River Valley Project Final

The Great River Valley Project is a proposal for a large scale urban projection work, composed of film and video created through community walks around the Mississippi River, activating parking lots within range of landing airplanes at MSP. Working with interested citizens and community members, groups of artists will led teams in the exploration of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, talking about history, water quality, and environmental impact. These walking tours will act as inspiration, collaborative art making sessions, and educational tools. Using shared cameras, the participants will create films and images for projection. These works of art will be curated into a film and projected onto the surface of large empty parking lots from overhead scaffolding. Visible from the air, this project looks to airline passengers as audience, and seeks to highlight the natural beauty of our city by superimposing images of the Great River Valley onto the nighttime urban fabric of The South Loop.