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Bringing VIDEO ART to 8 different neighborhoods across Seattle via Interstitial Theatre's MOBILE SCREEN. Read more

Seattle, WA Video Art
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Bringing VIDEO ART to 8 different neighborhoods across Seattle via Interstitial Theatre's MOBILE SCREEN.

Seattle, WA Video Art
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Interstitial Theatre is a curatorial team of 3 female artists living and working in Seattle who believe that VIDEO ART has significant value. Together we develop impactful exhibitions that address important issues relevant to the video and new media arts community within Seattle.  Since 2010, Interstitial Theatre’s curatorial team has successfully presented 25 exhibitions and events, working with over 45 individual artists of varying backgrounds and disciplines who are making video and new media art.

(from left) The Ladies of IT: Julia Bruk, Kira Burge, Julia Greenway
(from left) The Ladies of IT: Julia Bruk, Kira Burge, Julia Greenway

 ...is a six-month long event (April-September 2013) providing free public access to contemporary video art within eight different neighborhoods across Seattle via Interstitial Theatre’s Mobile Screen. 


The goal of this project is: 

1) To broaden the awareness and knowledge of video art in Seattle by taking video art outside of the gallery walls to the streets where the passersby can encounter it more freely.

2) To provide a "venue" for artists making video art to share their work with the community.

Seattle has a vibrant pool of video & new media artists who seldom share their work publicly within our region. This seeming lack of opportunity concerned Kira Burge, who at the time was gallery-sitting at FORM/SPACE Atelier in Belltown. After expressing her concern to Paul Pauper, owner of FORM/SPACE Atelier, he agreed to provide her with a small oddly-shaped room at the bottom of his gallery to hold video art shows "interstitially" between FORM/SPACE Atelier's regular exhibits. Before the first exhibition date was set, Paul introduced Kira to Julia Bruk, a local video artist, photographer and community developer, and together they birthed Interstitial Theatre and subsequently spent the next 6 months curating and producing a monthly video art screening every 3rd Sunday from 1-3pm in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. 

Around this same time, Julia was in the process of opening a community photography/video/event space in SoDo, Rustique Studios, which quickly became a home to Interstitial Theatre with the first exhibit opening in April of 2011. With over 3000 square feet to use, Interstitial Theatre began to bloom, as Kira and Julia developed bigger and better shows. 

In December 2011, Interstitial Theatre threw their biggest show to date, "AUDIO/VISUAL" which brought together 16 video artists from up and down the West Coast from as far north as Vancouver BC and as far south as Santiago, Chile and paired them with 2 local bands for a show that brought in hundreds of local creatives to experience a beautiful synergy of art and music. Interstitial Theatre continued on as a duo (Kira & Julia) for the next 8 shows before joining forces with curator and artist Julia Greenway to produce an additional 7 exhibitions as an "after-hours" venue following First Thursday's Art Walk in Pioneer Square. 

AUDIO/VISUAL show @ RUSTIQUE STUDIOS // December 2011
AUDIO/VISUAL show @ RUSTIQUE STUDIOS // December 2011
Crowd getting ready to watch Anna Czoski's multi-media piece, "Architecture of Movement" // June 2012
Crowd getting ready to watch Anna Czoski's multi-media piece, "Architecture of Movement" // June 2012

In October of 2012 RustiQue was forced out of its lease and Interstitial had to move on. As a result of the foreseeable lack of a brick-and-mortar venue, the 3 ladies of Interstitial Theatre (Kira Burge, Julia Bruk & Julia Greenway) came up with the idea to build the Mobile Screen and take video art directly to the people. This proved once again that there is no obstacle too great for the women of Interstitial Theatre to overcome.

Instead of closing shop when things got tough, Interstitial Theatre has found creative solutions to better serve artists and the community. As well as bringing art to the people via the Mobile Screen, Interstitial Theatre continues to partner with established venues to  create impactful video and new media art exhibitions in Seattle. (Watch for us at SOIL in March 2014.) 

Please help us continue invigorating Seattle by supporting us, so we may continue providing artists who work with video and new media art opportunities to share their talents!

Video art is a type of art which relies on moving pictures and comprises video and/or audio data. (It should not however be confused with television production or experimental film.) Video art came into existence during the late 1960s and early 1970s as the new technology became available outside corporate broadcasting and is still widely practiced and has given rise to the widespread use of video installations. Video art can take many forms: recordings that are broadcast, viewed in galleries or other venues, or distributed as video tapes or DVD discs; sculptural installations, which may incorporate one or more television sets or video monitors, displaying ‘live’ or recorded images and sound; and performances in which video representations are included. (thanks wikipedia!)

>>>$25T-SHIRTS will be screen printed with love at our personal art studio downtown. Unique and one of a kind!

FRONT: Unique Camera designed by Julia Greenway of IT / 'interstitial theatre'
{3 options for cameras: Pioneer Square (black), Capitol Hill (white), and Columbia City (black) cameras}

BACK: i <3 video art


>>>$50 "MINI-MOBY" 
Your very own DIY mini-mobile screen on wheels featuring printed stills from the tour!




MORE REWARD DESCRIPTIONS AND UPDATES ARE COMING. STAY TUNED AND FOLLOW OUR CAMPAIGN!

$5,500

MOBILE SCREEN gets new WHEELS that make the ride smoother/safer/better!

$6,500 or more

Each participating ARTIST gets a STIPEND for all the hard work they've done! 

$7,500 or more

We buy a better TV and speakers for the mobile screen!

$10,000 or more

Funds NEXT YEAR'S 2014 MOBILE SCREEN TOUR 

**Special thanks for the track Quetzalcoatlus by Vox Mod, check out his amazing music at http://www.voxmod.com

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Risks and challenges

For the MOBILE SCREEN TOUR the challenge for us is to raise the money we need to pay for the cost of producing/running the Tour + some extra to provide STIPENDS to participating ARTISTS.

We are actively tackling this challenge from 3 SIDES.

#1 Kickstarter (Voilá! ..here you are!)
#2 Grants (to help offset transportation & upkeep costs for the Mobile Screen)
#3 Sponsorship opportunities (own a business? become a sponsor!)

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    with the Memo line reading "Interstitial Theatre" and mail it to:

    Shunpike HQ 2324 1st Ave, Suite 112

    Seattle, WA 98121

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Rewards

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    20 backers

    “THE MOBILE MAGUS”

    *receive a POSTCARD with a personal message from the ladies of Interstitial Theatre.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    42 backers Limited (8 left of 50)

    “GROUPIE”

    *receive a LIMITED EDITION hand-made Interstitial Theatre T-SHIRT, screen printed by the ladies of Interstitial Theatre.

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    1 backer

    “GROUPIE 2.0”

    *receive a Mobile Screen Tour *SIGNED* POSTER + POSTCARD with an EXTRA special personal message from the ladies of Interstitial Theatre.

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    6 backers

    “THE DIGITAL ROADIE”

    *receive your very own, one-of-kind (analog) MINI MOBILE SCREEN designed by high-end architect ladies of Interstitial Theatre. Featuring stills from the mobile screen tour 2013!

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    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    “THE COLLECTOR”

    *your chance to own a piece of video art! LIMITED EDITION DVD mini-reel of VIDEO ART from the 2013 mobile screen tour, curated by Interstitial Theatre, along with a personal POSTCARD & POSTER

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    “THE VIDEO JUNKIE”

    *we will add your venue/house to the 2013 MOBILE SCREEN TOUR! (only available to locations within the Seattle metro area)

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    “MOBILE SCREEN GODDESS/GOD”

    *PRIVATE SCREENING: the ladies of Interstitial Theatre will make a special trip with the Mobile Screen to YOUR next EVENT/PARTY (only available to locations within the Seattle metro area)
    *PLUS you receive a POSTCARD, POSTER, T-SHIRT, and MINI MOBILE SCREEN!

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Funding period

- (30 days)