Paper Moon Ball photo exhibition flyer, 2000
Paper Moon Ball: happening and exhibition
Inspired by a book of souvenir photography with numerous paper moon portraits, Levine fabricated 3 backdrops for The Paper Moon Ball. One of two large themed happenings organized by Levine during her period of living in Minneapolis between 1996-2001, the PMB was hosted at the old Bedlam Theater on the Westbank. Levine’s intention was to provide a space for folks within radical community hanging around during that time to gather, potentially dress up, get weird(er), dance and be photographed in one of the three fabricated backdrops made by Levine. Thew
From this event Levine printed a series of photos in the community darkroom (in the basement of Bedlam), used dollar store frames, and had an opening a few months later at the Seward Cafe.
Reflecting on these images over 20 years later there are numerous people who have left us in this world, marriages, children who are grown, breakups and many foundational friendships that are still growing today.
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