Local experimental artist featured at FORMAT Festival

as my festival kicks off this weekend and there will be national and local musicians, bands and artists the organizers have included several local artists including Cat Wilson who lives in northwest Arkansas. Here are some photos of his team setting up the selfie throwing facility today. The selfie throne includes props and neon lights set against a fun backdrop. Wilson says it’s an elaborate, interactive project that you can *** be a part of. Well, people want to be part of art, don’t they? We don’t just want to look at the art, we want to be the art. So self gives you the chance to be part of the art and as part of the project people are encouraged to share their photos and experiences online with the launched selfie hashtag. Wilson’s work has been featured at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Louvre in Paris and she says it has been exciting creating this project from start to finish. And so every time the neon vendor shows me a *** new idea for the launched selfie, I’m like, wow! And then when the musician, Kevin Black, sends me *** the track he just finished for the music part, it blows my mind. It’s just that everything just keeps getting bigger and better. It’s incredible

Local experimental artist featured at FORMAT Festival

Kat Wilson’s #selfiethrone will be on the court September 23-25

The weekend will be full of curated curiosity – from forest enclaves, disco barns and speak-easys, organized food vendors and impromptu dance processions, to experimental soundscapes and light shows. Kat Wilson, who lives in northwest Arkansas, will install an elaborate and interactive #selfiethrone that uses elements of photography, sculpture and performance art to blur the line between empowerment and obsession self. From the outset, Wilson imagined installations to invite visitors. The thrones are adorned with vibrant, often kitschy objects set against charming and showy backgrounds. “Selfie culture changed the way my subjects interacted with me as a photographer, they directed me – that’s my best side, try that angle”, as she puts it, “let them take their own fucking Pictures.” #selfiethrone launched in 2015 at her Bentonville studio, she retained creative control of the stage, lighting and release. Wilson will unveil his new throne for festival-goers at snapshots of themselves at the entrance to the Bizarre Bazaar. The Bizarre Bazaar will be a maze of uniquely organized vendor and retail stalls, as well as the main food court. “I want to give festival goers around the world a little something weird to experience in Arkansas and bring home, a camo and a deer that felt good,” Wilson says. She teamed up with sign maker Derrick Maxey to build a skeletal neon deer head to adorn the throne surrounded by camouflage netting. For the #selfiethrone FORMAT, Wilson designed everything from the backdrop to the costumes, but what she loves most about this project is that it’s a showcase of all the creative (and sometimes weird) energy ) that the area has to offer. For updates on Kat Wilson, Part(ty) Art and FORMAT follow @katwilsonartist and @format_festival. Kat Wilson is an experimental artist based in Northwest Arkansas. She earned an MFA from the University of Arkansas and co-founded Bottle Rocket Gallery. Through exuberant photographs, paintings and immersive installations, Wilson transcends age-old compositional devices. Wilson’s work has been published in Communication Arts, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, and exhibited at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Louvre, among others.

The weekend will be full of curated curiosity – from forest enclaves, disco barns and speak-easys, organized food vendors and impromptu dance processions, to experimental soundscapes and light shows. Kat Wilson, who lives in northwest Arkansas, will install an elaborate and interactive #selfiethrone that employs elements of photography, sculpture and performance art to blur the line between empowerment and obsession self.

From the outset, Wilson imagined installations to invite visitors. The thrones are adorned with vibrant, often kitschy objects set against charming and showy backgrounds. “Selfie culture changed the way my subjects interacted with me as a photographer, they directed me – that’s my best side, try that angle”, as she puts it, “let them take their own fucking Pictures.” #selfiethrone launched in 2015 at her Bentonville studio, she retained creative control of the stage, lighting and release.

Wilson will unveil his new throne for festival-goers at snapshots of themselves at the entrance to the Bizarre Bazaar. The Bizarre Bazaar will be a maze of uniquely organized vendor and retail stalls, as well as the main food court.

“I want to give festival goers around the world a little something weird to experience in Arkansas and bring home, a camo and a deer that felt good,” Wilson says. She teamed up with sign maker Derrick Maxey to build a skeletal neon deer head to adorn the throne surrounded by camouflage netting. For the #selfiethrone FORMAT, Wilson designed everything from the backdrop to the costumes, but what she loves most about this project is that it’s a showcase of all the creative (and sometimes weird) energy ) that the region has to offer.

For updates on Kat Wilson, Part(ty) Art and FORMAT, follow @katwilsonartist and @format_festival.

Kat Wilson is an experimental artist based in Northwest Arkansas. She earned an MFA from the University of Arkansas and co-founded Bottle Rocket Gallery. Through exuberant photographs, paintings and immersive installations, Wilson transcends age-old compositional devices. Wilson’s work has been published in communication artsthe Los Angeles Timesand The Washington Postand exhibited at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Louvre, among others.

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