The Signature Project Visits Gustavus

Posted on April 5th, 2006 by

Gustavus Adolphus College will host two public performances of The Signature Project by artist Patrick Dunning on Thursday, April 6. The Signature Project, a mural measuring 76 feet by 36 feet, is a digital tapestry that can be completed only by collaborating with more than one million people. The finished piece will be a collection of layered images, one of which is composed entirely of individual signatures, while other layers are revealed by using x-rays, magnetic fields, or ultraviolet lights. While the images evoke strongly the artist’s Irish heritage, the mural also tells stories about many of those who sign it, the multiple stories expressing the richness of world cultures.

Dunning, artist-in-residence at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, conceived The Signature Project, which is brought to life during a live performance. Dunning weaves stories and images in the tradition of Irish artists. Performances of The Signature Project also offer the opportunity for the audience to join more than 300,000 people whose signatures are already on the fabric of this monumental artwork. The public is invited to two performances at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in Alumni Hall on the Gustavus campus.


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