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Contents for August 22, 2016

1. Linda Carmella Sibio, Pat Oleszko, FF Alumns, receive Tree of Life Individual Artist Grant

Tree of Life is pleased to announce the five individuals who were selected to receive the Tree of Life Individual Artist Grant.

The Grantees are:

Ann McCoy, Brooklyn, NY

Pat Oleszko, New York, NY

Gelah Penn, Brooklyn, NY

Linda Carmella Sibio, Joshua Tree, CA

Nancy Youdelman, Clovis, CA

Additional information about the artists and their projects is posted to our website, www.treeoflifeartists.org, under Tree of Life Grantees.
Please consult our website for questions about our Grant Program or email us at info@treeoflifeartists.org

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2. Donald Hải Phú Daedalus, FF Alumn, receives Rhizome 2016 Net Art Microgrant

The results are in!

More than 300 proposals from artists around the world were submitted to Rhizome's 2016 Net Art Microgrant open call, and all were carefully considered by the jury.

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Donald Hải Phú Daedalus
Amira Hanafi
Georges Jacotey
Sam Lavigne & Tega Brain
Elizabeth Mputu
Chloe O'Neill & Sylvia Gutierrez

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3. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Green Tavern, Manhattan, Aug. 22

Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, featured reader, Mon. Aug 22, NYC & photo at auction, Tues. Aug 23, NYC

Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, will read a chapter from her new novel, WISH FOR AMNESIA (Deadly Chaps Press) as featured reader in the Saturn Reading Series curated by Su Polo at Shades of Green Tavern, Mon. Aug 22, 8pm, 125 E15 St. NYC. The other featured reader that evening will be Stephen Paul Miller. Here is a link to more information and a preview of Barbara Rosenthal's novel, Wish for Amnesia. In development for 38 years, Miller blurbed it as "the best thing since Burroughs!" It pivots around the son of Holocaust resistance workers who develops a Messianic Complex (Deadly Chaps Press): www.deadlychaps.com/novel

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4. Bradley Eros, Su Friedrich, Ilona Granet, Joseph Nechvatal, Tom Otterness, Barbara Rosenthal, Christy Rupp, Marja Samson, Carolee Schneemann, Robin Winters, FF Alumns, at Filmmakers Cooperative, Manhattan, thru Sept. 1

Barbara Rosenthal (FF Alum) is pleased to have been asked to donate a photo to the Filmmakers Cooperative for its auction. This is an 11x14 digital print of the full-frame unmanipulated 35mm BW negative "Six Tiny Trees Like Wheat Stalks, Finland, 2006" currently online for viewinghttps://m.paddle8.com/auction/filmmakerscoop through Sept 1 and live for bids Tues. Aug 23, 475 Park Ave South, NYC. Come bid for this great institution directed by MM Serra. The other artists in this auction are PEGGY AHWESH • ULVIS ALBERTS • THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM • ANDREA CALLARD • CALMX • DONNA CAMERON • MIRJANA CIRIC • JODY CULKIN • LISA DILILLO • JAMES DOWELL • SARAH DRIVER • BRADLEY EROS • PETER FEND • COLEEN FITZGIBBON • JAMES FRANCO • SU FRIEDRICH • BOBBY G • ILONA GRANET • ETHAN GREENBAUM • HAL HARTLEY • SHARON HASKELL • JASMINE HIRST • KATE HUH • TAKAHIKO IIMURA • KEN JACOBS • JIM JARMUSCH • ANTONIA KUO • JUANITA LANZO • KATY MARTIN • JEN MAZZA • JONAS MEKAS • JOCELYN MILLER • JOSEPH NECHVATAL • ALICE O’MALLEY • TOM OTTERNESS • CARA PERLMAN • WALTER ROBINSON • BARBARA ROSENTHAL• CHRISTY RUPP • LYNNE SACHS • ZOË SHEEHAN • SALDAÑA • MARJA SAMSON • CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN • ROSALIND SCHNEIDER • MM SERRA • RUSSELL SHEAFFER • SHELL SHEDDY • TERISE SLOTKIN • GEORGE SMITH & AMY LOWLES • MARK STREET • MOLLY SURNO • RICHARD SYLVARNES • LAURIE THOMAS • LESLIE THORTON • J. KATHLEEN WHITE • ROBIN WINTERS

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5. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, Sept. 3

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work.
"Over its impressive 15-year tenure at the Kennedy Center, the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival has become a burgeoning social event for the D.C.-area theater community, and a live workshop for audiences and local writers to actively share, collaborate, and create new ideas," said RobertVan Leer, Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning. "We look forward to seeing what creative new ways this year's talented art-makers choose to engage with the topics of the time, and remain committed to cultivating new artistic works within the D.C. and Baltimore Metro communities."

Hitting historical events, current topics, and imaginations of our future, Page-to-Stage's participants are actively engaged in the regional, national, and international conversations of our time. Their work digs into a spectrum of topics that intrigue and inspire them, and showcases the diversity of the city itself. From fresh participants like Monumental Theatre Company and The Law Theater Project, to established regulars including Venus Theatre Company and African-American Collective Theater, Page-to-Stage presents art by and for arts and culture lovers of all ages.

In celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary, the Kennedy Center's Atrium and Roof Terrace will be transformed into a café and beer garden for the duration of the festival. In partnership with Restaurant Associates, beer, wine, and spirits will be served at a special reduced price. Additionally, there will be a karaoke after-party taking place inside of the Atrium on Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m. On Labor Day, the Atrium will serve free hotdogs, chips, and soda beginning at noon on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

For the most recent up-to-date schedule, visit the festival website.

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR:
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance. Seating is limited and subject to availability.
"All ages" readings are specified in the listings below. All other events are not aimed at children and likely have adult language and themes. Age recommendations have been determined by the company.
Schedule and artists subject to change.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
AFRICAN ROOM
Unexpected Stage Company: What Difference Does It Make? Written by Deb Margolin, directed by Christopher Goodrich, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Written by OBIE Award winner and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company Deb Margolin, What Difference Does It Make? is a tragicomic human cartoon located in a telephonocracy-a land where the telephone company's Board of Directors has created its constitution and rules the world. The main characters, Myrtle and Arnold Schmidt, are struggling to reconcile different views on the importance of their own status as fictional characters, and hence the very meaning of their lives. Followed by post-performance discussion. Comedy. Adults only.
The Indian Ocean Theatre Company: A Theist, written and directed by John Sowalsky, 2:30-3:35 p.m. A full-length absurdist comedy which questions the existence of God. The perfect antidote for those who found The God Delusion too strident and God's Not Dead too trite. There are no easy answers, only cheap laughs. Followed by post-performance discussion. Comedy. All ages.
Unknown Penguin: Anatomy of an Infidelity, written and directed by Patrick Flynn. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Famed British broadcaster and science historian James Burke presents the audience with a test in perception. Ryan Hollander commits an infidelity of unknown severity against his wife Cindy Malatesta with a coworker during a party. We never meet the couple in question or know for certain what happened. Instead we follow two couples who know Ryan and Cindy: Julia and Frank, an unmarried but cohabitating D.C. power-couple and Becca and Amelia, a married "average" couple (Becca's an assistant, Amelia's a teacher). The couples all react to the infidelity differently but with a level of moral certainty that is then tested when their significant other does not automatically reinforce their views. Their relationships and views of morality are tested as the characters intertwine and interact. Presented in a Thornton Wilder-meets-BBC documentary style. Followed by post-performance discussion. Drama. Ages 13 and up.

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6. Susan Martin, FF Alumn, at Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room, NM, Aug. 23

Some Serious Business and Susan Martin, FF Alumn, Present:

A Literary Interlude with BETT WILLIAMS reading selections from new work and her novel The Wresting Party

SSB Artist in Residence ARTURO VIDICH reading from his sci-fi fantasy novel in progress Stage Fall

Tuesday, August 23, 7–9 PM / Reading begins at 8 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room, 308 Read Street, Santa Fe

www.someseriousbusiness.org

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7. Ken Butler, Terry Dame, FF Alumns, at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 10

Sideshow Gallery presents SONARE, an exhibition of eccentric, ingenious musical sculptures and other artworks by artist-musicians Ken Butler, FF Alumn, and Ed Potokar. These innovative works bridge visual art, design, sound art and music, as function and form collide in an environment of sound, light, and motion. Co-curator Terry Dame, FF Alumn. Opening Sat. Sept. 10, 7-10 pm and continuing thru Oct. 9

A concert series featuring outstanding instrument inventors will accompany the exhibition. It will showcase a selection of artists performing on their sonic creations and collaborating together.

Sideshow Gallery 319 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 486-8180

See you there!

http://kenbutler.squarespace.com

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8. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium, Sept. 11-Oct. 23, and more

PETER DOWNSBROUGH
FROM TO
POST CARDS

Sending a postcard has become something of the past, yet postcards are carriers of geography and identity, of place and destination. In 1980, Peter Downsbrough started using commercially available postcards as a topos or space in which to intervene with lines and words. Subsequently, they have taken their place, as they constitute a body of work that evolves parallel with his sculpture, photography, films and books. This volume, a co-production of MAC’s and S.M.A.K., contains a selection of postcards sent by the artist between 1980 and now, from an inventory-in-progress. The selection was loosely organized by chronology, after which the images have been reshuffled in terms of visual or mental affinities.

Sabine Folie’s essay offers, for the first time ever, an in-depth approach to this particular aspect of Downsbrough’s multi-faceted work.

Postcards (1980-2016) researched and edited by Kaatje Cusse
Preface by Philippe Van Cauteren with Denis Gielen
Text by Sabine Folie
Translation by Helen Ferguson (English)
Graphic Design: Mevis Van Deursen, Amsterdam, in collaboration with Eva Heisterkamp, Daria Kiseleva
English, Dutch and French edition

Published in 2016 by S.M.A.K. - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent,
and MAC’s, Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Fédération Wallonnie-Bruxelles, Hornu.

On the occasion of this publication, an exhibition takes place both in S.M.A.K. and in MAC’s, including original (unsent) postcards and works conceived by the artist specifically for each space.

FROM TO
PETER DOWNSBROUGH. POST CARDS

S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
11 September - 23 October, 2016
http://smak.be/nl/tentoonstelling/10459

MAC’s, Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Fédération Wallonnie-Bruxelles, Hornu
18 September, 2016 - 8 January, 2017
http://www.mac-s.be/en/8/78/Peter-Downsbrough

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9. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, summer 2016 events

Summer 2016 Exhibition & Project News

A lovely post from the Children's Museum of Art about Comity, the installation I did for them, that explores a willingness to see ourselves in other, especially people we do not feel we are alike. On display from 5/31 to 9/4/2016: http://cmany.org/behind-scenes-steed-taylors-comity-bridge/

In-depth interview about my road tattoos by the esteemed Micheal Corbin for his go-to website for all things contemporary art: http://artbookguy.com/steed-taylor-road-tattoos_1105.html .

Google Maps updated satellite images for the Boston area and my 2015 road tattoo Mirus Ambulacrum is now visible: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Lawn+on+D/@42.3444731,-71.0447926,81m/data=!3m1!1e3!4Lm5!3m4!1s0x89e37a86be93faff:0x5577fb629400bf46!8m2!3d42.3444751!4d-71.0448771 . Here is a video about it: https://vimeo.com/128516227 .

Lastly, I curated an exhibition, Hero Worship, for the NIAD Art Center. Their visual art program promotes meaningful independent living by artists with disabilities—while its artists create remarkable contemporary art. In an open studio environment with the guidance of qualified staff, NIAD artists acquire new skills in artistic practice and in independent living. Amazing organization and affordable art, NIAD should be on your radar: https://niadartstore.org/collections/online-show-67-hero-worship-selected-by-steed-taylor

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10. jc lenochan, Sean Leonardo, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, thru Oct. 30
A Dark Matter… is an exhibition, or better yet a visual conversation, about violence, economics and power. Using works by contemporary artists, A Dark Matter… examines the intersection of American violence and commerce, while also investigating how these power dynamics influence current American actions and attitudes. This exhibition not only seeks to explore murky and tumultuous terrain, it also seeks to create a dialogue about how we can forge ahead together, despite a dark history.
Artists featured in the exhibition are: Ken Gonzales Day, Samuel Levi Jones, Glenn Ligon, Shaun Leonardo, jc lenochan, Demetrious Oliver, Ebony G. Patterson, Jason Patterson, Cheryl Pope, Sheila Pree Bright, Dread Scott, Travis Somerville, Carrie Mae Weems and Hank Willis Thomas.
For complete information please visit: http://www.eiu.edu/~tarble/currentevents.php

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11. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, opening Sept. 9

Dear Relatives, Friends and Colleagues,
Trust this email finds you well and enjoying summer.
I'm delighted to announce "The Last Tree” installation will have its second showing at Buffalo’s Burchfield Penney Art Center. Scott Propeack, Associate Director of the Burchfield Penney, is the Curator.

Reception is September 9th 5:30 - 7:30pm.

The show has a long run, until February 26 of next year if you cannot make the opening.

I look forward to seeing you there.
My Best,
Babs

Link -- https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/exhibition:09-09-2016-02-26-2017-the-last-tree-babs-reingold/

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12. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online at http://entracte.co.uk/projects/cave-bacchus-e207-/

Announcing the release of the recording Destroyer of Naivetés on the Entr’acte label http://entracte.co.uk/projects/cave-bacchus-e207-/

Destroyer of Naivetés is a 1 hour 10 minute musical recording by Cave Bacchus (Joseph Nechvatal, Black Sifichi & Rhys Chatham) of Joseph Nechvatal's sex farce poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés, released on Punctum Books http://punctumbooks.com/titles/destroyer-of-naivetes

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13. Aviva Rahmani, FF Alumn, at Flomenhaft Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 15, and more

Opening Sept. 15, 2016 Earth SOS Flomenhaft Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 200, NYC NY curated by Eleanor Flomenhaft and Marcia Annenberg.

Flomenhaft Gallery 547 W. 27th Street, Suite 200, New York, NY 10001 (212)268-4952 www.flomenhaftgallery.com Tues-Sat. 10:30am-5pm

“Planet Earth, creation, the world in which civilization developed, the world with climate patterns we know and stable shorelines, is in imminent peril….continued exploitation of all fossil fuels on Earth threatens not only the other millions of species on the planet but also the survival of humanity itself – and the timetable is shorter than we thought.” Dr. James Hansen, Storms of My Grandchildren, 2009
The goal of this exhibition is to present art that alerts the public and to celebrate the 178 countries who signed the Paris Climate Treaty in 2016. The works on view are by 15 artists who are passionate about the degradation of our environment and the future for us and generations yet unborn. Together we are combining our efforts and struggling to save us all from an ecological apocalypse.
What threats do our artists address in their work? Their commitments to the ravages of our planet include climate warming by carbon dioxide derived from fuel emissions, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels. Our sea levels are rising so dangerously that increased coastal floods are eroding our coastlines. Pollution and global warming have also decimated our coral reefs. This has created a serious economic problem for people who depend on fishing for their livelihood. Additionally, the marine life that is endangered will not be available for the higher food chain predators such as sharks and whales. Further, our waterways have been polluted so badly that the population, especially our children and pregnant women, is being poisoned by rust, plastics, cast off drugs, coal tar wastes, and heavy metals such as mercury. Our forests are being ravaged by deforestation which contributes to climate change. Trees act as a natural carbon sink, removing carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Discarded clothes and other kinds of trash including plastics, solvents and lubricants are filling our landfills, releasing more carbon dioxide as they disintegrate. These are some of the concerns that our artists have addressed in their work.
“We have reached the moment when we must make the full-effort dash to capture our precious globe before it crashes and our team – the team of all species on our planet is destroyed. But for our team, unlike a baseball team, there will be no chance of a comeback, no next season to do better.” Dr. James Hansen, Storms of My Grandchildren, 2009
As you can see, we care very much about this subject and hope you would publicize this important exhibit to the best of your ability. Perhaps together we can accomplish something meaningful.
Please join us September 20, 6 - 8 pm for a lecture at the Flomenhaft Gallery by Dr. James Hansen, American Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University.
List of artists and their focus on the verso.
Artists Included in EARTH SOS
Marcia Annenberg – evaluates the absence of critically important stories from the news such as why the arrest on Feb. 13, 2013, at the White House of America's climate leaders, Dr. James Hansen, Bill McKibben and Michael Brune, was so under-reported in the press
Marcia Annenberg, Early Wednesday Morning
Krisanne Baker – creates ecological multi-media works concerning water quality, availability, and rights
Krissane Backer, Content Aware - Downstream
James Balog – his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography program that integrates art and science giving “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems especially melting glaciers
James Balog, Uummannaq Icebergs
Janet Culbertson - pioneering eco-feminist artist; her artwork depicts the industrialization of the environment with mysterious force
Mira Lehr, Coral Alphabet II
Janet Culbertson, Billboard Number 7
Mira Lehr – creates sculptures accreting coral onto them and works with biogeochemist and marine biologist Tom Goreau on a solution comparable to the restoration of coral reefs
Robert Leslie – photographer who explores the social, economic, and environmental shifts that have occurred due, in part, to extreme weather conditions and pollution of the environment with garbage
Robert Leslie, Crystal Beach
Builder Levy – photographed mountaintop removal surface mining which produces enormous toxic liquid coal waste reservoirs, as depicted in his book Appalachia USA
Builder Levy, Coal Camp
Aviva Rahmani – creates ecological art projects involving collaborative interdisciplinary community teams with scientists, planners, environmentalists and other artists.
Aviva Rahmani, Composed Trees (Detail)
Alexis Rockman – artwork depicts future landscapes as impacted by climate change
Alexis Rockman, Gowanus
Barry Rosenthal – using sculpture and photography, Rosenthal breaks down found object trash into themes of type, color, or whimsy bringing awareness to global issues such as ocean pollution
Barry Rosenthal, Dependency Number 2
Jean Shin – best known for her labor-intensive process of transforming scavenged detritus into visually alluring, sculptural art.
Jean Shin, Hide, Women’s White & Beige
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith – her art addresses both the oil industry’s destruction of the Native American waterways and its land and animal abuse
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Solar, Sacred, Secular
Harry Chaim Tabak and Nava Atlas - work focuses on the disposal of nuclear waste, using a variety of media, including painting, drawing, paper relief, and sculpture, using found wood, stone, and molten glass
Harry C. Tabak and Nava Atlas, Dispersal
Federico Uribe – repurposes cast off detritus items such as piano keys, cut up pieces of color pencils, or bullets into intricate and emotional assemblages
Federico Uribe, Facing Fears
Roscoe Wilson – drawings represent 9 days from his 87 Days Project (2016) which refers to the amount of time it took to cap the Deep Water Horizon (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
Roscoe Wilson, #40 May 29

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Opening Sept 28, 2016 National Center for Atmospheric research (NCAR),1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO. Curated by Marda Kirn and Lisa Gardiner with a reprisal of "Trigger Points/Tipping Points” among selected works from the 2007 "Weather Report ; Art and Climate Change” curated by Lucy Lippard for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, This show will be part of a History of Visual Arts in Boulder (HOVAB) project initiated by Jennifer Heath.

NCAR Statement: “Trigger Points/Tipping Points” was generated from a series of weekly collaborative video-recorded virtual sessions between artist Dr. Aviva Rahmani and paleoclimatologist Dr. James White. The work was generated with desktop sharing software and from real time photoshop doodling. Each session explored how deltaic and conflict zones in Bangladesh, New Orleans, and the Sudan were being impacted by climate change. Our goal was to capture an alternative paradigm and system of predictive modeling, equally based in science and art, to anticipate crises in time and space that was too urgent for conventional modeling. We applied virtual conversations to combining the analytic power of quantitative data and the integrative capacities of art-making. As we had hoped, predictive insights emerged from the give and take between the two poles of perception. The results surprised and alarmed us both us. These documented 2007 conversations, accessed from 85 countries, did predict that an imminent point of emergent crisis would occur in the Egypt, at the deltaic mouth of the Nile, manifesting as the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

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14. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, on Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn, and online, Sept. 1

Updated information follows below:

Please come to the Premiere of my video SUBLIMINAL  as part of "Earth Revisted” in collaboration with musician Laura Ortman & LKC

September 1  7:30 - 10 PM     ( Looped )

Projected on the Manhattan Bridge Pearl St/Anchorage Pl.DUMBO
and
LIVE STREAM http://www.leokuelbscollection.com/live-stream/
September 1   6:00 PM EST - September 2  midnight

SUBLIMINAL draws upon idiosyncratic symbols to reveal meaning from memory as it rides below the depths of time and opens doors to the dwelling of dreams when
earth is revisited.  Autobiographical episodes morph the presence of the past with flowers, rocks, clay and bodies, bringing to light an alchemical union.  Deep from within, sounds and song emerge as if exhumed only to be interred again by the music of the earth's core.

“Earth Revisited”
Concept/Curated by Leo Kuelbs

Artists: Nina Sobell + Laura Ortman, Danielle de Picciotto + Lary 7, Sarah Walko + Justin King, Laszlo Zsolt Bordos, Vadim Schaeffler + Pablo Paolo Kilian, Eike Berg + Jarboe, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps + Alon Cohen

As humankind evolves further into digital, non-terrestrial realities, “Earth Revisited” asks artists to reexamine their relationship to the earth itself. While shifting relationships to physics and environmental science have been well explored, “Earth Revisited” seeks to reconnect to the ground and explore our contract with the dirt below us. Thousands of years of human endeavors, from the most base to the most inspired, rest in pieces beneath our feet. Throughout the world, the remains of human history create the foundations of our present and physical future. Like a dark universe of dirt, minerals, living insects and the ruins of the past create a complex constellation that represents mankind’s host/parasite relationship to the place we call home. This view seeks to serve as a template for a selection of works that, instead of looking outward and creating a survey of what is seen, are generated by looking inward; from the conscious, through the subconscious and spiritual, through the surface of the ground and into years of terrestrial history, finally into the earth’s very core. It is a deeply personal, yet universal exercise and experience, the goal of which is to represent our constant and dynamic connection to the land we live on. Our minds might have begun their gradual ascent upwards into the cloud, but our feet remain firmly rooted in the land. Up to our ankles, our necks in the past, while gazing at the stars above.

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.

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