Target Wing Rotunda. Photo courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
The Sky Opens Twice
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is excited to present Abinadi Meza’s newly commissioned sound installation for Northern Spark 2014. The Sky Opens Twice is a site-specific aural ‘film’ composed around an original script and spatial design. The sounds and silences, including a machine-voice that narrates the meta-fiction, float up as well as cascade down all three stories of the Target Wing rotunda. The poetic, nonlinear scenarios and narratives, which can be entered or exited at any time, relate to the themes of meteors and deep space signal transmission in Jennifer Steinkamp’s video installation “6EQUJ5”. The Sky Opens Twice is curated by Christopher Atkins.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country—Rembrandt to van Gogh, Monet to Matisse, Asian to African—the MIA links the past to the present, enables global conversations, and offers an exceptional setting for inspiration.