MAPs at OZ, June 2016

Alexis Colbert

Alexis Colbert’s Pod In-Progress

Update 06/30/2016: MAPs @ OZ Art Fest is now over, but watch this website for upcoming MAPs events! Or better yet, host your own MAPs!

Modular Art Pods

A weeklong immersive art show, featuring a giant “art tunnel” that you crawl through. Created by over 100 artists and performers.

@ OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209

Part of OZ Arts Fest.

Tuesday, June 21, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. FREE
Wednesday, June 22, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. FREE
Thursday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE
Thursday Night Things, June 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring special interactions, $15 (Tickets here.)
Friday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., $20 (includes admission for both Friday and Saturday. Tickets here.)
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., $20 (includes admission for both Friday and Saturday. Tickets here.)

Friday and Saturday admission includes access to the entire OZ Arts Fest.

If you’re planning on crawling, please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. This is NOT a formal event.

Accessibility and parking info is here.

This exhibition is intended for adults, however, children are welcome with adult supervision. Parents please note: some pods contain adult themes and language. Discretion is advised.

What the heck is this show? Learn more at our About page and OZ Arts Nashville.

Learn more about the full OZ Arts Festival here.


Participating Artists:

Ashley Adkins and Leah Sawyer
Matthew Batty
Big Guise
Chip Boles
Amanda Joy Brown and Kyle Jones
Brown Dog Bindery
Jason Brown and the Postal Provocateurs
Paul Cain
Ellie Caudill
Erica Ciccarone
Carla Ciuffo + Stasis Universe; Sooner or Later with Tanya Butler and Dee Simpson
Ben Clark and Matt Fox
Alexis Colbert
Sarah Cozort, Tom George, and Bobby Gray
Rachel de Cuba
Jennifer Deafenbaugh and Make Nashville
Jim DeVault
Zach Duensing
Patricia Earnhardt and Elizabeth Sanford
ELEL and Beth Reitmeyer
Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym
The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project
Osvaldo Gonzalez
Trey Gossett
Phillip Granke
Brandon Greer
Briena Harmening and Jaime Raybin
Emily Holt
Beth Inglish
Travis Janssen and Alex Lopez
M Kelley and Stephen Zerne
Mia Krout, Ben Marcantel , Ryan Norris, and Christine Rogers
Emily Sue Laird and Jake Wells
Clayton Landiss
Ariel Lavery and Christopher Lavery
Sara Lederach
Jonathan Lisenby
Jovanni Luna
Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews
Sarah McDonald and Tyler Blankenship
Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society
George Miller and Vivian Saxon
Mary Mooney
Joe Nolan and Antonia Oakes
Jamin Orrall
Kit Reuther
Gordon Roqué
Liz Clayton Scofield
Abbey Skojec
Brian Somerville and Will Somerville
Lain York
Tony Youngblood

Participating Performers:

Rebekah Alexander
Andri Alexandrou
Tye Bellar, Ben Marcantel, Seth West, and Ryan Norris (spiritual guidance)
Big Guise
Blue Stocking
Aubrey Derryberry
Dig Deep Light Show
Oliver Dodd & friends
Marlos E’van
Dustin Hedrick
Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing
MKAV (Mike Kluge Audio Visual)
Colleen Phelps
Sideshow @ Actors Bridge
Brian Siskind

Performance Schedule:

Andri Alexandrou performing.

As you make your way through the exhibit, you’ll discover people singing, dancing, acting, playing instruments, and even having one-on-one conversations with you. Performers will take shifts in designated performance pods, so there will always be something new to discover. During Thursday Night Things, there will also be surprise performances and interactions not listed here.

Echoes (Pod 23)

 Date  2-4pm  4-6pm  6-8pm
 Tuesday 6/21  (3pm) Blue Stocking  Blue Stocking  Dustin Hedrick
 Wednesday 6/22  Rebekah Alexander  Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing  chatterbird
 Thursday 6/23  Mike Kluge  See TNT Sched  See TNT Sched
 Friday 6/24  Rebekah Alexander  Blue Stocking  Aubrey Derryberry
 Saturday 6/25  N&XT  Dig Deep Light Show / Ben Marcantel  Dig Deep Light Show / Droneroom
 Thursday Night Things, 6/23/2016
 6:00pm – 6:30pm  6:30pm – 7pm  7:00pm – 7:30pm  7:30pm – 8pm  8:00pm – 8:30pm  8:30pm – 9pm
 Mike Kluge  Blue Stocking*  Rebekah Alexander  Aubrey Derryberry  Brian Siskind  Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing

Water Rings (Pod 6)

 Date  4-6pm  6-8pm
 Tuesday 6/21  Marlos E’van  Colleen Phelps
 Wednesday 6/22  Marlos E’van  Big Guise
 Thursday 6/23  See TNT Sched  See TNT Sched
 Friday 6/24  Andri Alexandrou  Big Guise
 Saturday 6/25  Andri Alexandrou  Aubrey Derryberry
Thursday Night Things, 6/23/2016
 6:00pm – 6:30pm  6:30pm – 7pm  7:00pm – 7:30pm  7:30pm – 8pm  8:00pm – 8:30pm  8:30pm – 9pm
 Andri Alexandrou  Andri Alexandrou Big Guise  Colleen Phelps  Sideshow  Sideshow

Geodesic Dome (Pod 60)

 Date  2-4pm  4-6pm  6-8pm
 Tuesday 6/21  5-7pm White Orchard Theater – Polar North 1955
 Wednesday 6/22  Oliver Dodd  Ben Marcantel  Brian Siskind
 Thursday 6/23
 Friday 6/24  W.O.T – Polar North 1955
 Saturday 6/25  5-7pm White Orchard Theater – Polar North 1955

On Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8pm, Aubrey Derryberry will interact with guests in a special roaming performance.


Rebekah Alexander

Live solo vocal pieces intertwined with theatrical monologues and chance compositions with audience interaction.

Andri Alexandrou

Human transference — be it conversation, story, or secret — in an intimate setting.

Big Guise (Alexine Rioux Mika Agari, and Kayla Saito)

Investigators of short-term connection. Food will be shared. Records will be taken.

droneroom (Blake Conley with Jane Boxall and Brady Sharp)

Improvised drone music with a rotating cast of collaborators.

Aubrey Derryberry

Site-specific, improvisation-driven performance art that explores the interplay between healer/afflicted, movement /stasis, and wholeness/fragmentation.

Oliver Dodd (and guests)

Longform ambient electronic Eurorack improvisations.

Marlos E’van

E’van will lay in a motionless state on the floor. He will be surrounded by caution tape, which will act as a barrier between himself and the audience.

N&XT (Led by Lindsay Goranson)

N&XT presents “Your TV is Watching.” Are you the audience? Or are you the entertainment? Find out in this singular performance piece.

Dustin Hedrick

Live painting on a massive canvas. Check back throughout the shift to see Hedrick’s progress.

Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing

As Kintzing plays steel drum, Hicks will perform a silent play about the life and death of an aquarium-imprisoned octopus, complete with octopus costume handmade by local designer Nic Magee.

Blue Stocking (Ashley Lawless and Janelle Bonfour-Mikes)

Movement art that is a blend of physical theater, modern dance and Japanese Butoh. Eggs will be set out on the floor in the pattern of Venus’s path around the sun. The performers will walk the path 13 times, each time presenting a different story, a different viewpoint, and a different moment in time.

Sideshow Ensemble (Jessika Malone & Co.)

Progressive performance artist in the style of “choose your own adventure.”

Ben Marcantel with Tye Bellar,  Seth West, and Ryan Norris (spiritual guidance)

Marcantel and crew will use multiple loops and original content samples to create continually changing sound structures.

Colleen Phelps

Classical percussion constrained by the small parameters of the pod.

Brian Siskind

Live sound made of old records and field recordings stitched into collage with beats.

chatterbird (Celine Thackston & Co.)

Chamber performances with projections. One of the pieces they will perform is Halldor Smarason’s “1972.” The piece recreates the 13th game of the 1972 chess championship between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, with amplified chess moves giving a rhythmic foundation to the piece.

Dig Deep Light Show (Scott Sanders, Brian Miles, Megan Curtin. Derek Schartung)

Liquid light show using overhead projectors, moire fabric, colored oil and water.

MKAV (Mike Kluge Audio Visual)

Synchronization system performance; audio will trigger projections and physical light devices that correspond to the audio’s spectral and dynamic information.

White Orchard Theater

“Polar North, 1955” is a story of innocence, wilderness, exploration, romance, and industrial-age consumerism told by an arctic explorer and his lover, through a series of letters. This short piece combines live performance with motion illustration. It will be projected into the Digital Dome.