December 30th, 2022|Comments Off on Flux Projects awarded grant from the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Flux Projects is honored to receive continued funding from the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs through its Municipal Support for the Arts grants program for their fiscal year 2022-23. The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. The initial mission was to solidify the role that arts and other cultural resources play in defining and enhancing the social fabric and quality of life of Atlanta citizens and visitors. Today the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs believes the arts play an essential role in defining the cultural vitality of the city and is working to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a cultural destination. The OCA aims to produce programs [...]
November 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Fulton County Library System to highlight Flux Project Here Song
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month the Fulton County Library System is highlighting Here Song, Flux Projects's digital project with Cannupa Hanska Luger and Ginger Dunnill. Throughout the month of November the library is featuring Here Song on the home page of computers hosted in their computer lab, in the library's print and online newsletters, and on their social media platforms. As a mobile app Here Song allows users to trace their landscape and create sound compositions that engage directly with the land. You can discover more about Here Song, including how to download, here>
October 3rd, 2022|Comments Off on Flux Projects receives award from Georgia Council for the Arts
Flux Projects is honored to receive continued funding from Georgia Council (GCA) for the arts through its grant program for organizations. Since 2012, GCA has been one of the most steadfast supporters of Flux Projects’s work. GCA cultivates the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts by providing grant funding, programs and services statewide. GCA belief that the arts can transform communities underlies its funding for arts organizations whose work demonstrates a significant benefit to the community. In addition, GCA provides research and economic impact data about the arts industry to inform messaging and promotes professional development and capacity building opportunities for the field. GCA endeavors to not only support the arts industry in Georgia, but also to help local [...]
September 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Fulton County Arts awards grant to Flux Projects
Flux Projects is honored to receive continued funding from Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture through it Contracts for Services (CFS) for our 2021 year of programs. The Fulton County Arts Council was established in 1979 by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to ensure all citizens’ access to the arts. They accomplish this through support and development of artists, arts organizations, arts institutions, and cultural programming for residents. Since 2012, FCAC has been one of the most steadfast supporters of Flux Projects’s work.
August 20th, 2022|Comments Off on Flux Projects Introduces Next Flux Exchange Artist with Livestreamed Event
Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea September 14 @ 7:27 am – 8:06 pm Public viewing in Atlanta: Plaza at Underground Atlanta Flux Projects introduces our next Flux Exchange artist Sarah Cameron Sunde by livestreaming the culminating performance of her inspirational series 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea (2013 – present). 36.5 is a series of nine site-specific performances and video art works that take place in bodies of water around the world. Sunde stands in a tidal area for a full cycle (usually 12-13 hours) as water engulfs her body and then reveals it again. Designed to engage people in conversations around sea-level rise, the project began in Maine 2013 as a response to [...]
August 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Flux Projects Announces Emergence by Rachel Parish
Fri, Sept. 30 - Sun, Oct. 2 Installations + Performances 10am - 6pm Video dusk - 10pm Emergence: a process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed Hidden beneath Atlanta lies a system of waterways upon which the constantly developing city of Atlanta relies. With the project Emergence, Rachel Parish will present a series of temporary monuments to the four spring heads that lie directly beneath Downtown Atlanta and feed the region’s vital, life-sustaining rivers and creeks. The above ground sites of these spring heads are host to some of Atlanta's key civic and public institutions, including a former church, a hospital, a government building, and a transit station. The Tabernacle – Lucky Street and Ted Turner Drive (site [...]
May 4th, 2022|Comments Off on Flux Projects, Atlanta Design Festival, and MARTA Artbound Expand Highly Acclaimed Railtalk to Seven Stations over Five Months
Interactive Social Design Installation Engages Riders to Leave Positive Messages of Inspiration June 8 Through October 9 Flux Projects, Atlanta Design Festival, and MARTA Artbound join forces to bring back critically acclaimed Dutch design collaborators Bouke Bruins and Wouter Corvers for Railtalk-Re-Connect, their site-specific, interactive social design installation that engages riders to leave positive messages of inspiration. First launched at two stations in 2019 for nine days, this year Railtalk-Re-Connect will expand to seven stations and continue for five months, starting Wednesday, June 8 and culminating during the Atlanta Design Festival, October 1 – 9. The intersection of public art, design and public transit presents the opportunity to create unexpected interactions between travelers and provide entertainment as people wait for trains and [...]
October 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Flux Projects awarded grant from Fulton County Arts
Flux Projects is honored to receive continued funding from Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture through it Contracts for Services (CFS) for our 2021 year of programs. The Fulton County Arts Council was established in 1979 by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to ensure all citizens’ access to the arts. They accomplish this through support and development of artists, arts organizations, arts institutions, and cultural programming for residents. Since 2012, FCAC has been one of the most steadfast supporters of Flux Projects’s work. During COVID, their increased support to arts organizations enabled us to create the app Here Song with artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Ginger Dunnill.
August 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Flux Projects presents BANDALOOP’S FIELD, a vertical dance performance that spotlights the ecological impact of the fashion industry.
Flux Projects presents the world premiere of FIELD, a new work by critically acclaimed vertical dance group BANDALOOP, Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3, 5:30pm. This large-scale, free, outdoor public performance will take place on the façade of the 725 Ponce building overlooking the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. Directed by Melecio Estrella, FIELD brings together a collective of performing artists, regenerative textile artists, a sustainability strategist and creative riggers to transform an urban wall into a performance space, interlacing ancestral weaving mythologies and traditional techniques of fabric creation with expressions of the ecological and social impacts of a globalized textile industry. “The brilliant artistry and spectacle of BANDALOOP is supported by a decades-long commitment to social engagement and climate initiatives. These [...]
May 27th, 2021|Comments Off on We Art Djeli adds music to Charmaine Minniefield’s “Remembrance as Resistance”
Flux Projects announces We Are Djeli’s musical contribution to Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives, Charmaine Minniefield’s highly anticipated project in Historic Oakland Cemetery. Recording at First Congregational Church, critically acclaimed duo Malesha Jessie Taylor and Salah Ananse, collectively known as We Are Djeli, have created a soundtrack that expands on the Black Church traditional song forms of Metered/Lined Hymns and the Ring Shout. The word djeli, (French) is also translated as Griot, and Ananse and Taylor intentionally create work that centers the sacred rites of Black and African musical traditions, signifying the cultural role of African Djeli’s who are cultural guardians and devotional musicians in the West African tradition. The two artists have worked with Minniefield before in earlier iterations of [...]
May 21st, 2021|Comments Off on Chattahoochee River to Become Atlanta’s New Time Standard
Jonathon Keats – world-renowned conceptual artist, experimental philosopher and writer - today announced his plans to introduce a new form of time-keeping to the Atlanta metropolitan area that is based on the flow of the City’s hidden waterways. He plans to create a new municipal clock for Atlanta that will speed up and slow down with the changing pace and meander of local rivers – particularly, the Chattahoochee River, Peachtree Creek and other nearby streams. The US Geological Survey-calibrated clock – as well as site-specific calendars situated in the waterways – will provide an alternative time-reckoning mechanism for daily business and personal life in one of America’s most time-driven places. Atlanta may be uniquely ripe for a shift in thinking about rivers [...]
April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Charmaine Minniefield’s “Remembrance as Resistance” Installed After Pandemic Postponement
On Saturday, June 19, in commemoration of Juneteenth, Flux Projects will present Charmaine Minniefield’s Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives in its entirety. Honoring recently discovered unmarked graves in the African American Burial Grounds of Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, Remembrance as Resistance was intended to be an in-person event last year. Postponed for the pandemic, it was released as a series of virtual programs and events. Flux Projects remains committed to launching the site specific, physical installation on Juneteenth this year, and continuing through July 11. Through this project, Minniefield celebrates the Ring Shout, a traditional African American worship and gathering practice, whose origins in West African ritual and ceremony predate slavery. Minniefield explores evidence of its survival in contemporary dance, music [...]