A year since Alone
Mar 27 2013
It's hard to believe it was 1 year ago that Trampled by Turtles was shooting a video for "Alone" here at The Soap Factory. They filmed the video in Caly McMorrow's Art(ists) On the Verge 3 installation last Spring (wiht her permission of course). The video turned out pretty great!
Feb 19 2013
Learn more about Dustin Yager and his project "Untitled (Universal Solvent)" on this episode of The Soapcast.
Artist Dustin Yager invites you to contribute to his upcoming installation. “Untitled (Universal Solvent)” is comprised of a large display of pitchers lent from friends and community members - it would not be possible without you! Objects contain stories and meaning - from iconic midcentury classics to handmade pieces, and from anonymous designs from discount outlets to high-end designer china, the assembly of pitchers will tell amazing stories through design, forms, personality, and history.
+ PITCHERS OUGHT TO BE CERAMIC
Other materials (glass or metal) are also OK.
+ TELL YOUR STORY
Along with your pitchers submit a few words - what do you like to
dislike about it? Where is it from? How long have you had it? How often
do you use it? Do you know who made it or designed it, or where you
+ ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 22
Please lend your pieces as soon as possible so that we can prepare the
display. Items will be available to pick up on April 22.
DROP OFF & PICK UP - The Soap Factory, 514 Second Street SE, MInneapolis
Pitchers will be on display from March 2 to April 21, 2013. Shipping is possible with special arrangements. Drop off your piece on Fridays, 12 - 6 pm, or Saturdays, 12 - 4 pm, or get in touch to arrange a time: Dustin (507-403-9052) or Lillian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would prefer to submit a photograph of your pitcher, or drop it off after February 22, email email@example.com to discuss.
All pitchers will be stored in a secure area with appropriate packaging during the installation and deinstallation of the exhibition. Pitchers may be used by visitors to the exhibitions. The gallery is supervised during open hours and all precautions will be taken, but pitchers will not be insured.
Ten Second Film Festival Update: 2013
Feb 5 2013
The Ten Second Film Festival is going to be on hiatus for 2013. That means we will not be staging the festival this summer.
If any of you have passed by The Soap Factory recently, you've undoubtably noticed the many construction projects underway on all sides of our building. There are several apartment buildings under construction right now. Until the construction surrounding The Soap Factory settles down, and our new neighborhood landscape takes shape, we will wait for Ten Second. It's very important to the program that Ten Second remains an outdoor festival, at The Soap Factory. I hope all of you have had the chance to have a beer after the fireworks and watch those 100 amazing films. That tradition is really important and we think it's worth waiting to do it right!
Here is a little peek at our neighbors to the south, under construction. January, 2013.
Until the next festival, check out 2012's Ten Second Film Festival (during Northern Spark) and the archive of Ten Second winners.
Three cheers for Interns!
Dec 7 2012
During the 2012 season, The Soap Factory had the privilege of working with another fantastic team of interns. Interns are a vital part of our staff at the gallery. In 2012 interns wrote press releases, collected 8,000 National Geographic Magazines, helped plan our annual fundraiser, manufactured 500 terra cotta bombs, curated film festival and installed thousands of neon lights. Three cheers for interns!
pictured above, installation intern Jens Tamang building a miniature Mayan temple for Why we do this.
Goodbye Nat Geos!
Nov 19 2012
Last week, with the help of our stellar internship team and many volunteers, the "Why we do this" exhibition was completely dismantled. We gave away thousands of National Geographic magazines that week. I have to admit... it's a little lonely walking in to gallery 2 and not being greeted by 3 big yellow walls! The photo above is intern Christi Fields in the National Geographic reading room during installation in August.