Light Year 79: Momentary


Thursday November 4, 2021

Streaming on Facebook beginning at 2pm EST (Link:

And projected onto the Manhattan Bridge* from 6:30pm-10pm EST

*Best place to watch is the Pearl Street Triangle

Curated by Leslie Moody Castro

Presented by AURORA

Artists: Kelsey Baker, Jeremy Biggers, Melanie Clemmons, Hector Ramirez, Tramaine Townsend, and Jennifer Wester.

Momentary is a brief and temporary rest, a time to be within the details of each video vignette. These are the slow and gradual details of intimacy and identity, of beauty in the banality of movement, of the delicate details of our pores and porousness. It is an invitation to slowness, to near stillness in movement, into a shift that invites a pause, an intermission, a breath.

Each video in this grouping asks the world to slow down, to see through a different lens, and at times, to separate vision and think beyond the body, beyond time and space, and into a world of slowness, a world of transition, a world within nuance.

This video exhibition is composed of six artists that live and work in Dallas, Texas.

About the curator:

Leslie Moody Castro is an independent curator and writer based in Mexico City and Texas where she has produced, organized and collaborated on projects for more than a decade. Her practice relies on itinerancy and collaboration, and her repertoire of critical writing and exhibitions illustrates her commitment to place in her practice. In addition to the belief that the visual arts creates moments of empathy, Moody Castro also believes that Mariachis make everything better.


AURORA is a public arts organization at the intersection of art, technology and community that presents works by some of the most visionary artists of our time. A cornerstone of arts and culture in North Texas, AURORA aims to expand the future of art through a dialogue that engages the creative possibilities within ourselves and each other. Since its founding in 2010 by artists Shane Pennington and Joshua King—along with veteran arts supporter Veletta Forsythe Lill—AURORA’s exhibitions, programming and Biennial have attracted over 300,000 visitors and commissioned and presented more than 320 local, regional and international artists. For more information, visit 


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by DUMBO Improvement District, NYC DOT, along with Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker (fka 3_Search). 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 supporting and presenting hundreds and hundreds of artists and curators from all over the world. For more information and submissions: