INTERACTIVE HAPPENING: Bucket, Rope, and Bridge


Todd went rogue with public artist Jack Becker to co-host this remount of Becker's 1976 installation, "DIY Fountain." This unscheduled pop-up activity invited passersby to "pull, play, and pour" on the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis over the course of two days in 2016.


"Working with Todd to reprise my DIY Fountain project turned into a joyful collaboration. Even the trip to Fleet Farm to buy buckets and rope turned into an event! Thanks Todd, for those crazy days on the Stone Arch Bridge."

Jack Becker




This video by our friends at Ramble Pictures really captures the playful spirit of this pop-up installation! I'm so grateful to Jack Becker for letting me tag along and support him with this project. I loved going rogue with this harmless but oddly profound little game, and seeing the wonder and delight it inspired. I knew I had to be involved in it the minute I heard about it: such an elegantly simple way to connect people to the river and childhood wonders!

Todd is grateful to the following for support of his work: Forecast Public Art, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council of/and The Minnesota State Arts Board, The National Endowment for the Arts, The San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Warhol Foundation, as well as individual commissions and supporters on Patreon

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