Project Mist

    _MG_1465“Niagara Falls in garbage”, Digital photo, 2012

    PROJECT MIST: was a 2012 collaboration between Principal Investigator: Lynne M. Koscielniak, Co-Principle Investigators: Dyan Burlingame, Chantal Calato, & Donna Szoke. Includes team members from University of Buffalo and Brock Unversity’s undergraduate Theatre and Visual Arts Departments, plus guests. The project included two design charrette weekends, a conference and a final exhibition of the projects generated individually and collectively.

    Living Museum Can-Am Forum: Rendering Niagara’s History through Ephemeral Art & Emerging Technology, Project Mist Charrette #1

    Sponsored by the University at Buffalo Canadian-American Studies Program Principal Investigator: Lynne M. Koscielniak Co-PIs: Dyan Burlingame, Chantal Calato & Donna Szoke

    April 28-29, 2012 at the University of Buffalo. Project MIST will expose and celebrate moments of darkness and light from Niagara’s rich history. Inspired by the original Niagara Falls Museum, Project MIST will make up a curiosity cabinet of international voices that are deep rooted in the Niagara Falls regions of both Canada and the U.S.  In this first collaborative step we create a dialogue between the Canadian and American voices. Over the charrette weekend we explore the visual storytelling language of both groups and investigate how these come together through presentations, hands on projects, and critiques.

    Living Museum Can-Am Forum: Rendering Niagara’s History through Ephemeral Art & Emerging Technology, Project Mist Charrette #2

    October 6, 2012 at the University at Buffalo. Sponsored by the University at Buffalo Canadian-American Studies Program Principal Investigator: Lynne M. Koscielniak Co-PIs: Dyan Burlingame, Chantal Calato & Donna Szoke

     Histrionics for Cultural Preservation Conference, October 6, 2012, University of Buffalo

    Sponsored by the University at Buffalo Cultures & Texts Initiative

    The Histrionics for Cultural Preservation Conference addresses questions generated by Project MIST. Project MIST intends to use Niagara Falls itself as a 360 degree theatre while demonstrating the ability of landscape to engender innovation in the arts and sciences while standing preserved for future generations. At the conference, Project MIST collaborators are joined by artists and scholars who have pushed their practice in order to realize site-specific events that provide inquiry into the human condition.  Session # 1 – Social Scenography;  Session #2 – Site Specific: Cultures Explored Through Ephemeral Art and Emerging Technology;  Session # 3 – History on Thin Air.

    Whispers and Rages, an International Exhibit: Art & Technology Reviving Landscape

    Oct. 5, 2012; 7pm-10pm 164 Allen St., Buffalo, NY

    In an evening of projected image, augmented reality, and light, history is revealed through an ephemeral presentation that questions Niagara’s fate. Using the Falls itself as a 360 degree theatre, Project MIST demonstrates the ability of landscape to engender innovation in the arts and sciences while standing preserved for future generations. The Whispers and Rages Exhibit offers a glimpse into this dream for Niagara. NY artists are joined by those from Canada and the UK in an art exhibit that demonstrates the potential for art to preserve culture and revitalize landscape. The MIST Collective presents work alongside artists who have produced work at Silo City.