Artworks
Fieldwork
Ongoing research, with periodic updates from the field
2019
Documentary Film
38:06
2014
documentary
29:55
2016
Film
2:49
2016
Documentary Film
25:25
2015
Video Documentation
2:47
2017
Photo book
2018
Community Photo Exhibit
2017
Documentary Film
TRT 58:10
2019

Activity

  • Every year, rural New York Mills, Minnesota (population 1,199) hosts a philosophy competition for everyday Americans. Four different people from around the country debate in front of the citizens of this west central Minnesota town, arguing over questions like “Does Life Have Meaning?”, “Does Technology Free Us or Trap Us?", and "Does Poetry Matter?”. Each year, a new Great American Thinker is chosen by a citizen vote in the high school auditorium.  Every year, a new question is propose…
  • Nik Nerburn updated the Artwork Window to the West
    A 3 month photo residency in Lincoln Park, Duluth, done in collaboration with the Duluth Art Institute, The Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and West Duluth artist Brad Tollefson.  While living in a motel on Highway 61, I spent three months photographing in the rapidly changing neighborhood of Lincoln Park, which is undergoing a rebranding as the “Lincoln Park Craft District”. I walked the streets daily with a small camera and an instant printer, making portraits with people I met …
  • The Grand Terrace Photo League was a collaborative eight-week photo ethnography of the Grand Terrace apartment complex in Worthington, Minnesota, made in collaboration with building residents, Lloyd Building Management, the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, and me, documentary storyteller Nik Nerburn.