LIGHT YEAR 18: “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One”                                             Projection on the Manhattan Bridge                                                                           Pearl St at Anchorage Place                                                                                   DUMBO, Brooklyn                                                                                                 Thursday, October 6th                                                                                                 Dusk-10:30 pm

6-8.30 pm
Digital Fairy Tales Reception, Screening and Panel Discussion
MINY Media Center by IFP
30 John St.

7-10 pm
LIGHT YEAR: Digital Fairy Tales
Projection on the Manhattan Bridge
Pearl and Anchorage Place

Digital Fairy Tales Celebration
Archway Cafe
57 Pearl St.



Thursday, October 27th/6.00-9.00 pm

The Runtingersaal/Keplerstrasse 1/Regensburg, Germany

Curators Leo Kuelbs and Sandra Ratkovic are thrilled to be joined by Erika Eichenseer to present Digital Fairy Tales in Regensburg, Germany on Thursday, October 27th. Not only is this the show’s European Debut, it also marks a homecoming as the new works return to their spiritual home in Bavaria.  A reception and a screening of the seven new videos will lead into a panel discussion and a viewing of one of the von Schönwerth’s original manuscripts.  


Album One 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 and Leo Kuelbs


LIGHT YEAR 18: “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One”

Celebrate Octoberfest with seven brand new, Fairy tale-based videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge!  Curators Leo Kuelbs and Sandra Ratkovic present “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One,” a free flowing set of visuals + sound pieces inspired by old German tales collected by Xavier Schönwerth in the 19th century.  This presentation of these weird and wonderful tales will bring seemingly ancient archetypal contexts and references into the 21st century.  By creating this bridge through time, “Digital Fairy Tales” will reveal and enliven commonalities of the collective subconscious covering the 150-year period in question and beyond.  Also, through the use of digital media, notions of storytelling are allowed to evolve, just as they have throughout history. “Digital Fairy Tales” is yet another new way to tell some of the oldest stories.


Besides the LIGHT YEAR presentation of “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One” on the Manhattan Bridge, you can celebrate with some of the creative team behind the project at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.  From 6-9 pm, drinks will be served, the complete show will be screened on their massive, 27 panel LED wall, and a screening will be held in their beautiful screening room with a discussion of the project to follow.  Afterwards, you can have another look at the work on the Manhattan Bridge and see how place and presentation change context.


The LED wall presentation of “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One” will continue at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP throughout the month of October.



LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in collaboration with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 100 artists and curators from around the world.


For more information on the artists involved in Digital Fairy Tales: Album One please read their bios here