FOR THE LOVE OF WINTER SERIES: WINTER SCULPTURES WITH ANN KLEFSTAD
March 7, 2021 at 2pm-4pm
Location: Minnesota Point
Description: This class introduces you to performative installation art: we will be exploring temporary natural sculptures. Ann Klefstad will briefly walk you through the history of outdoor installation, and its temporary outdoor works that are meant to disappear. Then you will be given free time to build using natural materials and found objects found at Park Point/Minnesota Point. You will document your works with a cell phone (or other) camera and can show them to other class members; the works will then be dismantled: we’ll talk about the meaning of temporary as opposed to longer-lasting works.
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Teacher Bio: Ann Klefstad is a longtime sculptor who practiced Fluxus-style work for a number of years, and was a list owner of the Fluxlist, a Fluxus-focused mailing list in the ‘80s and ‘90s, founded by Dick Higgins and Ken Friedman. Fluxus practices, then, are the basis for her ideas of performative installation. Klefstad’s practice over the past several decades has moved into permanent public art commissions, but she still values performative installations as a way to transform both the artists’ mind and the world.
A note about the winter class series: These classes are being held outside at locations where bathrooms may not be available. Additionally, there will not be an opportunity to go inside and warm up, please dress accordingly.