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 [...]
September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on FCAC’s Virtual Arts Initiative to Fund New Flux Project
Flux Projects announces Here Song, an interactive music project by Cannupa Hanska Luger and Ginger Dunnill that will allow users to scan the natural landscapes around them to generate a unique sound composition based on movements in the land. The project is made possible by Fulton County Arts & Culture's new Virtual Arts Initiative. The practice of studying horizon lines to create sonic experience and melody is a technology developed by Luger’s ancestors, the people of the Northern Plains tribes of North America. In developing this project, Luger and Dunnill will invite a selection of leading Indigenous composers and musicians to create sounds, which will be used in the application. “The custom of following the horizon as inspiration from the land is [...]
August 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Core Dance in Partnership with Flux Projects Screens Virtual Art Series on the Decatur Square
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 [...]
July 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Flux Projects Partners with William Downs for Virtual Arts Series Curated by Floyd Hall
Over the next six weeks, public art organization Flux Projects will present three virtual projects by contemporary artist William Downs, curated by Floyd Hall. As part of its ongoing Virtual Art Series, Flux Projects will share three digital ink wash drawing animations by Downs, released two weeks apart, on Wednesday, July 15; Wednesday, July 29; and Wednesday, August 12. The projects are free and will premiere on Flux Projects social media (Instagram + Facebook) in addition to FluxProjects.org. Downs is known for his focus on the intersections between drawing, painting, installation, and printmaking, but the digital nature of the Virtual Art Series offers an opportunity to explore a new medium. “The figures in this new work, short animation, defy straightforward interpretation,” said [...]
June 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Flux Projects Celebrates Juneteenth with Charmaine Minniefield’s “ Remembrance as Resistance”
In commemoration of Juneteenth, Flux Projects will present Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives, a project by artist Charmaine Minniefield created to honor the more than 800 unmarked graves discovered in the African American Grounds of Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. While the physical installation at Oakland Cemetery has been postponed until 2021, Flux Projects is proud to release a series of virtual programs and events this Friday, June 19. 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 and spoken word as testament to the resilience of a people. Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives [...]
May 4th, 2020|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 2020 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.