Ryan Uzilevsky  "Zygote," 2009

Vadim Schaeffler "Kugelstadt," 2009

Thomas Draschan  "Continental Divide," 2009

John Ensor Parker, "Flow Rate," 2010

Glowing Bulbs, "Mobile in Motion," 2010

Leo Kuelbs Collection

Light Year: Program 3:

July 2nd, 2015, dusk - 10pm
Dumbo, Brooklyn
Anchorage Place and Pearl St.

Multiple-Event Manhattan Bridge Projection Project
co-presented with the DUMBO Improvement District in conjunction with DUMBO First Thursdays.

Curated by Leo Kuelbs with Farkas Fulop

Work by: Thomas Draschan, Glowing Bulbs, John Ensor Parker, Vadim Schaeffler and Ryan Uzilevsky

Using work from two shows originally presented in 2010, July’s LIGHT YEAR: “Depth of Field,” considers the long view.  Five single-channel videos (four of which were previously presented on the bridge as part of “The Endless Bridge,” and one from “The Decelerator”) give us an opportunity to look back and compare our experiences then with our lives now.  This look back through time includes the first mapped piece presented in DUMBO, as well as the first released footage of the Gulf Coast oil leak.   LIGHT YEAR: “Depth of Field” serves as an encore for some of the best single-channel videos every presented on the bridge, as well as an invitation to look through time and consider what has changed and what has remained.


About Light Year

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.

More information: lkuelbscollection@gmail.com

Schedule and further information at leokuelbscollection.com/lightyear



Curated by Leo Kuelbs with Farkas Fulop

Work by: Thomas Draschan, Glowing Bulbs, John Ensor Parker, Vadim Schaeffler and Ryan Uzilevsky

More information here

“LIGHT YEAR”Program 2: 
Crest and Trough    

curated by John Ensor Parker and Sarah Walko

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

More Information Here

Also on June 4th:
Video + Sound Exhibition
Made in NY Media Center by IFP
30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

“Light Year” Inaugural Event:
Thursday, May 7th, Dusk

Program: “Submerged!”

Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Karl Erickson
Presented by Leo Kuelbs Collection

“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