A video festival about Brooklyn as a place and video as an art form
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vBrooklyn presents video-performances and screened pieces primarily based on original footage of Brooklyn's cityscape. Video was shot by the artists mostly during 2008, 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. Current and previous subjects include Brooklyn's waterfront from Floyd Bennett Field 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, and will present works created specially for this unique environment.

Why Video?

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.
Dec 12 & 13, 2008
Polytechnic University
Brooklyn, NY

vBrooklyn 2007
vBrooklyn 2006

vBrooklyn is supported by:
Forward Motion Theater
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn
Integrated Digital Media Institute
Brooklyn Arts Council
Experimental Television Center NYSCA
mediaThe Foundation
The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and mediaThe Foundation.