Art + Culture
Light Year 26: (IM)PERSONAL
LIGHT YEAR 25: (IM)PERSONAL
Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, June 1
6 – 10pm
In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.)
Curated by Boris Kostadinov
Artists: Bernd Oppl & Bogomir Doringer, Ibro Hasanovic, Christoph Srb & Yodas Dolphins (Karl Kilian), Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda
(IM)PERSONAL examines the meaning of the missing human character and the classic narratives in video / film. There are no specific human characters in this selection. Paradoxically at the same time the videos tell specific stories related to specific life circumstances or some personal phenomenology of the artists.
The personification of the abstract or concrete object has its traditions in the film classic. We know how important is the objective world for David Lynch or how determinative is the place of the nature in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni. In video art – the direct documentation, fragmentation and de-fragmentation of the sites is not only easier than in the film productions but it is mandatory technique which most directly leads to the idea. This immediacy of the video makes the object looks heroic and it becomes the main character. Another important feature of these videos is the lack of dialogue and this is due not only the lack of human characters, but more because the original concepts – based on storyline and plot which do not rely on textual description.
About LIGHT YEAR:
LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project, with presentations in DUMBO on the First Thursday of every month, as well as in Berlin, and online. Since its launch, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 150 artists and curators from around the world.