Friday, March 11, 2011
The Walker Art Center and AIA-MN are sponsoring a video art competition Videotect centered on the theme of the Twin Cities skyway system, that ubiquitous maze rather unique to Minnesota.
For any of you that have had the day-to-day experience of traversing the skyways, you may see the system in a whole new light after viewing a few of these videos. Some use humor, some dramatically re-frame the subject matter and almost elevate it to high art. Of note: Urban Mysteries by "Tucker" is particularly hilarious, and the entry by IDE(A) is rather haunting.
An aside, the IDE(A) submission was created in part by our friend Pete Sieger, an accomplished local architectural photographer. You can vote for your favorites until March 18th, and a screening is scheduled at the Walker for the end of the month.
Here's the link: Videotect