The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD MIXTAPE TOUR
The Neighborhood Mixed Tape Tour takes the concept of the classic mix tape, which channels feelings and ideas through curated musical playlists, and applies this mode of communication to paint an audio-portrait of Minneapolis neighborhoods' character and characteristics. This bus tour invites you to experience a series neighborhoods interpreted by residents through playlists and commentaries showcasing their neighborhood's unique flavor and essence.
Wednesday, August 30th, 6:00pm
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis, Mn 55414
Meet at 6:00 on August 30th at The Soap Factory to join the Nieghborhood Mixtape Tour, we will be taking a bus to the other tour locations.
View Facebook event here.
About Common Room
Common Room is a series of artist-led tours of Twin Cities sites, with each tour themed around a specific concept that the group uses as a lens to explore facets of the urban geography - in the past, these themes have included cats, alleys, skyways, fishing, freeway construction, weather, community kitchens, personal memory, and many more. Common Room is the work by Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant, along with a rotating lineup of contributors. Now in its eighth year, is using the occasion of the Rethinking Public Spaces project to expand the scope of its' programming for this summer to travel beyond The Soap Factory, and various neighborhoods of the Twin Cities by foot, bicycle and bus. Common Room's themes in 2017 include silence, sacredness, islands, neighborhood music, and more.
About the Artists Sergio Vucci is a Minneapolis-based artist. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his work focuses primarily on engaging his surroundings outside of gallery spaces and on relational interactions, co-authoring ephemeral creative experiences with participants in response to place.
Andy Sturdevant is an artist and writer living in Minneapolis. He is the author of two books of nonfiction, and his artistic projects have been exhibited at venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and elsewhere.
About Here & There
Common Room is one of several public projects being presented by The Soap Factory as a part of Here & There. Here & There is The Soap Factory's out-of-building programming during 2017 while the building undergoes renovation. Here & There includes a residency exchange program with Kultivera in Trånas, Sweden and Rethinking Public Spaces, public projects that will take place directly outside of The Soap Factory and around the state of Minnesota including locations such as; Rochester, Willmar, and Brainerd.
About The Soap Factory
The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation, dedicated to supporting artists and engaging audiences through the production and presentation of contemporary art in a unique and historic environment. Based in the historic National Purity Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis, The Soap Factory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.