During Art Days 2014, visual artist, Magnus Sodamin is collaborating with choreographer, Katie Stirman to merge both the figure and environment at Primary Projects space. The paintings serve as a highly saturated-spectrum backdrop for the body-painted figures to dissolve into and dance within.
“The performance entitled “Illuminations” will reveal the ever-changing saturated environment around us and within us, and our never-ending quest for self-discovery.” Magnus Sodamin
The projects will also be recorded live and projected live onto the outside facade of the building facing Biscayne in Downtown Miami, where spectators not in the gallery space, will also be able to experience it, illuminated in the darkness. As the rooms fades into various day-glow colors, they blend subtly into behind a spectrum of inkblot patterns that engulfing the space.
“The mimicry figure and background allows for freedom of identity and race, where there is only liberation of the human expression in movement.”
“Illuminations” is supported by Art Days 2014 View ART DAYS Calendar
Magnus Sodamin is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Miami, Florida. Sodamin trained at Nansenskolen (Nansen Academy) in Lillehammer, Norway and received his BFA from the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 2012. His work has been featured in-group exhibitions throughout Lillehammer and Miami, including Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Margulies Collection, Lotus House Women’s Shelter Fundraiser, and Primary Projects. Recently his work was acquired into the permanent collection of the Boca Raton Museum of art.
Primary Projects is a multidisciplinary project space in Downtown Miami, at the heart of the Miami World Center that explores and promotes multiple forms of aesthetic expression from established and emerging artists. Utilizing extensive and wholly specific experience in producing public and private curatorial endeavors, the creative forces behind PRIMARY unite the commercial and critical efforts of artists, curators, critics, professionals and patrons. The result is the vital presence of an intelligent, alternative arts environment with a bold urban sensibility delivered through a diverse range of media.
2014 marks the third annual Art Days weekend. In this app you will find an Art Days event calendar that features over 170 free events (unless otherwise noted) packed into three fun-filled days. Art Days is a collaboration between the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) and the cultural spaces and artists residing in Downtown Miami. Together, we have ensured that there is something for everyone, including exhibitions, artist projects, walking tours, bike tours, art parties and family programming across a multitude of cultural venues throughout Downtown Miami. Not only this, in 2014 the Miami DDA launched a micro-grant program to support projects created uniquely for Art Days. As a result, Art Days features a wide selection of temporal art projects that explore a variety of creative fields including performance, art, music, dance, art education and more.