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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 sight. Others stop for a couple minutes to take in the spectacle. A video, over two stories tall, glows on a nearby wall.

STTW 2020
Featuring Video Works By:

Tracy Abbott Szatan, Ash Coates, Eric Corriel, Moran Dankner, Kitoko Diva, Jake Frisbie, Justice David Gutierrez, Jonathan Jerome, Sara Z. Meghdari, Jin Young Park, Lisette Ros, Jenn Ruff, and Melissa Vogly

Experience
NYC / Video Art

As people we constantly project our understanding of the world outward. Individual understandings intermix to create a greater shared reality (as we come together to form the cities we live in). Still, human knowledge cannot be separated from the human experience. Still, different realities exist within the scope of our cumulative understanding. STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL asked various artists what they want to say about the experience of being human. Tonight we present their views, intermixed, connected yet separate.

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STTW 2020
Outdoor Screening Dates:

Part 1 - Friday, Sept. 25, 7:15 PM
673 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Part 2 - Friday, Oct. 2, 7:00 PM
182 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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PART 1

Silent Self

Sara Z. Meghdari

Reframing Conventions During Quarantine

Lisette Ros

Version Recoil

Moran Dankner

In Need of an Origin

Jonathan Jerome

Vestiges of Disappearance

Jin Young Park

Dissolved Companion

Jake Frisbie

Alternative Energy

Alexandra Neuman

PART 2

Life Cycle 4

Tracy Abbott Szatan

[I come to you as the myth]

Kitoko Diva

Meteatrophic

Ash Coates

Lost at Sea

Jenn Ruff

Neptune's Cathedral

Justice David Gutierrez

Empy Without Me

Nic Koller

Graphic Score for Solo Violin

Melissa Vogley Woods

Melissa Vogley Woods with improvisation by Camille Vogley-Howes

Water Will Be Here

Eric Corriel

What is STTW?

We are STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL, a guerrilla Arts collective that projects video art onto walls throughout NYC. We scour the city for blank building facades, willing canvases waiting above busy avenues or hovering over quiet gardens and empty lots. With every screening, we incorporate art into the cityscape, merging it with New York’s varied architecture, bringing it out of the rigid structures of galleries & exhibitions, and delivering it directly to the masses.