Diane Willow : Re-Inhabiting

December 19, 2007 — April 27, 2008 (extended)

Artist's Reception Saturday, February 9, 2008, 6-8 p.m.

The Danforth Museum of Art is pleased to present Re-Inhabiting, an interactive installation by Minnesota resident and artist Diane Willow, on view in the Marks Gallery from December 19, 2007 through April 27, 2008. Artist’s Reception: Saturday, February 9, 6 - 8 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.

About the Artist
Diane Willow works as an artist, researcher, and professor at the University of Minnesota. Her classes explore many of the themes that come to life in her art. Her academic affiliation with the new media area of Time and Interactivity at the University of Minnesota follows her multi-year residency as artist and researcher at the MIT Media Lab. Willow has exhibited her work in a number of settings in both Minnesota and Massachusetts. The Minnesota Museum of American Art and The Science Museum of Minnesota have featured Willow's installations. Her work with the Boston Children's Museum in Massachusetts truly exemplifies her art as an integral part of community and the larger environment. Her sculptural installation in the city's harbor showed her ongoing commitment to incorporating art and technology in nature.

About the Exhibit
Willow’s work exemplifies a kind of symbiotic relationship between art, nature, and human movement. The viewer’s physical movement through the installation makes it come alive. The rustling of hanging leaves and lapping waves projected from a video screen provide both an auditory and visual introduction to Willow’s contemplative environment. She immediately challenges the viewer to consider how their movement through space affects the elements of the installation and vice versa. Her work also more broadly examines how humans understand their place in the world.  Willow’s artistic edge and savvy use of technology undoubtedly contribute to the success and range of her work.

Re-Inhabiting, 2007
Interactive Installation
Photo courtesy of the Danforth Museum of Art

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