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Sept. 15, 2016 - Office of Arts and Culture Introduces Austrian-Artist Markus Dorninger’s “Mapping Stories” Through “Experiments in Public Art”

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
Media Contacts:

Mandy Vink, Office of Arts and Culture, 303-441-4342
Jennifer Bray, Library and Arts, 303-441-4160

Office of Arts and Culture introduces Austrian-artist Markus Dorninger’s “Mapping Stories” through “Experiments in Public Art”

Austrian artist Markus Dorninger has arrived in Boulder and will be presenting “Mapping Stories,” across the city from Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. “Mapping Stories” are digital animations in real-time, created by different groups of people from across Boulder and projected onto some of our city’s most iconic building façades.

“Mapping Stories” aims to enable Boulder community members to share experiences and story-telling by making public places come alive with colorful visual projections and sounds. With help from artist Markus Dorninger, each participant develops a short personal story made from simple animated drawings and sound recordings. The resulting pieces will be presented in public, outdoor locations in and around Boulder after sunset, using a mobile projection tricycle. All events are free and open to the public:

  • Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Markus Dorninger will be testing his equipment on the façade of the Boulder Adventist Church, 1301 High St.
  • Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 to 9 p.m.: Tinker Art Studio students present at Whittier Elementary School, 2008 Pine St.
  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m.:  International, Boulder-based artists present at the Boulder Public Library, north building, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. (the event will occur on the west façade of the north building near the Boulder Creek Path)
  • Monday, Sept. 19, 7:30 to 9 p.m.:  Casey Middle School students present at Casey Middle School, 1301 High St.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 to 9 p.m.:  September High School students present at the Boulder bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 to 9 p.m.:  Artists (featuring international artists Markus Dorninger, Matthias Fritz and VJ Suave) present at the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St.

“Mapping Stories” is part of the ongoing series “Experiments in Public Art,” commissioned by Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. 

The September 21 event will feature three additional “Experiments in Public Art” projects along the 1300 and 1400 blocks of the Pearl Street Mall starting at 5 p.m. Join us for Matthew Mazzotta’s “Harm to Table” from 5 to 7 p.m.; a dedication of Rebecca DiDomenico’s “Constellatory” with artist remarks at 6:30; and Emma Hardy’s “Boulder Beetles.”

More information about “Experiments in Public Art” and the events on Sept 21 can be found at

The Office of Arts and Culture is implementing Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan. Through a set of programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives for artists, the creative economy, and research, the Office of Arts and Culture seeks to facilitate an alignment in the community around our collective Vision for Culture: Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical, and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the wellbeing, prosperity, and joy of everyone in the community. For more information, visit


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