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Illuminate the Lock: Aaron Dysart, Surface

September 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will become a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series.

Surface by artist Aaron Dysart kicks off the series, using years of handwritten data recorded by Army Corps of Engineers staff at the Lock as the basis for a light show. Daily pool heights and lockages will translate into shifting colors projected on atmospheric effects created in the lock chamber. The spectacle will display the 52-year operating history of this iconic Minneapolis space through near daily observations by the people who tended it.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn, Mississippi Park Connection, theMississippi National River and Recreation Area, and as part of Here & There by The Soap Factory with support from St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

September 15 & 16
8-10:30 pm
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Visitor Center

Above image: Aaron Dysart, Surface. Image courtesy of The Soap Factory.


September 15, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Visitor Center
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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