Leo Kuelbs Collection
Multiple-Event Manhattan Bridge Projection Project
co-presented with the DUMBO Improvement District in conjunction with DUMBO First Thursdays.
Anchorage Place and Pearl St.
May 2015 - Ongoing
First Thursdays (dusk-10 pm)
+Special Presentations TBD
Note: the live stream is viewable on the first Thursday of every month, starting at noon EST, for 24 hours.
The Manhattan Bridge comes alive with “Light Year,” a one-year program of projected video art presented the First Thursday of every month. In honor of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as The Year of Light and Light Art, “Light Year” will include a well-rounded program of video artists from around the globe. Curated, created and presented by Leo Kuelbs Collection, John Ensor Parker and Glowing Bulbs (aka 3_Search), “Light Year” will reveal surprising connections and highlight Dumbo’s role as an important hub for technology and the arts. Digital and more traditional artists, well known and emerging, will have an opportunity to see their work presented on a large scale in NYC’s fastest evolving neighborhood, all on an internationally recognized architectural icon.
The “Light Year” concept also invites viewers to consider the confluence of all types of Video Art, Public Art and Experimental Cinema. Context changes meaning, the media and site become as crucial to the message as the content. As technology and science continue their rapid evolutionary tracks, “Light Year” will highlight shifting points of view and perspective, which impact meaning and interaction. The Curatorial team from 3_Search, will seek out and produce a variety of new programs designed for presentation in a public space, while also being at the forefront of public/video art content, collaboration and conceptual curiosity.
All of the collaborators, Curator Leo Kuelbs, Artist John Ensor Parker and Creative Team Glowing Bulbs (aka 3_Search) are based in Dumbo, and have been a part of almost every major projection event that has taken place on the Manhattan Bridge since 2010. Their daily interactions with the bridge and the neighborhood, as well as their internationally recognized creative achievements are at the heart of the “Light Year” concept and project. Working with the Dumbo BID and the NYC DOT, “Light Year” is an authentic representation of the neighborhood’s relationship to the city, as well as to the greater world. Presented to the public, every first Thursday, free of charge.
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March 1st, 2018, Dusk - 10:00pm
Artists: Rani Messias + Anna Leevia, Suguru Ikeda + Isis Salam, Nicole Antebi + Xiren Wang, Lian Mengzhuo + Kinga Toth, Nina Sobell + Laura Ortman, Làszlò Zsolt Bordos, Junjie Zhang + Theory, Vivian Qin
Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Wing Lu with Able Sun.
February 1st, 2018, Dusk - 10:00pm
Artists: Light Show Sphinx (Sjaco Karmelk / Piet Koster), Sofy Yuditskaya, Sarah Zucker, George Stadnik, Valeria Divinorum, Bobby Mesaros,and Steve Pavlovsky
Curated by Steve Pavlovsky
January 4th, 2018, Dusk - 10:00pm
Artists: David Hall, Cait Carvahlo, and Ronan Devlin
Curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg
December 7th, 2017, Dusk - 10:00pm
Artists: Evy Yiran Li, Hiroshi Haga, Wentian Ma, Wang Xi, Anamaria Amador, Junying Lu, Ziyun Tao, Daniel Ahn, Kasey Clark, Yang Yang, Xijuan Zhang, and Jesse Jagtiani.
Organized by Jesse Jagtiani.
Concept by Leo Kuelbs for LIGHT YEAR.
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 31: IDENTITY 0.0 November 2nd, 2017, Dusk - 10:00pm
Artists: Radka Salcmannova + Alex Hamadey, Sarah Mock + Daniela Imhoff, Thomas D. Rotenberg + Theologian, Sarah Trouche, Naormi Meijia Wang, Mai T. Segura & Harald V. Uccello + Alex Hamadey, Kinga Toth + Normal Gergely, Vadim Schäffler, Richard Jochum + Xiren Wang
Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Aaron Riedel
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 30: OPEN TO INTERPRETATION October 5th, 2017, Dusk - 10:00pm
Artists: Cyriac Harris, Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), CHiKA, Dev Harlan, Viktor Vicsek, Andrea Sztojánovits, Martin Daniel Gabor, and Albin Bousquet
Curated by Glowing Bulbs
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 29: WE THE HELL AM I September 7th, 2017, Dusk - 10:00pm
Artists: Dylan McLaughlin, Nicholas Galanin, Liss LaFleur, Andrew Erdos
Curated by Erin Joyce
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 28: BROOKLYN-BASED August 3rd, 2017, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps, and Alon Cohen, Visakh Menon + Heavy Birds, Thomas D. Rotenberg + Jarboe, Nicole Antebi + Laura Ortman, Integrated Visions + Miss Natasha Enquist, Daniela Kostova + Anna Leevia, Naormi Meijia Wang + John Terhorst
Curated by Leo Kuelbs
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 27: MOTION July 6th, 2017, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: John Bjerklie, Aya Momose, Rachel Monosov, Azzah Sultan, Lior Tamim
Curated by Azzah Sultan and Chloé Angiolini
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 26: (IM)PERSONAL June 1st, 2017, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Bernd Oppl & Bogomir Doringer, Ibro Hasanovic, Christoph Srb & Yodas Dolphins (Karl Kilian), Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda
Curated by Boris Kostadinov
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 24: PASSENGER MOMENT April 6th, 2017, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Meng Chih Chiang, Jeremiah Teipen, Poyen Wang, Chinchih Yang, Rosalie Yu & Alon Chitayat
Curated by Luchia Meihua Lee, Executive Director, Taiwanese American Arts Council
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 23: DIGITAL FAIRY TALES: ALBUM TWO March 2nd, 2017, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Keegan Luttrell + Justin King, Daniela Kostova + Anna Leevia, Daniela Imhoff, Kristian Pedersen + Elke Brauweiler, Anton Marini & Danielle Ezzo, Boris Kralj + Matresanch, Michael McGuirk + Alex Hamadey
Curated by Sandra Ratkovic and Leo Kuelbs
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 22: NEO-PAST-FORWARD v.1.0. February 2nd, 2017, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Bibbe Hansen, dNASAb, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Lee Wells, Patrick Lichty, Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Sean Capone
Curated by Lee Wells
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 21: PEERING BEHIND APPEARANCES January 5th, 2017, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Janaye Brown, Craig Drennen, Kevin Jerome Everson, Victoria Fu, Lilly McElroy
Curated by Erin Dziedzic
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 20: ATTACHMENTS December 1st, 2016, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Matl Findel, Miklos Buk, Danielle de Picciotto
Curated by Leo Kuelbs
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 19: ADVANCES AND RETREATS November 3rd, 2016, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Jaanika Peerna, Monika Bravo, Heather M. O'Brien, Hamra Abbas, Andrew Thomas Huang
Curated by John Ensor Parker & Sarah Walko
Artists: Rani Messias + Kinga Toth , Sarah Mock + Daniela Imhoff, Richard Jochum + Kriss Roebling, Integrated Visions + Miss Natasha Enquist, Radka Salcmannova, Thomas Rotenberg, Josh Graham
Curated by Sandra Ratkovic & Leo Kuelbs
Artists: Nina Sobell + Laura Ortman, Danielle de Picciotto + Lary 7, Sarah Walko + Justin King, Laszlo Zsolt Bordos, Vadim Schaeffler + Pablo Paolo Kilian, Eike Berg + Jarboe, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps + Alon Cohen
Concept/Curated by Leo Kuelbs
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 16: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND August 4th, 2016, Dusk - 10:00 pm
Artists: Sama Alshaibi, Basma Alsharif, Raven Chacon, Nicholas Galanin, Steven J. Yazzie
Curated by Erin Joyce Projects
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 15: ELECTRIQUE July 7th, 2016, Dusk - 10:00 pm
video: Sofia Theofilaktidis
Curated by The Hollows Artspace
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 13: THE BODY PREVAILS May 5th, 2016, 7 - 10:00 pm
videos: Andrea Wolf, Jennifer Dalton, Cliff Evans, Eva Davidova, George Peck, Adam Frelin, and Andras Borocz
Curated by Tamas Veszi and Daniela Kostova
videos: Adrian K, Alex Kwan, Cindy Suen, Aya Kakeda + Deodato Pangandoyon, Marka27, Michael C. Hsiung, Rose Wong, Stickymonger, Taezoo Park, Scott Albrecht
Curated by Albert Chau
Click here to see a story about the show on NY1.
videos: Radka Salcmannova, MarieVic + Theo Croker, Sarah Trouche, Thomas D. Rotenberg + Jarboe, Ryan Uzilevsky + Adam Harding, Zoe Duchesne + Alex Hamadey, Naormi Meijia Wang + John Terhorst
Curated by Leo Kuelbs with Aaron Riedel
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 10: SUBJECTIVITY INC. February 4th, 2016, 6 - 9 pm
videos: Ádám Ulbert (H/NL), Natalija Vujošević (ME), Iván Rohonyi Demkó (H), Gergő Kovács (H), Tamás Komoróczky (H), Rui Hu (USA)
Curated by Szilvi Német
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 9: SILENCE! January 7th, 2016, 6 - 9 pm
videos: Noah Klersfeld, Tomas Eller, Kim Joon, Yi Zhou, Eelco Brand, Christine Schulz
Curated by Leo Kuelbs
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 8: NEW VIDEO ART FROM BERLIN December 3rd, 2015, 6.45-9.00 pm
videos: Kristian Paustian, Laszlo Antal, Daniela Imhof, Sarah Mock, Anna Maysuk, Franz Reimer, Henrike Naumann, Franziska Kabisch
Curated by Daniela Imhoff
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 7: MARBLE HOUSE PROJECT PRESENTS
DECOMPOSING HIERARCHIES November 5th, 2015, 7-10 pm
videos: Works by Marble House Project 2015 Residents: Anne Katrine-Senstad, Catherine Page Harris, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Margeaux Walter, and Jeannette Ehlers.
Curated by Sarah Walko, Director of Arts Programming
Presented by 3_Search in partnership with the DUMBO BID
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 6: OPEN TO INTERPRETATION October 1st, 2015, 7-10 pm
videos: Cyriak, Yannick Jacquet, CHi KA, Dev Harlan, Viktor Vicsek, Attaray Visual, Martin Daniel Gabor, Dawn Of Man, Albin Bousquet, Nick Cobby and VJ DrMojo
Curated by Glowing Bulbs / Kiégő Izzók
LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 5: CHIMERA PRESENTS
September 3rd, 2015, 8-10 pm
“Chimera Presents…” on the Manhattan Bridge! An amazing selection of work from Chimera Project in Budapest!
videos: ÁRON KÚTVÖLGYI-SZABÓ (Hungary), TSUYOSHI ANZAI (Japan), ÁDÁM SZABÓ (Hungary), and PETER AERSCHMANN (Switzerland)
Curated by Patrick Urwyler
LIGHT YEAR: PROGRAM 4:
TRANSFLEXION: THE NET OF MIRRORS
August 6th, 2015, dusk - 10pm
soundtrack created by: Alexander Hacke (New York/Berlin) videos:
Bordos.ArtWorks (Budapest), Danielle de Picciotto (New York/Berlin), Helga Griffiths (Darmstadt), Thomas Lüer (Frankfurt), Robert Seidel (Berlin) and Caspar Stracke (Helsinki)
Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Eike Berg
“LIGHT YEAR”Program 2:
Crest and Trough
THURSDAY, June 4TH, DUSK - 10PM
Ella Condon (Australia) The Light Loop
Joao Penoni (South America | Brazil) Volt
Klaus Pamminger (Europe | Austria) Notes on Mackey Marina Zurkow (North America | USA) Elixir
Paul Miller | djSpooky (Antarctica) Sinfonia Antarctica Shahram Entekhabi (Asia | Iran) I am John Galt
Zina Saro-Wiwa (Africa | Nigeria) Sarogua Mourning
curated by John Ensor Parker and Sarah Walko
“Light Year” Inaugural Event:
Thursday, May 7th, Dusk
“Submerged!” provides liquid visions of a multi-layered, every-shifting psychological seascape. Seven video + sound pieces based upon three short stories by co-curator Leo Kuelbs make up the 30 minute looping program presented at the edge of the East River, on the Northern Anchorage of the Manhattan Bridge.
A group of visual and sonic-based artists from a variety of countries including Germany, Israel, Italy, USA, Portugal, Brazil and Hungary make “Submerged!” a truly international effort. When represented from multiple cultural angles, a mysterious whole reveals itself, always changing, just beneath the viewable surface.
Artists Include: United VJs, Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke, Jim Ellis, Sam Marlow and Alon Cohen, Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman, Kitzinger Gabor and Alex Hamadey, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps and Fabio Fonda
Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Karl Erickson