The Cleveland Ingenuity Festival of Arts and Technology will be holding its 13th annual festival September 22-24, 2017. This year’s festival will take place at IngenuityLabs and Hamilton Collaborative located at 5401 Hamilton Ave., in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood.
Ingenuity is a three-day, large-scale festival of creativity and innovation, offering dance performances, interactive art installations, maker activities, live music, artisan vendors, local food and more.
Featured works include:
Leaping Off the Wall: an artistic collaboration between Ingenuity and MorrisonDance, this is dance in three dimensions that takes a leap. “Belay-rinas” will ascend and descend from a specially-built vertical dance wall amid the work of projection artist Kevin Jackson. This project is presented with special thanks to Salina Bartunek-Andrews (climbing champion-competitive athlete-broadway dancer-American Gladiator), Lee Zickel (formerly of Cleveland Rock Gym), and a grant from Ohio Arts Council’s Arts Next program.
Mecanique Biotique and Closed Loop: working in collaboration with Rust Belt Riders, Ingenuity with present a veritable forest of sustainable technologies, blooming from the erstwhile scrapyard on the Festival site. Come learn about Rust Belt Rider’s eco-friendly composting, aquaponics and waste management techniques, see the rebirth of a teaching garden from a former industrial site, and try your hand at an array of metalworking techniques at the Forest Foundry. Visit welder Brad Civic and Ryan Odo’s Geometric Resonance, and work with an array of local sculptors under the direction of Elizabeth Meadows, Full Metal Florist, to help grow a metal sculpture garden built from scrap.
Makers Mecca: featuring Cleveland Makers old and new, including a sustainable fashion show and hands-on activities for young and the young at heart!
Breakwall by Megan Young and Kix Nicole: an intriguing, participatory sonic landscape in which the body is instrument and actions are amplified into a hypnotic wave-like score.
ARTchiTECHtonica: featuring fine art and site-specifics installations, including the art of Nathan J Wasserbauer, CIA graduate and SUNY professor of fine art.
IngenuityLabs: aimed at supporting and encouraging collaboration among artisans, technology innovators and entrepreneurs working in Cleveland. The growing incubator program provides tools, space and networking opportunities with an eye toward broader efforts to attract and retain talent, promote a culture of arts and creativity; build spaces for technological innovation; foster entrepreneurship, especially among traditionally excluded populations; and connect local entrepreneurs with area youth and young adults.
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