This year, the Maine Film Festival unpacks the cinematic experience with a deeply-exploratory art exhibition held in conjunction with MIFF — MIFFONEDGE, now in its sixth year of entertaining Festival goers at Common Street Arts.
MIFFONEDGE Vol. 6 features a suite of immersive sensory experiences that invite us to step outside of our everyday perception to see, hear, and feel anew. We are thrilled to welcome Brazilian new media artist duo VJ Suave back to MIFF with an exciting new virtual reality exhibit, Floresta Encantada, in which we enter a magical VR forest. Susan Bickford merges seamlessly with her project (stillness)15, which asks us to meditate on the nature of water as we explore an entrancing cycle of a reversing falls. An homage to the inspirational power of Maine’s rivers, Bickford’s project is a delight for the senses. The Children’s Discovery Museum brings us a series of pop-up interactive exhibits that invite you and your young ones to experiment, tinker, and get a bit messy. Explore the forest (or create your own), fashion pinhole cameras in Castonguay Square, transport yourself in time and space, or meditate in stillness and serenity at MIFFONEDGE Vol. 6.
Open daily 12:00-7:00pm at Common Street Arts, 93 Main Street in downtown Waterville – Free and open to the public
Schedule of MIFFONEDGE Exhibitions and Programming
July 14-21 VJ Suave: Floresta Encantada VR exhibit
July 14-21 Susan Bickford: (stillness)15
July 14-21 Camera Lucida
July 16: VJ Suave: Tilt Brush workshop for kids 1:00-3:00pm
July 17 MIFF Celebrity Life Drawing 5:30-8 p.m.
July 18 Children’s Discovery Museum mobile museum 1-4 p.m.
July 18 MIFF Art Happy Hour by Common Street Arts 4-6 p.m.
July 19 Mini pinhole cameras in the park 4-6pm + Children’s Discovery Museum mobile museum 2-6 p.m.
July 20 VJ Suave: Tilt Brush workshop for adults 4:30-6:30 p.m.
July 21 Making It in Maine Day 10 a.m.