Fair Visitors Explore New Temporary Art Project by M12

August 12, 2016  |   Feature,   Initiatives
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M12 Studio unveils a new public art project called SWITCH at the Iowa State Fair —on view through August 21, 2016.  Located in the Horse Barn, all ages are invited to explore a collection of equine (horse) objects, images and information, and take away printed materials about equine culture.

Located in the Horse Barn, Stall # 406, the center piece is a molded horse head used for tack display, rodeo and rope training which doubles as a camera to capture images in the barn.  Photo by M12 Studio
Located in the Horse Barn, Stall # 406, the center piece is a molded horse head used for tack display, rodeo and rope training which doubles as a camera to capture images in the barn. Photo by M12 Studio

During the Iowa State Fair, the images captured in the horse stall will be projected at a store front on the skywalk level of the Capital Square building at 400 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines.

Images are captured and projected in Capital Square in downtown Des Moines. Photo by M12 Studio
Images are captured and projected in Capital Square in downtown Des Moines. Photo by M12 Studio

 

This temporary public art project was commissioned by the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation. The commission is part of its ongoing initiative, Project Spaces, which places compelling, temporary works of art in highly visible public spaces.



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