As part of the annual SMAC artist retreat at the Danebod Folk Art School, Rural Aesthetic Initiative was invited to create a collaborative, on-site project. Through research and interviews, the team developed short, visual, poetic prompts about the history of Danebod that invited attending artists to create responsive drawings.
The project examined ideas exploring collective memory, historicising place, building community, and the process of translating legacy. The day started with the Museum filled with blank pieces of paper that were an inventory of phrases and titles. Slowly, as images developed from these notes, a picture of Danebod’s past and present formed.
Thanks to Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, The Danebod Folk School and the artists who helped make this collaboration a success.
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