Night Light

 

What is Night Light Projection-Mapping Creative Cohort?

Public Art Saint Paul and partners are excited to bring a fascinating, public-facing digital media experience to Saint Paul in our pilot program–Night Light–which will focus on a special video technique called “projection mapping.” Projection mapping is a mesmerizing nexus of public art and technology with videos projected onto unconventional surfaces such as buildings, interior spaces, natural landscapes, and sculptures. It is a compelling way of telling stories and bringing vibrant visual effects into dark environments and nighttime settings. This projection technique offers productive new approaches to storytelling, community building, and even urban planning with the cultural exchange at its roots. In 2021, a cohort of five creatives will collectively learn, experiment, create, and share this fascinating art form with the public in St. Paul. 

 

Artists

Mayumi Park

Public Art Saint Paul Curator of Community Engagement designed the project and will be leading the cohort through their exploration of light projection and through the final culminating event. Mayumi has coordinated multiple arts festivals in the past, but is excited to explore this new medium!

Za’Nia Coleman

Za’Nia Coleman is an interdisciplinary artist and Co-Organizer of the Tangible Collective. The root of her work is sustaining traditional and historical practices around joy, cultural expression, and community building. 

 

Ayana B. Lance

Ayana is a visual storyteller and research-based conceptual artist. In her work, she primarily explores the themes of self, myth, and memory. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Ayana works full-time as an Integrated Producer. Instagram: @themythofme

 

Boo McCaleb

Boo is a video artist whose content creations are rooted in the community and seeks to convey intimacy through art. They believe in the empowerment and immortality of the marginalized through images and digital mediums. 

 

Adan Gabriel Rangel (SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE)

SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE is a Xicanx hip-hop artist, producer, spoken word poet, & social justice educator. They create work with an unrelenting commitment to craft, innovation, and community and make a life of creating art through the lenses of identity, history, and culture.

 

Witt Siasoco

Witt Siasoco is a community-based artist working at the intersection of art and civic life. For more than 20 years, Witt has been creating visual art that reflects on community engagement, utilizing it as a tool for social justice. Instagram: @manila_rice

The artists will learn together as a cohort led by PASP Curator of Community Engagement Mayumi Park, who became familiar with projection mapping when working on the LUMA Projection Festival in Binghamton, NY.

Application - now closed

NIGHT LIGHT – APPLY BY JULY 6TH, 2020

NIGHT LIGHT COMMISSION

Mayumi Park, our Curator of Community Engagement, is also excited to launch our first-ever video projection mapping project called “Night Light.” Projection mapping is a mesmerizing nexus of public art and digital technology that offers productive new approaches to expressing vivid imaginations in compelling storytelling and community building in public spaces.

This opportunity aims to create a cohort of artists from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities to build skills in this unique, fascinating art form. Five artists will receive commissions and training. Projections will be presented in public events at Western Sculpture Park (Dates to be determined). Commissions are for $2,000.

COMPLETE THIS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CHANCE TO BECOME A PART OF THIS FIRST PROJECTION MAPPING COHORT OF FIVE ARTISTS:  HTTPS://FORMS.GLE/ASBMB8R3R4MBKVZ69

The deadline for RFQ is Monday, July 6th at 5 PM, 2020

No prior knowledge in projection mapping required to be considered.

Mayumi Park is available for questions at mayumi@publicartstpaul.org

WHO SHOULD APPLY

  • Artists who make film/video, animation, motion graphics, visual special effects, projection arts, interactive design, visual programming, or other forms of digital motion art.
  • Lives, works or has a deep connection to St. Paul.
  • Drive for compelling storytelling and experimenting with new techniques
  • Prior experience collaborating with other artists or working in a team setting.
  • You do not need prior projection mapping knowledge and experience to apply!”

Partners and Sponsors

Partners on Night Light include Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), Film North, In-Progress, and northernlights.mn.

 

 

 

Night Light is supported in part by St. Paul’s Cultural STAR Program and many individual PASP donors.