The Art Shanty Project was a five-week exhibition that took place along medicine lake in Plymouth, Minnesota. The event featured numerous variations on the traditional ‘minnesotan ice-fishing shed’ – together they presented a diverse range of ‘architecture, performances, science, art, zombies, spear-fishing, videos, robots, pinhole cameras, sculpture, knitting, readings and karaoke’. This ‘instant city on ice – part community festival’ was organized and by peter Haakon Thompson and David Pitman and was in 2007 in its 4th year. The project is still going on. For more info about 2007, please read the review by Suzanne Szucs and see these images on flicker.
Members Only - Lake Medicine Club House (vinyl, wood, ginger bread, Swedish fish gummy bears, speakers, insulation foam board)
The community was invited to become a member of this private club. The club house could only hold one person comfortably and members were observed while using the club since the walls were translucent. New members received a personalized and individually composed piece of music and a chocolate membership card.
Collaborators: Gordon Marsh (composer) and Melanie Almeder (poet) Events: daily membership drives, poetry competitions, poetry slams