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Andréa Stanislav,
  • Conceptual mock-up of project.

This is a public video work that creates the illusion of a white horse galloping on the Mississippi, at night, and in slow motion. The horse uses the river as a metaphorical race track creating a spectacular illusion as the horse is unexpectedly spotted in St. Paul.

The illusion is produced by towing a 17’x25′ video screen placed on barge at night.  The darkness will conceal the tow boat and barge, while the projected video of a white horse will appear to gallop on the surface of the river.

Update: Nightmare will NOT be making it to Minneapolis and will be located in Zone D in St. Paul.

Andréa Stanislav

Andréa Stanislav is a contemporary artist whose practice includes: sculpture, collage constructions, video installation and public art. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Andréa was born and raised in Chicago IL. She received a MFA from Alfred University and and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Andréa lives and works in Minneapolis, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Andrea also has a background in the film production and design as a designer and artist for Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle films. Andrea is a 2010-2011 recipient of a McKnight Artists Fellowship for Visual Arts. Upcoming public art commissions and projects for 2011 include: Amphitheater Lumen, Miller Theater, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (public commission), Earth Mirrors, Morningside College Sioux City, IA (public commission), and Reflect, Sculpture Key West, Key West, FL (public sculpture and performance).

She is currently working on Holiday Inn Dubai — a six channel HD video and sculptural installation with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Bill Foley.

Presentation of Nightmare at Northern Spark is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.