This week, the Art Hounds recommend a light-and-sound installation on the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, a performance piece inspired by the prophet Elijah, and a literary event in Rochester.
KFAI Radio Host Roy Taylor recommends heading to the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam this weekend to check out Andrea Carlson's installation, "The Uncompromising Hand." Part of the "Illuminate the Lock" series, Carlson's work remembers Spirit Island, a Dakota sacred site that was dismantled by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The installation features light projections, music and text in Dakota, English and Anishinaabemowin. At 8 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30.
Artist Courtney Bergey is looking forward to "Writing Diaspora," a literary event that features several Minnesota writers from Africa. Bergey says Rochester is a rapidly growing and diversifying city, but you don't often see that diversity reflected in its cultural offerings. The readings and panel discussion offer an opportunity for Rochester residents to hear stories about their immigrant neighbors and co-workers. It's at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Art Center.
Choreographer Susana Di Palma is intrigued by Craig Harris' latest performance. Harris is an actor, composer and visual artist who combines all three disciplines to weave together stories. His latest work, "SenseAbility," weaves together the tale of Elijah with Harris' own trip to Palestine. Performances are Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Open Eye Figure Theatre in Minneapolis.