I’ve done my share of contemplating pool bottoms during swim practice while lapping the miles. But the pool’s been drained, and the ferry is free (bonus views of Lady Liberty) en route.
I am excited to be showing two video projections, Plastic Gulf and Sagacious Creatures at the LUMEN 2013 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY JUNE 15, 6PM – MIDNIGHT (ONE NIGHT ONLY)
LYONS POOL, STATEN ISLAND, NY
50+ Artists Transform an Immense Swimming Pool into a Sensational and Spectacular Luminous Playground Filled with Fantastic Creatures!
LUMEN 2013 features video installations, new media projections, animation, light and sound art and is curated by David C. Terry and Esther Neff. Terry is the Director of Programs/Curator at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) where he oversees the Fellowships, Curatorial, Sponsorship and Professional Development Programs while Neff is an artist, curator, theorist and founder of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL), which is a performance space in Bushwick, a flexible collective, and the moniker for her collaborative performance work with Brian McCorkle. In addition to the traditional open call to artists and emphasis on emerging artists, internationally acclaimed artists were asked to participate, selecting specific works that speaks to the phenomenal and playful locale.
In addition to the main swimming pool, artists and performers will utilize the diving pool, wading pool, lobby rotunda, the rooftop promenades as well as animating a near-by Parks tower that looms in the distance.
A huge special thanks to artist Malin Abrahamsson for sharing her work and projector with mine. And also to curator David C. Terry for inviting me to participate.
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