REMIX PROJECT > Contribute to Image Bank

Art 2016 Assignment:

Please BRING to CLASS NEXT TUESDAY, ONE IMAGE FOR EACH FOLDER in the class imagebank on google drive.
REMIX CATEGORIES Each Folder in the Image Bank has 3 keywords

Each student must place one image into each folder that somehow connects to the keyword topics. The Images MUST BE ORIGINAL, and in no way can they borrow or steal from the internet. The images can be photos, drawings, or mixed media of any kind. The images must be flat (PNGs and JPGs are good at high 300ppi resolution).

Name each image with Keyword_YourName.


Patterns / Texture / Rhythm

Technology / Blueprints / Maps

Animals / Creatures / Monsters

Nature / Landscape / Organic

Urban / Structures / Architecture

Culture / Heritage / History

Travel / Transportation / Motion

Books / Stories / Fiction

People / Anatomy / Sports

Space / Outerspace / Weather

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Digital Art Mixed-Media Classes / Online Viewing Assignment

Please Watch by Tuesday Feb 9

RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it’s about 86 minutes)

Please view full video online. Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. Does the video raise issues about your own use of digital media… in your artwork or your life? How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation? Do you side with the CopyLEFT or the CopyRIGHT?

RiP: A Remix Manifesto from Laurent LaSalle on Vimeo. your comments (about 150 words). We will discuss in class the following week.

MOSAIC PROJECT > Digital Art Mixed-Media

Spring 2016 gallery

Mosaic Project
In the era of selfies, this digital art project poses a question: What is portraiture in the digital age? Consider the history of portraiture, especially self-portraits by artists, and how the era is reflected in the style of the portrait. Some examples:

Create a self-portrait that reflects your own identity as an artist in this contemporary age. Your portrait must also engage the concept of mosaic in digital media and should be assembled from multiple pieces that together form the whole. Allow the divisions between these pieces to play an active role in the image dynamics of the portrait. As tiled images these should reflect the multiplicity and fragmentation of personal identity in the digital age. Consider mixing traditional techniques (drawing, painting, etc) with digital techniques. Employ art principles to strengthen image unity (color, line, texture, etc). Assemble a dynamic image that contains both unity and surprise. Work at appropriate image resolution for quality output. Plan ahead for a final work at large scale (at least 20 inches in one direction.) Assemble mixed-media to highest quality final craft.

Mosaic Project Intro Slideshow / Low-rez

The body and identity have become prominent themes in the digital realm, centering on questions of how we define ourselves in virtual as well as networked physical space. While our physical bodies are still individual, physical objects, they have also become increasingly transparent; exact surveillance and identification seem to threaten the idea of individual autonomy… Our virtual existence suggests the opposite of a unified, individual body – multiple selves inhabiting mediated realities.
– Christiane Paul
author of Digital Art

2426b5eb406e42c8af0a40d45a6d2fd9Kate Durbin’s ‘Hello!Selfie​’ performance at PULSE Miami Beach, Photo: Rollin Leonard, 2015


All About Eve / Guerrilla Girls events

All About Eve: A progressive gallery hop for social action in Duluth

Events are January 14-16, 2016 (scroll down for schedule)


Thirty years ago, feminist performance group the Guerrilla Girls banded together to call attention to the biases inherent in the history of art and evident in the collections of many of the most famous art museums. Since that time, they have used public presentations, protest demonstrations, activist workshops, and visual agitprop materials to expand their critique to include the representation of women and people of color in not only the art world, but also in Hollywood, the music industry, and even U.S. politics. Armed with statistical facts, they continue to fight the injustices of institutional sexism and racism in culture at large.

Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality in the fine arts into focus within the greater community. Members are known for the gorilla masks they wear to remain anonymous… Guerrilla Girls use pseudonyms based on dead female artists. …such as Kathe Kollwitz, Alma Thomas, Rosalba Carriera, Frida Kahlo, Julia de Burgos, and Hannah Höch.

An introduction to the Guerrilla Girls body of work:

Guerrilla Girls Interview:

New York Times

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, two founding members of the Guerrilla Girls will be in Duluth, where they will perform a public gig at the University of Minnesota Duluth. On the eve of this performance, several local art and cultural institutions will stage a series of downtown events in the spirit of the Guerrilla Girls. The Duluth Art Institute invites all local artists who are similarly inspired by and engaged in cultural activism, social justice, and empowerment to submit works for a pop-up exhibition to be held in the Great Hall of the Depot, Friday, January 15, 2016. Propaganda, posters, flyers, and original artwork are all welcome. More details below or contact with questions

ALL ABOUT EVE Pop-up Shows / Open call for art:

  1. This is an open call for submissions – artists will not be turned away because of age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, nationality, marital status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or any other identity label.
  2. Work is due on Friday, January 15 from 1 to 4pm. Artists are welcome and encouraged to install or hang their own work during this time. Work can also be dropped off for DAI to install between 9am and 5pm Monday the 11ththrough Thursday the 14th.
  3. Artwork must be labeled on the back with artist name and contact information
  4. Work does not need to be framed and works on paper or digital files are encouraged.
  5. This is a one night pop-up exhibit – multiples or work that is non-precious and ephemeral in nature is encouraged since hanging infrastructure will include bulldog clips, stickytack, or painters tape. Framed work is discouraged, but, if submitted, must be able to hang from a screw.
  6. Work for projection must be submitted in jpeg format to by January 14th.
  7. Artwork should be taken by artist at 7pm on January 15th. Artwork not picked up after event will be held for 1 month. Artwork not picked up after 1 month becomes the property of the Duluth Art Institute

 For any questions, email

 Duluth Art Institute     506 West Michigan    Duluth, MN 55802



Thursday, January 14:
Duluth Art Institute – Lincoln Building – 2229 West 2nd Street
Free open studio for art/propaganda making

Friday, January 15:
5 – 6:30pm
Duluth Art Institute – Depot Great Hall – 506 West Michigan
A one-night pop-up exhibition of work dedicated to taking down ‘the man’

6 – 7:30pm
Gimaajii galleries – 202 W 2nd St
Exhibitions featuring work of indigenous artists

7 – 9pm
Prøve and Building for Women Plaza
A chance to gather and claim space as well as celebrate the good work being done in the neighborhood
with spoken word organized by Laura Gapske of Minerva Zine

**free dance party** Red Herring “Red Room”
Party Revolution
Musical guest organized by Rachel Johnson
particpants of the gallery hop will be given a bracelet

Saturday, January 16:
Guerrilla Girls Gig
University of Minnesota
School of Fine Arts
Weber Music Hall

Event information:

Enter your work : self-portraits from Minnesota-based artists

I AM: 



February 29 – March 26, 2016

Altered Esthetics seeks submissions of self-portraits from Minnesota-based artists and community members, all to create a unified and broad representation of the diverse cultures who call Minnesota home. Ae will be paying particular attention to exhibiting works that uncover gender and race inequalities, stereotypes and hypocrisies.

The self-portrait is possibly the most personal form of art expression, as it explores and expands upon the statement, “I am”. Just as portraits give us a window into how artists see their subjects and what messages they might be trying to send about a person or group of people, a self-portrait can reveal a person’s self-concept, including how they see themselves in relation to society. What can a large group of self-portraits say about who we are and where we live?

Submit up to five images with our online form:

Deadline: December 15, 2015

It is free to submit and there will be no exhibition fee if your work is selected.

Magic Flute Opera + Projections

Great example of Magic Flute using Digital Projections

A special matinee performance at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Symphony Hall, Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2pm.

Mozart’s timeless comedy sprouts wings and flies in this boundary-busting production byKomische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. Fantastical, highly stylized and synchronized animation sets a surreal stage upon which a quirky cast of characters explore love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment. Minnesota Opera remounts the show that thrilled audiences of all ages and still has the critics talking.

For a show synopsis, production photos, videos and more, visit

Presented in co-production with LA Opera.

Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 41 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Magic Flute is coming to Duluth

Magic Flute Minnesota Opera

Opera Projections > Behind the Scenes

Visiting Artists : Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

2 Chances on Tuesday October 6 to hear visiting artists Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison talk about their artwork on our campus, at 2pm in the Tweed and at 6pm in Montague Hall. Both events are open to all students and the public.
Tweed Museum of Art > Talk on Collaboration
October 6, 2015  | 2 pm | Tweed Library
The couple will join us in the Tezla Library at Tweed to deliver a talk on collaboration and engage in an informal Q&A session on the topic.


Art&Design Visual Culture Lecture Series

October 6, 2015 | 6 pm | Montague 70

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison / Photography and Performance

The ParkeHarrisons construct fantasies in the guise of environmental performances for the protagonists of their images.  The artists combine elaborate sets within vast landscapes to address issues surrounding man’s relationship to the earth and technology while additionally delving into the human condition. Shana, who studied painting, dance history and metalsmithing, and Robert, a photographer, have collaborated for over 18 years.

View their bodies of work here:  

Working collaboratively, In 2000 Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison began to publicly claim co-authorship of their images. In 2007 the ParkeHarrisons were awarded the Nancy Graves Foundation Fellowship. “The Architect’s Brother,” a museum exhibition of 45 of their images traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Currently their images are included in various group exhibitions including, “The Missing Peace; Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”, “Imaging a Shattered Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate” and envisioning Change”, an exhibition in conjunction with the United Nations environment Programme’s, World Environment Day. Their works are included in numerous collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House.  Robert ParkeHarrison studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of New Mexico. In 1999 he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Shana ParkeHarrison received a degree in painting from William Woods College. She went on to study Dance history and metalsmithing at University of New Mexico.