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WISE BLOOD - Art Basel Supported Kickstarter Campaign
March 12, 2015 // Exhibition Runs: Mar 12 - Apr 11, 2015

Our WISE BLOOD Kickstarter campaign has officially launched!

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Art Basel supported Kickstarter campaign for WISE BLOOD!

WISE BLOOD, co-presented and co-commissioned by The Soap Factory and Walker Art Center was chosen by juried selection as only a dozen projects worldwide to partner with Art Basel on their crowdfunding initiative.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can get involved in this exciting project, coming to The Soap Factory in spring of 2015.

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets to WISE BLOOD, the immersive opera experience.


Composer Anthony Gatto and Visual Artist Chris Larson join forces to bring the darkly humurous world of Flannery O'Connor's WISE BLOOD to life.

Set in the post-industrial beauty of a 130-year-old-factory-turned art gallery, this immersive opera takes the audience on an intimate journey alongside the eccentric and always captivating characters of this Southern Gothic tale. The audience is brought directly into, around and through large scale installation pieces, kinetic sculptures and projections while surrounded by live music.

WISE BLOOD features an incredibly diverse cast of performers including Hüsker Dü founding member Grant Hart, opera tenor Martin Bakari, Zoo Animal's Holly Hansen, Twin Cities' theater favorite Michael Sommers, members of the Adam Meckler orchestra and more.

The project will be intstalled April of 2015 at The Soap Factory. The WISE BLOOD installation and sound design at The Soap Factory will be free and open to the public from May 9 to June 15, 2015 during regular exhibition hours. A free public opening reception will take place on May 9th, 2015 from 7-11pm. WISE BLOOD performances will take place June 4th to June 14th, 2015 at The Soap Factory. Tickets will sell out so buy yours now!

About Art Basel's Crowdfunding Initiative

Art Basel and Kickstarter are partnering to catalyze much needed support for outstanding non-commercial art projects. This new initiative will present jury-selected art projects to a global community of potential benefactors, including Art Basel's audience and Kickstarter's community, who have pledged over $1 billion to creative projects. The goal is to support non-profit visual arts organizations at a time when funding for the arts has been dwindling by sharing their stories, generating contributions and reaching out to new audiences.