Art Exhibit including Digital Interactive Video, A Virtual Reality Empathy Experience, Interactive Projections, and Installation. Opens in Mpls. City Center Atrium and the Mpls. Center for Digital Art: Dec 8th, 3-9pm. This free public event is the Grand Opening of the 5to10 Community Placemaking Partnership Project, with the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP), by Hennepin Theatre Trust's 5to10, Partners in Public Spaces, and Southwest Airlines.
Video: Animated Drawings by Survivors of Domestic Abuse at DAP
Artist Paige Dansinger leads #5to10 Community Collaboration, with Artists Hattie Ball and Seth Gibson, for Placemaking Public Art with the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP).
Purple Flowers are created on iPads each week with self-designed software DrawArt. Next, the digital purple flowers will be transformed into an interactive VR empathy opportunity to support DAP by Artists, Hattie Ball and Seth Gibson.
Granted by Hennepin Theatre Trust, Partners in Public Spaces, and Southwest Airlines Co.
A purple ribbon is the only national symbol for survivors of domestic abuse. Offering participants a choice of drawing a purple flower or leaf creates visual identity and unity. Purple flowers and leaves drawn on iPads by survivors of domestic abuse will be turned into a blossoming field of flowers projected on a large building front, and 70" video screen in a street vendor tent (with DAP info). The projection and video will also include messages and statistics about domestic abuse. When a person donates a dollar (most of $400 budget is for "free community dollars") to the DAP, a digital bee will pollinate the purple flower creating a generous visual display. People are also able to experience the purple flowers, leaves, bees, and pollen in Virtual Reality! An immersive journey through a purple flower world and facts of abuse allows for intimate empathy building. Google Cardboard VR headsets (donated by Northern Spark) will be available for the public to use during the launch at the "Purple Flower" street vendor tent. Social media will help create community and global support by contributions, personal stories, and drawings #purpleflower #supportsurvivors