Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Lullaby Experiment


When: 10.30pm to 6am, June 4-5, 2011
Where: Walker Art Center as part of the Northern Spark Festival
How Much: FREE
Featured Singers: Leslie Ball, Diane Jarvi, Aimee Bryant, and Thomasina Petrus

A pianissimo concert. A lullaby experience.
Bring your sleeping gear, leave your daytime self,
and explore the soft mystery of slumber.

The Lullaby Experiment (for 35 sleepers, 10 attendants, 4 singers, and solo viewers) invites people to sleep at the Walker Art Center to experience giving up their daytime selves and being sung to lovingly throughout their nightlong stay. Participants bring their sleeping gear and supplies to create personal comfort within this rare opportunity to explore the museum, the public night, and the soft mystery of slumber. This work of participatory art is gentle and creative misbehavior with fellow sleepers where sleeping does not belong. Within a live pianissimo concert of love, The Lullaby Experiment is a struggle for peace and rest, a remembrance of affection, and a succumbing to one’s inner nature.

There will be limited spots for this activity, so participants are encouraged to sign up ahead of time. Walk-ins are welcome as space is available. Non-sleepers are welcome to view the work any time.

Created by Marcus Young and Grace Minnesota collaborating with Leslie Ball, CITYDESKSTUDIO, and others with support from Northern Lights.mn and presented by the Walker Art Center. Northern Spark is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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