It is an incredibly rare opportunity to create art for the sake of art, and we more than jumped at the chance to do just that for Transwestern’s remodel of the Baker Center complex in Downtown Minneapolis. We were tasked with creating a piece of motion art for the enormous 60’ video wall that we designed and installed, and it was a great challenge to push the envelope when it comes to scale as well as concept.
The concepting mostly revolved around sense of place, and the Faces concept resonated with all of us the most. In a time where lines are being drawn and differences are emphasized as cause for separation, the opportunity to voyeuristically engage with the faces of people gives us a chance to contemplate our shared humanity across race, creed, and economic status. The groupings of the five faces changes throughout the piece in order to allow for realization of the judgements we make at the moment we see a face. The slight differences in each performance represent the unique perception and lens through which we all view and interpret our world.