Winter is an audiovisual performance celebrating the inventiveness of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, the Vermont farmer who became the first person to photograph a snow crystal, in 1885. Influenced by Bentley’s ingenuity, artist Sean Clute has created custom-built software, a MIDI controller, various drawing apparatus, and video projection that are used in this performance. Live improvisatory drawings capture the introspective nature of someone confronted with stillness and quiet in the dead of winter.
The event also features a live performance and composition by Otto Muller, who draws upon sources such as climate data sets and folk ballads to craft sonic explorations of coldness and its role in the rural identity of Vermont. This cold focused performance will warm your minds!
–> This Bright Ideas Project event was crowdsourced from Vermonters, and generously powered by VSECU.
—> This Yappy Hour event, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the vodka for dog people, features a custom menu of specialty cocktails that raises funds for the Humane Society of Chittenden County.
—-> With support from our friends at The WaterWheel Foundation, Main Street Landing and Foam Brewers.