The internet gives individuals more power than before to form their own identity and culture by allowing them to connect with other like-minded people around the world. For this event, we asked international 3D artists to contribute their work which is either primarily distributed online or focused on internet-based themes.

Post Vision was started in 2015 by Nicole Ruggiero as a collective of artists who are inspired by and connected with the infinite possibilities of the internet. Nicole now works with Emma to curate and support artwork based around internet themes that is both technically and stylistically mature. As a collective, Post Vision aims to tether the artist back to the work created, reversing the trend of modern-day viral culture where the attachment of a name to work is difficult because of the digital landscape. Post Vision consistently curates online work via Instagram and prepares curated material for digital art events.

 Curated by Nicole Ruggiero and Emma Stern.

Live Stream from January 3rd, 2018 beginning at 7PM EST.



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The Manhattan Bridge comes alive with LIGHT YEAR, an ongoing program of projected video art presented every First Thursday of the month since 2015. Through curated exhibitions, LIGHT YEAR connects viewers to a global selection of contemporary video and technology-based work. The exhibitions are a destination for many. Thousands have gathered to see work, their own and that of others. Meanwhile, numerous passers-by pause their commute to engage the surprising projections. The result is that many people have used LIGHT YEAR as a means to develop a new relationship with the bridge, the triangle and DUMBO itself, as a unique and active community space. This relationship also translates to the overall art community, in conversation and participation, the world over. LIGHT YEAR’s online live stream takes the experience from the DUMBO streets to the world, as do the numerous photos and videos continually posted on social media.

LIGHT YEAR was founded on the concept of building bridges, increasing communication and connection, and the Manhattan Bridge is the source of that inspiration. To date, hundreds of creative participants from every continent have been a part of LIGHT YEAR. The concept also invites participants 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 presents shifting points of view and perspective, which impact meaning and interaction.

LIGHT YEAR collaborators, Curator Leo Kuelbs, John Ensor Parker and Creative Team Glowing Bulbs have deep roots in Dumbo, as well as contributing to the international art world. Working with the Dumbo BID and the NYC DOT, LIGHT YEAR is an authentic representation of the neighborhood’s relationship to the city and the world beyond and is presented to the public, every first Thursday, free of charge.