- 27 March:
The City is Creative by Michelle Teran at flux-s
|10/09/2009 to 13/09/2009|
During flux-s, a new international arts festival taking place from September 10-13 at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, NL, visitors are invited to experience The City is Creative, a new work by artist Michelle Teran developed in residency at BALTAN Laboratories. The City is Creative explores the daily creative acts taking place throughout Eindhoven that are often overlooked. Michelle Teran approached different people in the city who published videos on YouTube and invited them to remake one of their videos within the abandoned factory buildings at Strijp-S, using the empty offices, hallways, and factory spaces as their playground and inspiration.
Tango salon in the SBP Building at Strijp-S. Photo: Sarie Hermens
Visitors can experience these reinterpretations through an exploratory interactive installation on the first floor of the SDM building (Veemgebouw) during flux-s. Armed with a custom-designed infrared flashlight, they can explore the spaces and discover the untapped creativity of the city. In addition, a series of documents from conversations and interviews between the artist and the creators brings together biographical information, observations and comments about the past, present and future state of ‘The Creative City’ of Strijp-S as well as personal experiences about exploration, movement, play and discovery.
flux-s is a new international arts festival from September 10 to 13 at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. With visual arts, performance, new media, music, architecture, experimental theatre, poetry and literature, flux-s reflects on the future development of Strijp-S and invites the public to experience Strijp-S in intense and imaginative ways. Admission is (mostly) free. More information at www.flux-s.nl
Michelle Teran will also present her work during a lecture in the former Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium (NatLab) on Saturday, September 12 at 14:00.
Date: 10 to 13 September 2009
For opening times and practical information about flux-s, please see www.flux-s.nl
Location of The City is Creative: Veemgebouw, Strijp-S, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Lecture: Saturday, September 12 at 14.00 at the NatLab
ABOUT MICHELLE TERAN
Michelle Teran (Canada) explores the interplay between social and media networks within urban environments. She uses performative action, many times involving public participation, to articulate the relation of media to the body and architecture by staging urban interventions such as tours, walks, outdoor projections, participatory installations and happenings. She has completed residencies and commissions with several cultural institutions in Europe and Canada and presented at events and venues throughout the world. Michelle received numerous grants and awards for her work including the Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention within the interactive art category and 2nd prize in the Vida 8.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, sponsored by Fundacion Telefonica (Madrid). www.ubermatic.org