The Dérive, a Situationist stroll, acts as a metaphor for an artistic endeavor with a known starting point, but no fixed destination. Asked to derive inspiration from a short piece of literature without context, six artists or groups are asked to disrupt their usual processes to create short performance works that share a point of origin, then diverge.
In a December 2006 profile in Harpers magazine, filmmaker Werner Herzog positioned himself as part of what he called a "secret mainstream," artists whose work, while never attaining great commercial success, has established itself as part of a broader cultural landscape. The artists performing in Dérive are a part of Minneapolis' secret mainstream, individuals and institutions that, though generally small in size, are influential, innovative figures in the cultural landscape of Minneapolis.
Featuring work by:
John Bueche and Bedlam Theater
Charles Campbell of Skewed Visions
Christian Gaylord of Flaneur Productions
HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder)
Elliott Durko Lynch