Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ten things to know about Flux 2010

Posted By on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM

A mock-up of Micah and Whitney Stansell’s Between You and Me
  • A mock-up of Micah and Whitney Stansell’s Between You and Me

1. Castleberry Hill has been playing host to one-night public art event for a couple years now but this year’s event on Friday Oct. 1, called Flux, looks to be the most ambitious version yet. Walker St. between Haynes and Peters St. will be closed to traffic while the dancing, cloud cutting, film projecting, art watching, and everything else will go on until 2 am.

2. If you want to see Tristan Al-Haddad’s work, hope for a cloudy night. His laser-based work, Cloud Cutting, will “cast planes of amplified green light into the cloud cover.” Even if the weather doesn’t comply on Friday, Al-Haddad’s work will continue through the end of the year.

3. Check out the performance schedule and compare it with the map. Trying to actually see each performance might be a little ambitious, but most of the performance projects like Amber Boardman’s Visual Concert and Zoetic Contemporary Dance Ensemble will have performances on the hour throughout the night.

4. Lima Lives! The late zebra that stopped traffic in Atlanta earlier this year will be honored by a roaming projection. Look for it.

5. Did you have some trouble finding projects or figuring out exactly what was going on at last year’s Le Flash? The organizers behind Flux say they’ll have signs and docents at each project, which should make wandering around a little more comprehensible.

6. Micah and Whitney Stansell’s Between You and Me will be projected onto the Norfolk Southern Building in five massive video channels. It’ll be so large, in fact, that on the night of the event you’ll be able to see it from blocks away, dial 401-694-1501 and the access code 358900 or 358910, and listen to the audio from wherever you’re standing.

Flux Film 002 | Stansell from Proper Medium on Vimeo.

7. Brandon Davey’s sculpture Arm Wrestling Table is actually what it sounds like. It’ll be installed at Elliot Street Pub, where an arm wrestling tournament will begin at 11 pm.

8. If you’re approached in the street by a woman dressed as a waitress trying to take your order, don’t expect for the food to show up. Diane Dwyer’s performance Can I Get You Anything Else? entails dressing in a traditional diner uniform and interacting with the public only through the language food service, like “How is everything?” and “I'm sorry; we are out of the haddock.”

9. Did you miss Convergent Frequencies? You’ll have another chance to see it, as the whole installation has been moved to Castleberry.

10. Worried about parking? You can still reserve a space for five bucks at the Georgia World Congress Center's Orange Lot. Flux also has a list of lots that’ll be operating that night. Not sure if you’ll be able to find a safe space to lock up your bike? Atlanta Bike Coalition is offering bike valet for free.

Flux, presented by Flux Projects, runs in Castleberry Hill for one-night only on Fri., Oct. 1 from 8 pm to 2 am.

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