Manure and Poetry #3: An Evening with Labor Camp Orchestra
Dec 14 2022 | 6:30 - 8pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

People performing on stage

Additional Details

Join us for an evening of in-gallery performance, held in conjunction with the exhibition Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time! Loosely connected to a sound project by the same name, this iteration of "Manure & Poetry "combines bits and pieces of gestures taken from all Piotr Szyhalski's performance pieces over the years. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience, live, many of the works in the exhibition usually only accessible via video documentation. The artist has described the evening's performances as "vignettes that revisit and build on the expanded palette of performative works that were developed over the decades." It's an especially notable performance for the Weisman as well, as this special event echoes a similar "Evening with Labor Camp Orchestra" that took place at the Weisman in 2007. 

Several people on stage holding American flags
Video still from September 2007 performance of "An Evening with Labor Camp Orchestra" at the Weisman Art Museum. Still courtesy of the artist.


Piotr Szyhalski

About the Artist

Piotr Szyhalski’s work has been exhibited worldwide at such venues as the International Center of Photography, the New York Expo Film Festival, Siggraph, ISEA Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the San Jose Museum of Art, and Experimenta Design in Lisbon, Portugal, and featured in a variety of catalogs and publications. His pieces are in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and others.

In addition to his own performance-based projects, he was commissioned to develop large-scale, interactive, live projections for Wim Mertens quartet in Brussels (1998), the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2001), and VocalEssence (2004). He released two CDs as Labor Camp Orchestra for the multimedia installations Theater of Operations (2007, 2009).

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