RECIPIENTS 2011

Aram Bartholl and Museum of the Moving Image
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to support "DVD Dead Drop," a project that will turn the Museum of the Moving Image into a free digital vending machine. Visitors will insert a blank disc into a slot embedded in the surface of the Museum building and receive a surprise assortment of digital data culled...

Mary Mattingly and Eyebeam Atelier
New Work Project Grant

Mary Mattingly is using Harpo funding to develop her current project, "Flock House," which mimics the pattern and shape of current global human migration. Intended as a series of houses, "Flock House" living systems will be completely movable and constructed of recycled and re-purposed materials. This project is to be...

Deborah Brevoort and Virginia Stage Company
New Work Project Grant

Typically, the foundation supports visual artists but Deborah Brevoort's play, The Comfort Team, created as part of Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, was such a good fit with the foundation's thematic focus in 2011, an exception was made. Premiering in 2012, The Comfort Team explores the relationships and identities created, maintained,...

Mercedes Dorame
Native American Residency Fellow

Mercedes Dorame is a member of the Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California. The artist draws from a deep well of personal experience and cultural tradition to create photographs, sculptures, and installations. During her residency at Vermont Studio Center as a Harpo Fellow, the artist used mixed media including photographs and...