Film @ Franconia
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Featuring Kusama - Infinity and POST-INFINITY
This new monthly summer film series features free outdoor films at Franconia, highlighting the best in art films, past and present. Parking is $5/car. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. All films start promptly at 9pm.
*During the COVID-19 pandemic Franconia will ensure safe social distancing at all events and requests that patrons wear masks.
Kusama - Infinity:
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama
overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.
POST-INFINITY: a short film by Emotional.Store
Emotional.Store creates large scale, multimedia projects that explore the newly forming collective consciousness brought about by the union of the physical with the virtual. Through comedic storytelling, magical language and technological seduction, Emotional.Store projects weave audience members through a viscerally weird conversation
around the interplay between systems that drive technological progress and the phenomenology of engagement in a digitally and physically hybridized world. Emotional.Store is the collaborative duo Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner.
This activity is funded through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.