Light Year 46: Avalanche!
Thursday, February 7th, 2019, Dusk - 10pm
The Triangle at Pearl Street and Anchorage Place
Featured artists: Matthias Fritsch, Eszter Szabó, Maria Marshall, Marianna Vasileva, Wong Tsz Yin, Nata Metlukh, Michele Bernardi, Hund & Horn
Curated by Eszter Szabó, Matthias Fritsch, and Leo Kuelbs.
Moving Silence, the Berlin-based network for contemporary silent film, joins forces with the usual LIGHT YEAR team, along with Hungarian media artist Eszter Szabó to present LIGHT YEAR 46: “Avalanche!”
The original concept for “Avalanche!” revolved around the fear of retaliation for using one’s voice. But through the call and submission process, a more nuanced message revealed itself: that is the fear of being voiceless in an out of control environment. An inspired group of international artists adds depth and dimension to the quiet anxieties encapsulated in animated, camera-based and digitally originated works. Surprising, bittersweet, sometimes funny and intense, the approximately 30 minute program loops as the sounds of the trains passing overhead provide the soundtrack; adding another level of disconnection and happenstance to the proceedings.
When one considers the concept, its evolution, the contributing artists and creative team, the “Avalanche!” project is an authentic reflection of the LIGHT YEAR mission. That mission, in part, brings disparate voices together in order to better demonstrate what it means to be an international, empathetic entity.