March 7th, 2008
The Dumbo Improvement District is working with the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), bringing a temporary public art project, “Applied Kinetics,” a video art project that projects a large screen on the Manhattan Bridge anchorage at Front and Adams Street. Dumbo’s Leo Kuelbs has curated Brazilian video-artist, Adriana Varella for this project. It was a cool sight to see the whole anchorage wall (pictured above) lit up last night showing the video installation.
Thursday, March 6th-Sunday, March 9th
Press release after the jump.
DUMBO, THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS A GALLERY
Dumbo Improvement District works to bring additional public art to the community
BROOKLYN, NY – On Thursday, March 6th, the Dumbo Improvement District, in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), will bring the temporary public art project, “Applied Kinetics,” to DUMBO. Working with DUMBO-based curator, Leo Kuelbs, the exhibition features the work of Peter Mackie, “Kinetic Painting, 2008,” and Adrianna Varella, “Defragmentation.” The project uses video art by Mr. Mackie and Ms.Varella to project large scale images onto the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage at the intersection of Front and Adams Street.
This video art project closely follows other temporary public art collaborations between the Dumbo Improvement District and the DOT. In late-February a mural, commissioned by the Improvement District, was installed on DOT property underneath the Manhattan Bridge overpass and launched the DOT’s first temporary public art program.
The video art will be on view from 6:00 – 11:30PM Thursday, March 6th through Saturday, March 8th and from 7:00 – 11:30PM on Sunday, March 9th. Mackie’s past work was recently on view in the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park as part of the Dumbo Arts Center 11th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival; this project is Ms. Varella’s first exhibition in the New York City metropolitan area. All technical equipment is provided by Rooftop Films.
For more information about the video art projects, please visit: www.dumbonyc.org.
The Dumbo Improvement District is dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of one of New York City’s most historic, dynamic and compelling neighborhoods. In no other place throughout the five boroughs can one find such impeccable views, alluring public spaces, charming streetscapes, unique shops and restaurants and celebrated architecture. www.dumbonyc.org