We are pleased to report that Video Art & Experimental Film Festival 2011 was a huge success! Over two days, audiences gathered at Tribeca Cinemas to watch some of the best in contemporary video art and experimental film. Though the festival drew submissions from around the world, we were still lucky enough to have almost half of the twenty-five artists join us in person. Alicia Matthews flew in from the UK, Daphna Mero from Israel, and Marco and Saverio Lanza from Italy, with others travelling from around the US to be there. It was amazing, and a lot of fun, to finally meet the talented men and women behind the works.
On Friday night, panelists Kalup Linzy, Brian House, and Shelly Silver spoke to a packed house about the current state of video art, as well as its future in the digital age. The reception afterward was a buzz of excitement as artists, friends, and audience - members mingled in the lavish Varick Room. It was a reminder that the festival is only a starting point for conversations and collaborations extending beyond this year's event. We can't wait to see what happens next!
Thanks to all who helped us put on this wonderful event, from the Tribeca Cinemas staff to Kalup, Brian, and Shelly, to the artists of course, who made it all possible.
Enjoy the photos... and here's to next year!
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Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2011
Videoart.net is thrilled to present the 2011 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival at New York City's iconic Tribeca Cinemas on December 8th and 9th.
The two-day festival aims to introduce New York audiences to the most arresting, provocative, and engaging of contemporary works. Drawing from hundreds of submissions, the festival will feature a diverse array of work by groundbreaking video artists and experimental filmmakers from around the world, including the USA, China, Iran, France, Italy, Israel, and the UK. A panel discussion led by distinguished academics and industry professionals will follow the screenings, as well as a gala reception with the artists and panelists at Tribeca Cinemas' Varick Room.
PANEL DISCUSSION :
On the second day of programming, the 2011 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival will feature a panel discussion with three luminaries from the worlds of art and new media: Kalup Linzy, a renowned performance and video artist; Brian House, a creative technologist for the The New York Times Company's research and development lab; and Shelly Silver, associate professor at Columbia University and vastly respected artist working in video. The hour-long panel discussion will start immediately after the 7:30 PM screening on December 9, followed by a gala reception. Topics to be discussed include the globalization of video art and experimental film, the rise of online communities, and the impact of technology on art and artists. Brittany Stanley, Editor-in-Chief of Videoart.net, will moderate.
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., Manhattan, Take the A, C, 1, or 2 trains to Canal St.