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ROLU-in-Residence: Day 8

ROLU crossed another big hurdle in their residency today by launching the Attention as Place contributor’s table. As I mentioned yesterday, this hub, which is well-positioned in the heart of the Walker, serves as an orientation center to ROLU‘s favorite thinkers and doers–many of whom they’ve only “met” via the World Wide Web. I’ll try […]

ROLU crossed another big hurdle in their residency today by launching the Attention as Place contributor’s table. As I mentioned yesterday, this hub, which is well-positioned in the heart of the Walker, serves as an orientation center to ROLU‘s favorite thinkers and doers–many of whom they’ve only “met” via the World Wide Web. I’ll try to highlight a few projects each of the remaining days of their residency.

Rhiannon Gilmore’s Dream Shop is filled with a beautiful selection of ceramics, books, clothes, textiles, and jewelry.


UK-based Joe Gilmore, a multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer working in the fields of computer music, video and algorithmic art (and Rhiannon’s partner) made a lovely riso print to commemorate the Attention as Place contributors, available to visitors while supplies last.

Michael Dumontier, a contemporary artist who lives in Winnipeg, provided a temporary lending library of amazing books cast-off from library collections. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to build an igloo or develop any kind of cardboard carpentry skills, you’ll be spending a lot of time at this corner of the table.

Jo-ey Tang, an artist based in Paris and New York City and picture editor of n+1, created a series of old-school darkroom reverse prints (or photograms) of works in the Walker’s collection that ROLU’s recreating during their residency. Here’s his description of his project:

“Keeping in mind that most of the works were created before the advent of digital photography, the documentation images once again traverse the space of the photographic darkroom. The resulting photograms, as evidence of an evidence, provide a backward glance to contemplate on historical distances, inhabiting the temporal, mental and physical space behind the memory of an image.”

Walker photographer, Gene Pittman and photo correction expert, Greg Beckel carefully examine one of Tang’s photograms.

And the list of contributors goes on…..more tomorrow!