More PrintStarts in 22 Hours, 16 MinutesNovember 12, 2019 to November 15, 2019 6:30 pm - 6:30 amMore DatesNovember 12, 2019November 13, 2019November 14, 2019November 15, 2019 youtu.be/MQnU1L2aDCk Trailer: https://youtu.be/MQnU1L2aDCk From November 1, 2019, through November 15, 2019, the 730 Projection will screen the autobiographical videos of Milwaukee artist Todd Mrozinski nightly on the storefront […]
Starts in 22 Hours, 16 Minutes
November 12, 2019 to November 15, 2019 6:30 pm - 6:30 am
From November 1, 2019, through November 15, 2019, the 730 Projection will screen the autobiographical videos of Milwaukee artist Todd Mrozinski nightly on the storefront window immediately west of Mo’s Irish Pub (142 W. Wisconsin Avenue). The piece can be experienced directly from the sidewalk by all passersby, where a bench has been installed for viewers.
Mrozinski made 50 autobiographical videos in 2017–2018, and has selected 35 minutes of those films for this installment, titled “Kindred Spirits.” Mrozinski says, “I am not formally trained as a filmmaker and used only my camera phone and an old version of [Apple’s] iMovie to make these videos. They were born out of the love I feel for my family, the sky, and the music of two local bands, NINETEEN THIRTEEN and WC Tank (Stumblesome).” The soundtrack accompanies the videos from dusk until 11 p.m.; the movies continue showing silently in a loop until dawn.
Mrozinski is a painter and the natural elements, shadows, and his immediate surroundings are his subject matter. He produces his work in series, each series relating symbolically to his life experience and growing out of his current observations and inspirations. He received his BFA in painting and drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) in 1997, where he was the recipient of a Frederick Layton Scholarship and attended The New York Studio Program. He was the 2015–2016 Pfister Artist-in-Residence and curator of the Pfister Pop-Up Gallery. He is represented by The Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown, MA/Palm Springs, CA. He is a contributing art writer for Urban Milwaukee and Artdose Magazine. Mrozinski in an Adjunct and Continuing Education instructor at MIAD. He and his wife, Renee Bebeau, have a studio in The Nut Factory (3720 N. Fratney), a former warehouse in Riverwest that is home to many artist studios and other local businesses.
The 730 Projection is the brainchild of photographer Dick Blau (www.dickblau.com), Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the UWM’s Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Gen-res. Beginning in August 2018, Blau’s “730 Projection,” has been showing nightly on the window, except for a 2-week special showing of Jim Brozek’s Winter Layup in August 2019. The 730 Projection is a continuous running hour-long loop of 300 of Blau’s photographs made with-in one block of his home at 730 N. Plankinton Avenue over a ten-year period. Its accompanying soundtrack was recorded and composed by Morgan Jones. Jones’s soundtrack is a collage that features the keyboard work of Mo’s Steakhouse’s house pianist Jerry Weitzer, mixed with sounds of the surrounding streets.
The 730 Projection is sponsored by Mo’s A Place for Steaks, Stamm Media, The Milwaukee Arts Board, and Riverwest Radio.