Light Year

Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge

On the First Thursday of every month in conjunction with the First Thursday Gallery Walk
Dusk – 10pm in the Pearl Street Triangle
Co-presented with 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker), with support from NYC DOT Art.

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.

The collaborators–Leo Kuelbs, John Ensor Parker and Glowing Bulbs–are based in Dumbo, and have been a part of almost every major projection event that has taken place on the Manhattan Bridge since 2010. Their daily interactions with the bridge and the neighborhood, as well as their internationally recognized creative achievements are at the heart of the Light Year concept and project.

Since its launch in 2015, Light Year has hosted the work of over 200 artists and curators from around the world. It is presented to the public, every first Thursday, free of charge.

About Light Year 34: Light + Time + Experimentation 

LIGHT YEAR 34: Light + Time + Experimentation Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, February 1 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn This show brings together a diverse group of 7 artists from around the world, with a shared passion for light, time, experimentation, and the creation of transcendent experiences. A variety of technical interpretations are employed in the collection, spanning the spectrum of analog and digital light art. Slide projection, liquid projection, Lumia, lasers, the use of prisms, analog video synthesis, photography, digital machines, digital display, and the writing of code are

About Light Year 33: Textural Psychedelia 

LIGHT YEAR 33: Textural Psychedelia Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, January 4 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Textural Psychedelia is a group show devoted to artists who explore texture in surreal, mind- expanding ways. Through the use of manipulated video, procedural generation, and found footage, these artists use texture as a jumping-off point to examine interpersonal relationships, childhood trauma, grief, molecular structure, and more. Featuring works by Ronan Devlin, Cait Carvahlo, Anton Marini & Danielle Ezzo, and David Hall. About LIGHT YEAR: LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented

About Light Year 32: Addressing Home 

LIGHT YEAR 32: Addressing Home Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, December 7 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Personal video responses to the topic of “What does home mean?” from students of the Art and Art Education program’s Video Art Class at Teachers College, Columbia University. 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

About Light Year 31: Identity 0.0 

LIGHT YEAR 31: Open to Interpretation Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, November 2 7 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Leo Kuelbs with Aaron Riedel Artists: Daniela Kostova, Naormi Meijia Wang, Radka Salcmannova, Thomas D. Rotenberg, Sarah Trouche, Mai T. Segura & Harald V. Uccello, Kinga Toth, Richard Jochum “Identity 0.0” is a collaborative video and sound program exploring the changing meanings of “self” and “individuality.” Digital reality has allowed for enhanced communication, thus the possibility of easier integration, between individuals from cultures near and far. What was foreign is now only a keystroke away. Gender

About Light Year 30: Open to Interpretation 

LIGHT YEAR 30: Open to Interpretation Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, October 5 7 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Glowing Bulbs Artists: Cyriac Harris, Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), Chi Ka, Dev Harlan, Viktor Vicsek, Andrea Sztojánovits, Martin Daniel Gabor and Albin Bousquet “Open to Interpretation” is a publicly-presented video art show that explores the dynamic relationship between contemporary video art, sonic art, live performance and cultural reflection. Where does VJing end and Video Art begin? And how do music videos fit into this dynamic puzzle? Are there boundaries or just overlapping categories? VJing

About Light Year 29: We the Hell Am I 

LIGHT YEAR 29: We the Hell Am I Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, September 7 7 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Erin Joyce Projects Artists: Andrew Erdos, Nicholas Galanin, Liss LaFleur and Dylan McLaughlin. How do we create identity? Is it entirely of the self, or are there ancillary factors that influence the way we identify our persona. We The Hell am I, redresses and examines place, past histories, gender roles, traumas, contemporary mythologies, and movement through time and space as an amalgam and pastiche of complex identity construction. Featuring works

About Light Year 28: Brooklyn Based 

LIGHT YEAR 28: Brooklyn Based Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, August 3 8 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Brooklyn-Based is a set of videos all including work from artists based in Brooklyn, and as part of the Leo Kuelbs Collection. Created specifically for the LIGHT YEAR program, Brooklyn-Based is designed to celebrate local artists and their contributions to the LIGHT YEAR program and the Brooklyn community as a whole. About LIGHT YEAR: LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor

About Light Year 27: Motion 

LIGHT YEAR 27: MOTION by Triangle Arts Association Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, July 6 1 8 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by: Chloé Angiolini & Azzah Sultan Triangle is an artist‐founded non‐profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982. Their programs emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies and public programs. In this exhibit, they have 5 artists part of the Triangle family: John Bjerklie, a current board member at Triangle; Aya Momose, a current resident at Triangle, Rachel Monosov and Lior Tamim, two alumns of Triangle; and

About 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.) DUMBO, Brooklyn 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

About Light Year 25: coGalleries Presents 

LIGHT YEAR 25: COGALLERIES PRESENTS Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, May 4 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by coGalleries Artists: Annique Delphine, Berna Reale and Nina E. Schönefel "LIGHT YEAR 25: coGalleries Presents" brings you the work of three emerging artists all dealing with political and social issues through various mediums. “Objectify Me”, Annique Delphine’s first short film articulated around the deconstruction of social norms regarding desire and objectification. In her performances and installations, Brazilian artist Berna Reale engages either her own body or those of willing participants to reflect

About Light Year 24: Passenger Moments 

LIGHT YEAR 24: PASSENGER MOMENT Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, April 6 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Luchia Meihua Lee, the Executive Director of the Taiwanese American Arts Council Artists: Meng Chih Chiang, Jeremiah Teipen, Poyen Wang, Chinchih Yang, and Rosalie Yu + Alon Chitayat Passenger Moment is a title which designates reacting to a system of thought that is based on life. As humans, we are confronted with a transitory existence that is relative to the world when we arrived. Included in this exhibit are five artists

About Light Year 23: Digital Fairy Tales: Album Two 

LIGHT YEAR 22: DIGITAL FAIRY TALES: ALBUM TWO Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, March 2 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Sandra Ratkovic Artists: Keegan Luttrell + Justin King, Daniela Kostova + Anna Leevia, Daniela Imhoff, Kristian Pedersen + Elke Brauweiler, Anton Marini & Danielle Ezzo, Boris Kralj + Matresanch, Michael McGuirk + Alex Hamadey Curators Leo Kuelbs and Sandra Ratkovic present “Digital Fairy Tales: Album Two,” the second set of visual + sound pieces inspired by old German tales collected by Xavier von

About Light Year 22: “Neo-Past-Forward” 

LIGHT YEAR 22: NEO-PAST-FORWARD Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, February 2 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Lee Wells / IFAC Arts Artists: Bibbe Hansen, dnasab, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Lee Wells, Patrick Lichty, Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Sean Capone International Fine Arts Consortium (IFAC Arts) presents a disjointed narrative of complex thoughts, emotions and contemporary discourse. Godard said, “The so-called ‘digital’ is not a mere technical medium, but a medium of thought. Yet theorists try to define our times through terms like Post-Internet, Post-Truth, and Post Reality, artists return

About Light Year 21: “Peering Behind Appearances” 

LIGHT YEAR 21: PEERING BEHIND APPEARANCES Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, January 5 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Erin Dziedzic, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri Artists: Janaye Brown (NY), Craig Drennen (GA), Kevin Jerome Everson (VA), Victoria Fu (CA) and Lilly McElroy (KS) The world expands through the lens of the video camera, creating changeable versions, skewed perspectives of reality, and revelations in instances. This group of works pulls from a bandwidth that looks into, beyond, and behind appearances of

About Light Year 20: Attachments 

LIGHT YEAR 20: ATTACHMENTS Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, December 1 Dusk - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Leo Kuelbs. Artists: Matl Findl, Miklos Buk, and Danielle de Picciotto. “Attachments” is a set of three short films, set in three different countries, exploring what happens when fate intervenes, be it in the form of another person, an event, an affliction, etc. and attaches itself to us, effectively changing who we are forever.   It is a step forward towards blurring the lines between video art and experimental cinema.   These were

About Light Year 19: “Advances and Retreats” 

This month's installment of single channel videos ask the viewer to bear witness.

About Light Year 18: “Digital Fairytales: Album One” 

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

About Light Year 17: “Earth Revisited” 

LIGHT YEAR 17: EARTH REVISITED Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday September 1 Dusk - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Anchorage Place & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Concept/Curated by Leo Kuelbs Artists: Nina Sobell + Laura Ortman, Danielle de Picciotto + Lary 7, Sarah Walko + Justin King, Laszlo Zsolt Bordos, Vadim Schaeffler + Pablo Paolo Kilian, Eike Berg + Jarboe, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps + Alon Cohen As humankind evolves further into digital, non-terrestrial realities, “Earth Revisited” asks artists to reexamine their relationship to the earth itself. While shifting relationships to physics and environmental science have

About Light Year 16: This Land Is Your Land 

LIGHT YEAR 16: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday August 4 Dusk - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Anchorage Place & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Erin Joyce Projects Artists: Sama Alshaib, Basma Alsharif, Raven Chacon, Nicholas Galanin, Steven J. Yazzie “This Land is Your Land” is a six-film video installation that examines the dynamism of diasporic communities, the history of violence against diasporic individuals, and the profane abuse of assaultive power that manifests in governmental policies against immigrant or “unwanted” groups. The topic of this exhibition could not be

About Light Year 15: “The Hollows” 

LIGHT YEAR 15: THE HOLLOWS Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday July 7 Dusk - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Anchorage Place & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Electrique is a video directed by Sofia Theofilaktidis, edited and animated by Spyros Dahlias. It follows Electra, alone at night in her house, as she is left to confront her fear of the dark. Electricity is her only company, manifesting itself in various forms and colors. Edited from a first person’s point of view who is playing hide and seek, animated lights bring comfort at times and at others, distress.

About Light Year 14: “Japan Parade” 

Eight video artists use modern animation and high-tech methods to explore traditional Japanese art.

About Light Year 12: One If By Land, Two If By Sea 

Videos: Adrian K, Alex Kwan, Cindy Suen, Aya Kakeda + Deodato Pangandoyon, Marka27, Michael C. Hsiung, Rose Wong, Stickymonger, Taezoo Park, Scott Albrecht Curated by Albert Chau 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

About Light Year 9: Silence! 

Artists: Noah Klersfeld, Tomas Eller, Kim Joon, Yi Zhou, Eelco Brand, Christine Schulz Curated by Leo Kuelbs 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

About Light Year 8: New Video Art from Berlin 

December Light Year delves into the academic realms of Germany’s New Media scene.

About Light Year 7: Decomposing Hierarchies 

LIGHT YEAR 7: Decomposing Hierarchies Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, November 5 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Sarah Walko, Director of Arts Programming Works by Marble House Project 2015 Residents: Anne Katrine-Senstad, Catherine Page Harris, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Margeaux Walter, and Jeannette Ehlers. “Decomposing Hierarchies” is a publicly-presented video art exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge anchorage that explores various approaches to striping systemic hierarchies. The descriptive “decomposing” is chosen as each of the artists is pulling us through a transformation. Whether between living species, value systems or race, all

About Light Year 6: “Open to Interpretation” 

LIGHT YEAR 6: Open to Interpretation Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, October 1 7 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Works by: Cyriac Harris, Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), Chi Ka, Dev Harlan, Viktor Vicsek, Andrea Sztojánovits, Martin Daniel Gabor and Albin Bousquet “Open to Interpretation” is a publicly-presented video art show that explores the dynamic relationship between contemporary video art, sonic art, live performance and cultural reflection. Where does VJing end and Video Art begin? And how do music videos fit into this dynamic puzzle? Are there boundaries or just overlapping categories? VJing can best be

About Light Year 5: Chimera Presents 

  LIGHT YEAR PROGRAM 5: CHIMERA PRESENTS September 3, 2015, 8-10 pm Artists: ÁRON KÚTVÖLGYI-SZABÓ (Hungary), TSUYOSHI ANZAI (Japan), ÁDÁM SZABÓ (Hungary), and PETER AERSCHMANN (Switzerland) Curated by Patrick Urwyler 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

About Light Year 4: Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors 

Artists: Bordos.ArtWorks, Danielle de Picciotto, Helga Griffiths, Thomas Lüer, Robert Seidel, Caspar Stracke, Alexander Hacke Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Eike Berg 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

About Light Year 3: Depth of Field 

  Artists: Thomas Draschan, Glowing Bulbs, John Ensor Parker, Vadim Schaeffler and Ryan Uzilevsky Curated by Leo Kuelbs with Farkas Fulop 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

About Light Year 2: Crest and Trough 

Artists: Ella Condon, Joao Penoni, Klaus Pamminger, Marina Zurkow, Paul Miller, Shahram Entekhabi, Zina Saro-Wiwa Curated by John Ensor Parker and Sarah Walko 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

About Light Year 1: Submerged! 

Artists: United VJs, Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke, Jim Ellis, Sam Marlow and Alon Cohen, Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman, Kitzinger Gabor and Alex Hamadey, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps and Fabio Fonda Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Karl Erickson 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