Force of Forward
Public Video Event
Thursday, April 8th-Saturday, April 10th
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Manhattan Bridge Anchorage
At intersections of Front St./Pearl/Anchorage Place
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8th; 8-10 pm at reBar, 147 Front St.
“Force of Forward” is a three evening video event exploring the nature of momentum and forward motion as its basis, presented on the anchorage of the Manhattan Bridge.
As trains, cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians pass overhead, curator, Leo Kuelbs, has selected four artists, with international backgrounds, to articulate how the velocity of life varies from city to city. These differences are felt keenly by the artists who experience them from their own, unique, international and personal perspectives.
The program begins at sundown and is comprised of four short videos (mostly around 5 minutes) set to loop until Midnight.
“Force of Forward” is presented by Leo Kuelbs Collection,
New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program under its Arterventions public art track and
Frederico Sève Gallery/latincollector, NY
The artists included in the “Force of Forward” project were selected based on their collective experience and ability to successfully visualize ideas of momentum and forward motion. All of these artists have appeared at the gallery level or greater.
“Dribbling the Field” conflates the action of dribbling in a soccer game with the experience of finding one’s way in the city. Differently from the soccer player, the city player runs backwards.
“E=Mcycle ver2.5” is part of a series of Video Installations that explore a unifying expression of time and space as experienced while riding a bicycle. The artist uses Video and fractures time and perspective to dissect what he refers to as “Bicycle Relativity.”
“Waiting” is an indefinable entity, like an infinite and invisible transportation unit passing over from a static winter to a dynamic spring while localizing the moment that is in motion.