Flux Night 2013 – Free Association
For the fourth year, Flux Night returns to the Castleberry Hill neighborhood with a one-night public art celebration presented by Flux Projects. Filling the streets and empty spaces of the urban Atlanta arts district, Flux Night is a free, family-friendly event combining projections, dance, performance, music, sound and light installations. This year, Flux Projects has been thrilled to welcome Helena Reckitt as the first-ever Flux Night curator. Reckitt has curated six installations within her chosen theme, Free Association, which is intended to evoke the pleasure of mixing and mingling at street level that has been central to Flux Night. An additional 14 projects were chosen from an open call for proposals, also based on the Free Association theme.
Random encounters, chance discoveries, and sensory overload are the hallmarks of Flux Night. The 2013 theme, Free Association, builds on this spirit of unexpected juxtapositions and patterns of call-and-response. Free Association explores the ways in which images, information, and identities proliferate and mutate, online and off. It also looks beyond the visual, to senses and experiences that catch us unaware.
Reckitt’s curation includes artists Deanna Bowen, Pablo Bronstein, Oswaldo Macia, Heather Phillipson, Eileen Simpson & Ben White (Open Music Archive) and Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky. Open Music Archive will work with four Atlanta emcees, and the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble will perform Pablo Bronstein’s work. The additional 14 artists who were chosen through an open call include dance performance company CORE, Michi Meko, who is creating a site-specific sound installation, and Fahamu Pecou and Micah and Whitney Stansell who will present large-scale projections.
Flux Projects produces exceptional and surprising temporary public art to galvanize Atlanta’s cultural curiosity.