Nights on the Lower East Side just got more exciting courtesy of Garis & Hahn. Each week from August 10 through September 6, 2015, video art will be projected nightly on the gallery's ground floor entrance windows as part of the curated "Summer Windows" series. Videos span from the abstract and experimental and include works making use of cutting edge digital technology. The videos were selected by several New York City curators.
The "Summer Windows" public art video project connects with Garis & Hahn’s gallery program emphasizing artist- and curator-led projects that further public engagement. The series builds upon a window projection of Eric Corriel’s Salon Vidéo that screened in the gallery’s windows during its December 2014 / January 2015 break. The initiative proved to be a popular one and provided an unexpected opportunity for art viewing, according to the gallery. "Summer Windows" builds upon the winter installation and is expanded to screen works by multiple artists while the gallery is closed for summer.
Hamptons art goers might have caught Eric Corriel's Water Will Be Here (2010) when the large-scale video and sound installation was exhibited at the Southampton Center in 2013 as part of the group show of site-specific works inspired by The Hamptons specifically or water in general.
Water Will Be Here is a site-specific video and sound installation. For the Southampton installation, two opposing walls were covered by a series of screens projecting choppy waters from a seeming endless ocean. The perpetual rise and fall of waves rolled several feet above viewer's heads, creating the sensation of standing below the surface while remaining unharmed. The piece explores what would happen if sea levels rose until cities found themselves underwater, said Corriel.
Here's the line-up of the curated videos available for sidewalk viewing on the Lower East Side of New York City. Garis & Hahn is located at 263 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
August 10 - 16, 2015: NYCorrespondence
Artist: Seth Indigo Carnes
Featured Artists and Poets: Includes Jonathan Grassi, Tim Fite, Ava Hu, Julien Levy, Chris Martin, Florence Montmare, Serkan Ozkaya, Zefrey Throwell and Marshall Weber.
Curator: Danika Druttman (Creative Director at the Roger Smith Hotel)
Details: The realtime window projection shows each artist responding to an existing visual poem in the loop, creating a constantly cycling stream of conversation over time. The mediated discourse is made possible by the combination of Poetics, a visual poetry app, and a customized tumblr created to receive and display compositions created by the artists with the app.
August 17 - 23, 2015: 100 Hours Per Minute
Artist: Jamie Zigelbaum
Curator: Catherine Paige Ross
Details: YouTube’s statistics page proclaims 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute. 100 Hours per Minute is an interactive artwork that displays averages of multiple YouTube videos overlaid and played together. Visitors tweet their searches to @100_HPM using an algorithmically generated, one-time hashtag displayed on the installation’s secondary display.
August 24 - 30, 2015: Collision of Matter
Artist: Andrew Erdos
Curator: Kristin Sancken (Curator / Art Consultant)
Details: Erdos’ overwhelming visual experiences weave together reflections on nature, culture, technology, science and religion. Drawing from his mastering of glass techniques, as well as from historical, mythical, and personal sources, the artist constructs open narratives which results in a sensory overload for the viewer.
August 31 - September 6, 2015: 7 Deadly Sins
Curator: Kristin Sancken
Details: Each day of the week curator Kristin Sancken will select a different artist’s video loosely based around the 7 deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. For this series, the focus is aesthetic subjectivity (rather than objectivity or narrative) as the key that defines the video art selection. Works will draw a parallel between time, substance and sense of self.
BASIC FACTS: "Summer Series" will be presented from August 10 - September 6, 2015 at Garis & Hahn, 263 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. Videos are screened from sundown to sunup. The gallery is currently closed for summer break and reopens in September. www.garisandhahn.com.
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