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McMillan’s “Coal Bin Project” to be launched August 16 at WaterFire Arts Center, Providence

August 21st, 2013 by dalexander

Associate Professor of Art Murray McMillan and his wife Megan McMillan’s nine “coal boulders” will be loaded in a processional at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, from 8-10pm on August 16, to launch their latest work “The Coal Bin Project.” This one-night performance will be a celebratory processional where musicians, artists and friends will gather to march the McMillans' sculptures through the WaterFire space to be loaded into waiting trucks, which will then be driven to North Adams, MA where they will be installed for a video shoot in an unused coal bin in the Boiler Plant building at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

The McMillans create large-scale video and photography projects, where they build large-scale sets that performers then activate. These sets become video installations for exhibition. The project will be shot on location at MASS MoCA and will then be in an exhibition at the museum in 2015. The project is supported by WaterFire Providence, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Roger Williams University, ArtPlace, the John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Check out all of Megan and Murray’s work at