LIGHT YEAR 38: STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL
As people, we constantly project our understanding of the world outward. Individual understandings intermix to create a greater shared reality as we come together to form the cities we live in. Still, human knowledge cannot be separated from the human experience. Different realities exist within the scope of our cumulative understanding. With this in mind, STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL asked various artists what they want to say about the experience of being human. Here we present their views, intermixed, connected yet separate.
STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL is a guerrilla Arts Collective that projects video art onto walls throughout NYC. With every screening, they're incorporating art into the cityscape, projecting video on compelling textured surfaces, and bringing art out of the rigid structures of galleries & exhibitions and delivering it directly to people.
Curated by Nic Koller & Jenn Ruff
Live Stream from June 7th, 2018 beginning at 12PM EST and ending at 12PM EST on June 8th, 2018.
Featured Artists: Tracy Abbott Szatan, Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Jenn Ruff, Alba Soto & Óscar Vías, Raven Jackson and Alexandra Neuman.
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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.