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REINCARNATE

Market + Gallery

Morgan & York Event, 2018

A transformative event at Morgan & York, celebrating the season of enchanting decay with art, music, and libations. Floral designers from the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas breathing a second life into the bounty of the fields to create floral installations. Treasures from local artists and foragers to kick off holiday shopping in unique form. Mingle in a community hub. Ogle the creative magic.
Oona created the event's promotional poster illustrations and design and assisted in styling the event space.
with fellow producers Rachel Nisch and Chelsea Hohn
Floral Designers:
Bhakti Flowers | Chelsea Hohn
Luella Acres | Michael Rodriguez
We Adore Flowers | Ginny Blades
Gnome Grown Flowers | Amanda Maurmann
Floral Sense | Crystal Butler
Stems Floral | Amy Harrison
Petal & Twig Designs | JoAnne Lewis
Marilla Field and Flora | Adrianne Gammie
Vendors:
EH Sherman Art | Ellen Sherman
Nox Lumen | Brogan Darwin
Raw Treasures | Dan Hahn
Welcome Table Vintage | Sarah Shirato
Aslakson Pottery | Autumn Aslakson
Musicians:
Learn more about producer
Graye's Greenhouse
Learn more about host site
Morgan & York
 

METANOIA

ypsiGLOW 2018

Metanoia: a transformative change of heart; especially: a spiritual conversion -Repudiation, change of mind, repentance, and atonement
A landscape diorama created using almost entirely repurposed cardboard to create a 5-minute show explaining the environmental impact humans have had on the globe in an effort to inform with facts and science, as well as reinstill the wonder and beauty of nature even in the midst of impending disaster should we do nothing about it.
METANOIA

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As with all YpsiGLOW pieces, the only stipulations given are community engagement and the use of light in some fashion. WonderFool Productions coordinated getting Oona a spot in the window of Ypsilanti restaurant, Bona Sera, to create an interactive window display.
After the IPCC Report was published, it seemed a good time to be a little less abstract, and address an issue that could connect us all in a foundational, easy-to-understand educational life-size diorama. Luckily for Oona, her sister Rosa Goodman is a forest carbon scientist, and was willing and able to advise and fact/coherency-check the project.
As with most of Goodman's works, 95%+ of the materials used to create the piece were salvaged (read: found in a condemned building or dumpster!) and repurposed. In this instance, most of the cardboard was returned to the recycling bin, if not used as weed suppressant in various gardens.
The name METANOIA was inspired by Micah White's book The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution.
Check out the write-up of the extended version of what information was relayed in the performance of Metanoia in the PDF below
With many thanks to the IPCC, IUCN, and The Nature Conservancy for all their reports, from which I pulled heavily. Consultations and Fact-Checking from Rosa C. Goodman, PhD and the Helping Hands of Emma Goodman & Angela Martin
About YpsiGLOW
Every October, ypsiGLOW ignites the power of the collective creativity in Ypsilanti. Community-built creative art events like ypsiGLOW celebrate diversity and connect people through creative, collaborative, and shared artistic experiences. ypsiGLOW brings over 1,500 people of all ages and backgrounds together to dance, play and delight in the creative, fun, colorful and unexpected. ypsiGLOW is much more than a one-night celebration!! It is a month-long process of instilling, teaching, and supporting creative literacy and community vibrancy. WonderFool Productions’ mission is to host inclusive creative community celebrations built by and for the community that foster more connected local communities and generate cultural + artistic + economic impact.
 

THE LABYRINTH

ypsiGLOW 2017

Traditionally, labyrinths have been used as mechanisms for meditation and internal retreat, to problem-solve. Go in one end, and out the other, but with fresh sight.
A quiet respite from the Outer, to the Inner.
When asked what each traverser sought, there was a universal theme of a desire for love, happiness, and togetherness.
Yet another testament to how even when within ourselves, we seek to find one an other.
The conceptualization of The Labyrinth was originally a response to the reaction from the audience of Hypnagogia the year before: "Can we go in there?"
And so, given free reign with the entire space at Dreamland Theater, a winding path through a strange, but calm landscape, in the midst of a wild block party seemed the only logical solution.

VIDEOS

YpsiGLOW 2017

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ypsiGLOW 2017 Thank You

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Clips from The Labyrinth featured 00:25-00:34
Video and wide-frame photos courtesy of Constant Motion Productions
Special Thanks to Participating Characters: Angela Martin, Peter Haarklou, Emma Goodman, Oscar & Artemis Bee, Erin Burke, Noelle Dronen, Claudia Kampenga, & Sharon McCracken

About YpsiGLOW
Every October, ypsiGLOW ignites the power of the collective creativity in Ypsilanti. Community-built creative art events like ypsiGLOW celebrate diversity and connect people through creative, collaborative, and shared artistic experiences. ypsiGLOW brings over 1,500 people of all ages and backgrounds together to dance, play and delight in the creative, fun, colorful and unexpected. ypsiGLOW is much more than a one-night celebration!! It is a month-long process of instilling, teaching, and supporting creative literacy and community vibrancy. WonderFool Productions’ mission is to host inclusive creative community celebrations built by and for the community that foster more connected local communities and generate cultural + artistic + economic impact.
 

THE DREAM MACHINE

FoolMoon 2017

Teaming up with the folks at Wonderfool Productions yet again spawned The Dream Machine!
Powered not by dead money, like most vending machines, The Dream Machine dispenses your prize instead by the participation of the audience. Scribe a wish, dream, hope, poem, goal, or doodle a picture and turn the key to make the machine move and spit you out a fortune!
Read the entire archive of written submissions and doodles HERE.
FoolMoon is the nighttime kick-off event to a festive weekend. In the Ann Arbor Farmers Market in Kerrytown, everyone and anyone is invited to gather in the streets to shake off those cold gray winters. The skyline will be filled with luminaries, interactive installations, light shows, a beer tent, music, live dance performances, and more! FestiFools is the daytime procession of interactive art, dance, and music that closes down Main Street midday.
 

HYPNAGOGIA

ypsiGLOW 2016

First-ever performance piece. Alongside the folks at Wonderfool Productions, the first Ypsi Glow was born. Incorporating light was the main goal, but other than that, very few guidelines. Free reign to inhabit an empty storefront to transform it into mad juxtoposing and fever dream sense-making in a jumble for the crowd to see something new with each passing.
About
Every October, ypsiGLOW ignites the power of the collective creativity in Ypsilanti. Community-built creative art events like ypsiGLOW celebrate diversity and connect people through creative, collaborative, and shared artistic experiences. ypsiGLOW brings over 1,500 people of all ages and backgrounds together to dance, play and delight in the creative, fun, colorful and unexpected. ypsiGLOW is much more than a one-night celebration!! It is a month-long process of instilling, teaching, and supporting creative literacy and community vibrancy. WonderFool Productions’ mission is to host inclusive creative community celebrations built by and for the community that foster more connected local communities and generate cultural + artistic + economic impact.