Disruptions, Interruptions, Misruptions, Soundruptions – a year-long program of artistic actions, interventions, and manifestations in public, semi-public, and private space in Minneapolis
In the frame of the “Year of German-American Friendship” initiative in 2018/19 in the U.S. the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis will occupy a space in the city's futuristic Skyway system that was constructed in the 1960s. This 18-kilometer-long private (but perceived as public space) artificial gangway and pedestrian bridge network is still the longest of its kind in the world today.
In the midst of this hybrid Skyway situation, Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis will serve as a platform for a critical consideration of the current culturally and politically contentious situation in the United States – with thematic references to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a renewed rise of the New Right within Europe and the United States, as well as recent global migration movements.
Who we areDirector: Sandra Teitge
Sandra Teitge (born in East Berlin) organizes artistic actions and interventions in- and outside of the gallery space, is a sporadic performer herself and ran the residency program FD13 in Minneapolis/Saint Paul from 2013 to 2016. She is interested in time-based situations, often in overlooked locations in urban space as well as in the interplay of formal and informal structures.
Artistic Producer: Sarah Petersen
Sarah Petersen is an artist, educator, and producer living in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. She regularly exhibits in these locales and others, organizing, producing, and publishing work created both individually and collaboratively. In addition to her work as Artistic Producer for the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways, Petersen is on faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.