Light Year 40: Sine Gallery
Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 8 - 10pm
Best place to view: from the Pearl Street Triangle
Curated by Katie Hector and Patricia Brace
Artists: Jesus Benavente, Patricia Brace, Damien Davis, Dominique Duroseau, Joiri Minaya, and Yali Romagoza
This collection of videos illuminates a cross section of contemporary American identity through the blending of personal narratives with constructed mythologies. This screening mediates the aesthetics of graphic imagery, performance, and artistic intervention in order to extract new perspectives on the human and environmental condition. The medium of projected light amplifies these variant conceptions of identity and transposes them to a colossal scale, embedding their imagery within the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. DUMBO, New York City becomes the substrate and the stage on which these metaphysical conversations take place as individual experience shifts into the public forum.
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 250 artists and curators from around the world.