Opening ReceptionSat, May 9 7-11pm
Gallery HoursThursday - Friday 2-8pm Saturday - Sunday 12-5pm
Exhibition RunsMay 9 - Jun 21
Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going was never there…
-Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood
Visual artist Chris Larson and composer Anthony Gatto join forces to bring the darkly humorous world of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood to life. Set in The Soap Factory, the post-industrial beauty of a 130-year-old factory turned art gallery, this wild and immersive opera-exhibition takes the audience on an intimate journey alongside the oftentimes eccentric and always captivating characters of this Southern Gothic tale. The audience is guided directly into, around, and through the galleries that feature large scale installation pieces, kinetic sculptures, and live music.
Directed by Twin Cities’ Michael Sommers, WISE BLOOD features an incredibly diverse cast of performers including celebrated New York opera tenor Martin Bakari, baritone Brian Major, Zoo Animal’s Holly Hansen, New York-based singer Gelsey Bell, Baroque music master David Echelard, actor Jason Paul Andrews, and other special guests. The Adam Meckler Orchestra provided the core musical accompaniment to this masterful story of redemption and retribution in 1950s America.
Performances: Thursday – Sunday June 4th -7th and June 11th – 14th, 8:00 pm
The WISE BLOOD installation and sound design at The Soap Factory will be an on-going exhibit, open from May 9 to June 21, 2015 during regular exhibition hours.
WISE BLOOD is co-presented with The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. http://www.walkerart.org
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