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Keepers, The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Father Hennepin Park

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

The Owls Are Not What They Seem is a site-specific installation that transforms the pavilion of Father Hennepin Bluffs Park into an imagined habitat for a school of squirmy critters. This is a place to dance, pet, and play with imaginary nocturnal beings in their native setting. The structure will become a bright beacon, visible all over the park.


Members of Keepers—Rachel James, Kit Leffler, Andrea Steudel, Yuichiro Tanabe, and Josh Winkler—have collaborated in different combinations for various projects over the years. Andrea Steudel and Yuichiro Tanabe worked together in the Minneapolis Art on Wheels project (MAW), making mobile projections, most notably traveling to Kitchen Budapest for workshops and public performances. Rachel James and Steudel worked on FantaShanty for the 2010 incarnation of the Art Shanty Projects. Most recently, Kit Leffler, Josh Winkler, and James formed Secret Knots Gallery.