OPUS 1, the inaugural edition of the festival, explored Merriweather Park’s potential as a fertile space for an immersive, durational experience for visitors and a thought provoking backdrop for artists and performers.
Viewers were given an opportunity to escape the small glowing screens that entrap us and explore a constantly changing landscape of technology, art and sound. OPUS 1 featured 11 large scale installations, and 4 diverse acts on the Chrysalis stage.
Mark Leckey / Bruce Conner / John Smith / Peggy Ahwesh / Gerard Holthuis / Mary Helena Clark / Gunvor Nelson / Ben Russell
Utopian Visions Curated by Ben Russell
Sebastian Buerkner / Jeremy Couillard / Shana Moulton / Rainer Kohlberger / Robert Seidel / Sabrina Ratte / Adam Ferris / Scott Gelber / Peter Burr
Projection Cube Curated by Peter Burr