Influx 2018: This fall 15 artists will present a multi-sensory art installation event at the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford, Maine. Installations and performances will be placed throughout the campus inviting the public to explore the Mills. Patrons will be able to download a free mobile app -Milla- that will enable them to locate art installations and performances with indoor mobile wayfinding.
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Opening night! Friday Sept. 14th 5-8pm
Biddeford/Saco ArtWalk: Friday Sept. 28th 5-8p ***Tour the Mill with the Artists 6-7:30pm
Exhibition on view September 14th through October 13th
Pepperell Mill Campus
40 Main Street Biddeford, ME
INFLUX 2018 Artist List:
Hilary Irons, Michael Evans, Adriane Herman, Marques Bostic, Ann Thompson, Julie K. Gray, Jarid del Deo, Toni Jo Coppa, Laura Dunn, Tina Johnson, Sarah Baldwin, Patricia Brace, Timothy Fife
Lucky Bistoury and Artist Team: Anita Clearfield & Geoffrey Leighton.
Support for INFLUX 2018 is provided the Kindling Fund, a grant program administered by Space Gallery as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network.
Find out more about INFLUX and see images from Influx 2017!
Autus is pleased to announce that Influx has received a grant from The Kindling Fund! A huge thank you to The Kindling Fund, SPACE Gallery and Elizabeth Spavento! Influx is a multimedia art installation in the former textile mills, the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford, ME.
Thank you to all the artists that helped make Influx happen in 2017: Julie Kuceris Gray, Jarid del Deo, Michael Evans, Sarah Baldwin, Ann Thompson, MJ Bostic, Alex Mead, Christy Matson, and Lucky Bistoury.
Congrats to all the other 2018 Kindling Fund recipients!
See you in 2018!
Julie K. Gray's contribution to Influx, 4 large scale photographic prints on fabric from the Grandma series spark personal memories in the minds of viewers.
“These images, taken in the home of my Latvian immigrant grandmother portray banal, un-peopled, domestic scenes. While specific to my grandmother, the objects within the scenes help create a sense of familiarity and comfort with the audience.” -Julie K. Gray
..And those objects succeeded, during the opening night of Influx, Julie and I were standing in the Pepperell Center of the Mill campus. Her monumental photographic prints suspended from the ceiling above us. A woman approached us insisting that she had stayed in that cottage before, referring to the interiors depicted in Julie's prints. "I remember that ironing board, that wallpaper"... and she continued to name items in the images. The objects within Julie’s prints had made a connection to her memory of a place. To this woman Julie's images were unequivocally of that cottage she visited long ago.
See more from the Grandma Series and other work at www.juliekgray.com.
Julie's prints are on view at The Pepperell Center until Sept. 30th 2017. You can find out more about influx here > Events.
by Sarah Baldwin
See & Hear: come experience this time-altering recording of an industrial mill. Millsounds is a video and audio installation by Christy Matson. One minute of audio recorded inside an industrial Jacquard textile mill is time-stretched to one hour.
2 viewings of Millsounds will be happening during the Influx opening and closing events in the Pepperell Center near Think Tank and Sweet Cream Dairy.
On view Friday September 15th 7-9 pm
on view Friday September 29th 7-9 pm
Read more about Influx.
BIDDEFORD, MAINE. Area artists to present influx: a multimedia installation at the Pepperell Mill Campus.
The collaborative of artists seek to explore the reciprocal relationships between the mill, the river, and the city that developed around it.
Influx is on view September 15 - September 30, 2017