
Flux Projects is now calling for artists to propose independent projects for FLUX. Though these will not receive commissions, Flux Projects welcomes their participation and will promote them as part of the evening on the map and website.