Art + Culture

Light Year 18: “Digital Fairytales: Album One”

Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, October 6
Dusk – 10pm
In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.)
DUMBO, Brooklyn

Curated by Sandra Ratkovic and Leo Kuelbs

Album One Artists: Rani Messias + Kinga Toth , Sarah Mock + Daniela Imhoff, Richard Jochum + Kriss Roebling, Integrated Visions + Miss Natasha Enquist, Radka Salmannova, Thomas Rotenberg, Josh Graham

Celebrate Octoberfest with seven brand new, Fairy tale-based videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge! Curators Leo Kuelbs and Sandra Ratkovic present “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One,” a free flowing set of visuals+sound pieces inspired by old German tales collected by Xaver Schönwerth in the 19th century. This presentation of these weird and wonderful tales will bring seemingly ancient archetypal contexts and references into the 21st century. By creating this bridge through time, “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One” will reveal and enliven commonalities of the collective subconscious covering the 150-year period in question and beyond. Also, through the use of digital media, notions of storytelling are allowed to evolve, just as they have throughout history. Digital Fairy Tales: Album One is yet another new way to tell some of the oldest stories.

Besides the LIGHT YEAR presentation of “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One” on the Manhattan Bridge, you can celebrate with some of the creative team behind the project at Made in New York Media Center by IFP. From 6-9 pm, drinks will be served, the complete show will be screened on their massive, 27 panel LED wall, and a screening will be held in their beautiful screening room with a discussion of the project to follow. Afterwards, you can have another look at the work on the Manhattan Bridge and see how place and presentation change context.

The LED wall presentation of “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One” will continue at Media Center throughout the month of October.

Watch the trailer:


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in collaboration with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 100 artists and curators from around the world.