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ROLU RESIDENCY AT THE WALKER ART CENTER
When Does Something Become Something Else? 
The Apparent is the Bridge to the Real.


The ROLU boys are at it again, doing it big time. For the next two weeks, starting today, Sammie, Mike and Matt (with your help) will be turning the museum on its head, bringing the art from the white cubes and out, into the Open Field. If you are in the Minneapolis area, do yourself a favor and go to this. But first, read this great article on ROLU. ; - )



MAKING AS THINKING
ROLU invites you to help re-create artworks from the Walker’s collection to be staged on Open Field. The collective believes that by remaking an artwork, you add to its life and its meaning, as well as your own. Pay homage to and learn about works by Richard Serra, Carl Andre, and many other artists in ways that traditional art-viewing doesn’t allow. Pick up a power tool and join ROLU in these daily explorations of “making as thinking.”


ATTENTION AS PLACE
Imagine that you physically exist wherever it is that you focus your attention. For instance, when you are Facebooking, aren’t you really with your friends? To demonstrate this notion, ROLU’s favorite thinkers and makers, scattered all over the world, appear at Open Field via Skype and also through works they have contributed to the residency. By listening, watching, and participating, you and the contributors—among them, Jo-ey Tang, Mary Manning, Matt Connors, Andreas Angelidakis, Uta Barth, and John Fleischer—create a third space where your collective attention resides. ROLU thinks of your “attention as place.”


PARTICIPATION AS PERFORMANCE
What is the difference between being on stage and wearing a brightly colored outfit to work? Maybe we are all performers more often than we think. Step outside of yourself and into an original garment designed for ROLU by Various Projects—the design collaboration between Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak—and experience what it feels like to be seen as an art object. The garments will let others know of your “participation as performance.”