video_dumbo is a festival of contemporary video art to be held on September 23-25, 2011.
video_dumbo is the annual festival of international contemporary video art. This year video_dumbo will be held on September 23-25th as part of the 2011 Dumbo Arts Festival.
We are proud to present 67 artists from 27 different countries, a number of NY/East Coast and world premieres, including works from places as remote as Chittagong, Bangladesh and Tripoli, Lebanon.
For the past seven years, video_dumbo has been an important exhibition platform for emerging filmmaker and media artists. In our continuing mission to exhibit rarely seen video art, we present a growing selection of international, thought-provoking works to our audience.
Last year, video_dumbo was described as the most outstanding and best curated event of the Dumbo Arts Festival 2010 by the 18-person festival jury of NYC-based arts professionals.
Highlights this year include eight installations under the exhibition title QUASI CINEMA, featuring works that re-appropriate film technology as well as cinematic metaphors. Exhibition artists include Leslie Thornton, Aram Bartholl, Ernesto Klar, Ali Miharbi, Naho Taruishi, Andy Graydon, Cristobal Mendoza + Annica Cuppetelli and Ken Jacobs. Plus, there will be an introduction by the Boston-based media art DVD magazine "Aspect," as well as a special DVD release of the video duo Half Lifers.
Why we are doing a Kickstarter campaign:
After more than 7 years of continuous local and foundation funding, due to budget cuts, this is the very first time video_dumbo's basic funding is not secured. This is when we call on supporters like you to help us to continue presenting fabulous video art!
Over the last five years we have managed to present this volunteer-produced 3-day event without charging entrance fees to our audience, and we are committed to keeping it this way. Please help us to do so!
Your contribution - large or small - will enable us to:
* keep the promise to present contemporary video art from noon to midnight - an exciting scope of both local and international video art.
* present spectacular installations that juxtapose international and local artists, giving the artists the opportunity to present their work to a large audience.
* invite a number of exhibiting artists to NY
* continue to be an active exchange hub for video artists
* Keep the audience for video art embedded in the buzzing Dumbo Arts Festival atmosphere
* pay the following costs:
- Artists' fees
- Equipment rentals
- Installation materials
- Artists' travel
- Shipping costs
- Poster printing
Your contribution is tax-deductable!
Since Dumbo Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, your donation to support video_dumbo is tax-deductible to the fullest extent available under the law.
This year's program can be seen online at: www.videodumbo.org
We hope to hear back from you and looking forward to welcoming you at our festival!
Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
directors of video_dumbo
Executive Director, Dumbo Arts Center
Images clockwise from top left: Michael Robinson, These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us; Kelly Oliver & Keary Rosen, Second Firing; Fil Rüting, Dreamtime (tri Repetaé); Maki Satake, Omokage (Remains).
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