The sun sets. A small audience gathers on the sidewalk. Other New Yorkers rush past, some without noticing the large projection just above their line of site. Others stop for a couple minutes to take in the spectacle. A video, over two stories tall, glows on a nearby wall.
STTW is a guerrilla Arts collective that projects video art onto walls throughout NYC. With every screening, we’re incorporating art into the cityscape, projecting video on compelling textured surfaces, bringing it out of the rigid structures of galleries & exhibitions, and delivering it directly to people often in neighborhoods with little access to art.
Selected artists will create videos that play with the idea of portraits. All videos should explore the human experience or human figure. What is it to be human in this time of history, what defines us and unites us? Alternative takes on portraiture are welcome & encouraged. Straight Through the Wall seeks to better understand people both collectively & individually by assembling a diverse video program consisting of different voices & viewpoints.
November 20, 2018
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Description of proposed work (max 500 words)
Artist statement or bio (max 200 words)
1 - 3 Video Samples (Links to Youtube or Vimeo)
Thanks: Andrea Cruz, Esther Ferne, Ned Myerberg
Thanks: Estevan Vianes, Mom, Jett Cain, Chalalai Fischbach, Green Ghost Studios, Julian Klepper, Katie Morales, Emma ZT, Tony Yoon, Chris Wigington & Trotter
Concept & Choreography by Donald C. Shorter. Cinematography & Edit by Felipe Vara de Rey.