March 2014 Art Matters Archives

Actors Rhianna Yazzie and Shana Berg talk about their roles in the History Theater’s production of “Lonely Soldiers: Woman at War in Iraq” by Helen Benedict, directed by Austene Van. Benedict scripted her monologues based on interviews and letters from women serving in Iraq, about their abuse at the hands of their male comrades. Benedict’s writings on women at war inspired the award winning 2012 documentary, “The Invisible War.” Also on the program, Dixie Treichel and Rmay Rivard give us highlights of KFAI’s 24 hours of programming on Saturday, March 8th for International Women’s Day programming.

An interview with Joan Vorderbruggen about the new arts initiatives in the downtown Minneapolis Cultural District; also painter Jennifer Nevitt and curator Sean Smuda discuss her upcoming show at the Shoebox Gallery. Spring is almost here and there is art in storefronts everywhere!

Interview with Choreographer Carl Flink, Artistic Director of Black Label Movement dance company, about upcoming Cowles Center performances; also, Producer Lu Lippold and One Day on Earth Founder, Kyle Ruddick discuss how local filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens can document stories and investigate 10 questions for the future of The Twin Cities on April 26th (www.onedayintwincities.org).

A feature on “Album: Cinematheque Tangier” at the Walker Art Center, curated by Sheryl Mousley and Clara Kim. Phone interviews with Yto Barrada and Sean Gullette in NYC in advance of their visit to the WAC on March 27 & 28. Filmmaker and artist Barrada is the founder of the arthouse cinema and archives, Cinema Rif, in the heart of Tangier. Gullette is the director of “Traitor,” set in Tangier (for synopsis and more info: www.facebook.com/traitorsfilm?ref=profile)