Greetings, Earthlings! is a 3-day workshop and video project depicting giant Aliens from Outer Space hovering in the skies above Rochester, MN, speaking urgent messages to the people of Earth. 

During the workshops, held at the Rochester Public Library, July 24-26, 2018, participants created paper puppets and were invited to use their puppets to deliver a message in front of a green-screen backdrop. All of the performances were edited together after the workshops by Chris Rackley to create the final video.

The video is a collaborative project that combines individual perspectives into a collective vision of hope and togetherness for interconnected communities, including the City of Rochester, the State of Minnesota, the United States and the World.

Watch Greetings, Earthlings! on Vimeo.

Chris Rackley is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.