Bordos.ArtWorks "CRYSTALLINE"

Danielle De Picciotto "Net of Mirrors"

Thomas Lüer "Single Channel"

Robert Seidel "Vitreous #2"

Glowing Bulbs, "Mobile in Motion," 2010

Leo Kuelbs Collection

Light Year:  4:
“Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors”  

August 6th, 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 and Eike Berg

Participating artists:
soundtrack created by: Alexander Hacke (New York/Berlin)


Bordos.ArtWorks (Budapest)
Danielle de Picciotto (New York/Berlin)
Helga Griffiths (Darmstadt)
Thomas Lüer (Frankfurt)
Robert Seidel (Berlin)
Caspar Stracke (Helsinki)

“Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” continues its evolution:  transforming from an installation-based art+sound event, to a single-channel public art event presented  on the Manhattan Bridge as part of the LIGHT YEAR series.

“Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” deals with the idea of "Dependent Origination,” which states that “all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes and conditions.”  The growing realization of the interconnected nature of existence is the starting point for the six visual works playing to a single, unsynchronized,  soundtrack.  Every moment is singular, yet similar.   Moments reflecting upon moments, and moments…

The dynamic nature of the circuits of communication between multiple objects and infinite reflections—the stuff of the communal fabric itself—are another aspect illuminated by “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors.”

Six artists working in video/time-based media will create the visual aspects of the show, while a singular soundtrack created by Alexander Hacke will loop independently. The sound expands the single video works and vice versa each autonomous visual changes the perception of the sound.  The inner structure of the show represents the idea. 

More information about the artists here.
To learn more about Hacke's soundtrack for "Transflexion," INDRA, visit here.


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:

Schedule and further information at


August 6th, 2015, dusk - 10pm

Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Eike Berg

Participating artists:
soundtrack created by: Alexander Hacke (New York/Berlin)

Bordos.ArtWorks (Budapest), Danielle de Picciotto (New York/Berlin), Helga Griffiths (Darmstadt), Thomas Lüer (Frankfurt), Robert Seidel (Berlin) and Caspar Stracke (Helsinki)

More information about the artists here.


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