Listening Station and Archive: M12
Recently (SPAN) conducted an interview with Richard Saxton and Kirsten Stoltz of M12. We got inspired by what we heard and want to keep our ears wide open to hear more.
M12 is organized and operated by a collective of artists and creative professionals and is based in Denver and Yuma, Colorado. M12 creates interdisciplinary site-based art works, research projects, and education and outreach programs. Working in the fields of sculpture, architecture, and public art and design, we favor projects that are centered in rural areas and which can be developed through dialogical and collaborative approaches. Our projects explore community identity and the value of often under-represented rural communities and their surrounding landscapes. We strive to be stewards of effective local and global creative problem solving, and a community resource for evolutionary thinking and innovative communication.
M12 affiliates have worked locally in Colorado and internationally with programs and exhibitions appearing at The 2011 Australian Biennial (SPACED), The Biennial of the Americas, The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah, The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado, The Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, the Wall House Foundation in Groningen, the Netherlands, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland. Our main office is located at TAXI, an eclectic creative work complex on the edge of the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado.