In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public art organization Flux Projects recently launched its Virtual Arts Series, featuring works by Atlanta-based artists from a variety of disciplines and created especially for the virtual realm. Known for accessible, temporary public art projects, Flux Projects worked with local artists to commission and exhibit digital art with the realization that currently, shared public space is the virtual realm.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m., Core Dance, Decatur’s 40-year-old professional dance company, will project Flux Projects’ Virtual Art Series onto their studio windows, welcoming all passers-by to experience this virtual exhibition.
Core Dance recently installed scrim coatings and rear projection video streaming equipment on their studio windows at 133 Sycamore Street, 30030, on the Decatur Square. The streaming allows for outdoor, socially distanced viewing opportunities. The video installation will run every weekend evening beginning at 7 p.m. throughout the month of September.
This partnership between Core Dance and Flux Projects allows local artists to have their work seen, despite the current pandemic challenges.
“At the moment, our shared public space is the virtual realm,” said Anne Dennington, executive director of Flux Projects. “While the realm has shifted, art is no less able to nurture our souls and lift our spirits.”
The virtual exhibition will feature the following artists and projects:
- Micah and Whitney Stansell, “Over the Bent World” http://whitneyandmicah.com/
- Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, “Stir Crazy” https://www.okcello.com/
- Anne Corbitt, “Time I Had Some Time Alone” https://bookshop.org/books/rules-for-lying/9780996259675
- MEPTIK, “Rhythm of a Virus” https://www.meptik.com/
- Komansé Dance Theater, “rev•er•ie” https://www.komansedance.com/
Sara Santamaria, “Shifting Boundaries” http://www.sarasantamaria.com/
- Kirstin Mitchell, “Wildin” https://kirstinmitchell.com/
- William Downs, “Exploring a New Adventure” https://williamedowns.com/
- William Downs, “William Downs Adventures 2/3”
- William Downs, “Downs Adventure Number 3”
About Core Dance
For four decades, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art making in dance. An award-winning contemporary dance organization with global reach, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation with the community. In 1980, Core Dance was co-founded in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell. Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, creating a platform for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate, and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, cross cultural and multidisciplinary collaborations, the humanity of the individual Dance Artists, and its rigorous physicality. (coredance.org)
Core Dance’s season is supported by the O Fund for New Work, Gwinnett Industries, Inc.,
Pattillo Construction Corporation, Amazon Smile, Kroger Community Rewards, Primary Care
Chiropractic, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and many generous individuals from our community.
About Flux Projects
Flux Projects produces temporary public art projects that connect and grow artists and audiences in Atlanta through the creative power of place. Created during the recession, Flux Projects was sparked in part by the founder Louis Corrigan’s desire to support artists during difficult financial times. Flux Projects disrupts the everyday and inspire imagination, wonder and awe. They support artists to take risks and grow their practices whether they are internationally acclaimed or producing their first public work. They create communal spaces for people of all walks of life. And they bring a location’s past, present and future into conversation in ways that open our eyes to new possibilities. Flux Projects gives art the space to transform. (www.fluxprojects.org)