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Call and Answer Project

As a society that faces the collapse of communities how do we continue to form visceral, face-to-face connections? This complex problem inspired The Call and Answer Project, which addresses the need for human connection, the value of touch and the pleasure involved in community-oriented folk dance. As part of Northern Spark, The Call and Answer Project will be hosting an all night Square Dance and book making marathon at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The goal is to print 2000 booklets on four presses with the help of volunteers while also keeping an all night square dance going. We will have unlimited fiddle music, coffee and homemade pie! Be there and be square!

http://callandanswer.wordpress.com/ [1]

Schedule of Events:

9 pm – 1 am

1 am – 2 am

2 am – 4 am

4 am – 5:28 am

The dancing, movies, and poetry will be happening in the gallery on the first floor of MCBA. The printing will be happening on both the first floor as well as in the basement.

Amanda Lovelee

Amanda is a gatherer, an organizer, and a collector of stories and objects. Her work is about the search for connections between people and the search for a utopic social structure where genuine connections thrive. A holder of degrees from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MFA-Visual Studies) and the University of Hartford (BFA-Photography), she has shown her work at galleries in Minneapolis, Montana, Los Angeles, Connecticut, and Florence, Italy. For more about her work, see her website: http://www.amandalovelee.com/ [2]