A video festival about Brooklyn as a place and video as an art form
vBrooklyn presents video-performances, screened pieces and installations primarily based on original footage of Brooklyn's cityscape. Original video was shot by the artists mostly during 2007, with some footage dating back to the 1990's.
Brooklyn's urban and cultural landscapes are radically transforming as population and development hit critical mass. The festival showcases video-artists as they build an historical record of the borough through innovative, entertaining and personal interpretation and documentation.
Works focus on the immense complexity and detail that make Brooklyn a unique city within a city. Subjects include Brooklyn's waterfront from Coney Island to Greenpoint; landmark bridges and architecture; neighborhoods such as Bensonhurst, Kensington, and Atlantic Yards; and the people and experiences that define Brooklyn as a place.
With Brooklyn itself the subject of the festival, vBrooklyn hopes to create symbiosis between the borough and the resulting works.
vBrooklyn presents varied approaches to video – From narrative screened compositions to abstract improvised performances; From front-edge digital and software technology (including IDMI's 9-channel computer-based video system) to "retro" analog equipment and circuit-bent objects.
9 Channel Video
vBrooklyn features a 9-channel video system developed by its host, the Integrated Digital Media Institute of Polytechnic University, Brooklyn. Featuring a commissioned piece by multimedia artist, educator and software developer R. Luke DuBois with musician Todd Reynolds, vBrooklyn will present works created specially for this unique environment.
Video art plays an increasingly vital role in New York City culture. More artists are turning to it and audiences are more aware of it as a living form. Brooklyn's galleries, clubs and other venues have all contributed to video art's renaissance. It's fitting that video-artists repay that support with a living history of the borough.
|vBrooklyn is supported by:|
|The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and mediaThe Foundation.|
|This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.|