Image from Common Room 2016 The Cat Tour
The Silent Tour

In an increasingly frenetic world, Common Room carves out an island of quietude with this walking tour. The Silent Tour explores our relation to each other and our surroundings without words—how does this change our experience of our world, how challenging is it to be silent, can we even not communicate? Taking cues from John Cage’s 4’33” (Silent Symphony) and mindfulness meditations, The Silent Tour will embark from The Soap Factory, exploring our external and internal landscapes quietly, together.


TIME:

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00PM

STARTING LOCATION:

The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis, Mn 55414


This is a walking tour, participants will meet at The Soap Factory and then walk with the artists to the other tour locations.


View Facebook event here.

About Common Room

Common Room is a series of artist-led tours of Twin Cities sites, with each tour themed around a specific concept that the group uses as a lens to explore facets of the urban geography — in the past, these themes have included cats, alleys, skyways, fishing, freeway construction, weather, community kitchens, personal memory, and many more. Common Room is the work by Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant, along with a rotating lineup of contributors. Now in its eighth year, is using the occasion of the Rethinking Public Spaces project to expand the scope of its' programming for this summer to travel beyond The Soap Factory, and various neighborhoods of the Twin Cities by foot, bicycle and bus. Common Room’s themes in 2017 include silence, sacredness, islands, neighborhood music, and more.

About the Artists
Sergio Vucci is a Minneapolis-based artist. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his work focuses primarily on engaging his surroundings outside of gallery spaces and on relational interactions, co-authoring ephemeral creative experiences with participants in response to place.


Andy Sturdevant is an artist and writer living in Minneapolis. He is the author of two books of nonfiction, and his artistic projects have been exhibited at venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and elsewhere.

Other Upcoming Tours
Mediatheque

August 9th 

Sacred Space Tour

August 16th 

Island Tour

August 23rd

Neighborhood Mixtape

August 30th 

About
Here & There
Common Room is one of several public projects being presented by The Soap Factory as a part of Here & There. Here & There is  The Soap Factory's out-of-building programming during 2017 while the building undergoes renovation. Here & There includes a residency exchange program with Kultivera in Trånas, Sweden and Rethinking Public Spaces, public projects that will take place directly outside of The Soap Factory and around the state of Minnesota including locations such as; Rochester, Willmar, and Brainerd. 

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About
The Soap Factory

The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation, dedicated to supporting artists and engaging audiences through the production and presentation of contemporary art in a unique and historic environment. Based in the historic National Purity Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis, The Soap Factory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Media Contact
Joni Van Bockel
(612) 623-9176
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
joni@soapfactory.org
 The  Soap Factory  
  514 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis MN 55414