LIGHT YEAR 94: The Wind That Makes No Sound
LIGHT YEAR 94: The Wind That Makes No Sound
A monthly, international video art exhibit
One night only! Screening publicly in four countries
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Curated by Lee Wells
Participating Artists: Yorgo Alexopoulos, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Motomishi Nakamura, Amelia Winger-Bearskin---------------------------------ABOUT THE SHOW
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
A tree falls in a forest
Subtile quiet nothingness
Empty streets, secrets, and a loving whisper
A dream that's barely remembered
Clocks make no noise and time goes by
Memories of a past life
Infinities perpetual cadence---------------------------------SCREENING SCHEDULE
2-7:00PM CONTENT STREAM here on facebook.
7-10PM IN DUMBO. Projected LIVE onto the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Best place to watch is from the Pearl Street Triangle.
7:00-10PM ONLINE, LIVE STREAM FROM DUMBO. Catch the feed from the Manhattan Bridge and live right here on Facebook!
IN BERLIN, Germany! At SCOPE BLN Lübecker Straße 43, 10559 Berlin 7.30-10.00 PM CET
IN TORONTO, Canada! At "The Drey," Woodbine Ave, M4C 4E1, Toronto: 1229A, Toronto.
6-10 PM EST
In ATHENS, GREECE! ! At IFAC Athina, 11 Galaxia, Neos Kosmos, Athina 117 45 Greece
7.00-10.00 PM GMT+2
LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by DUMBO Improvement District, NYC DOT, along with Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project supporting and presenting hundreds and hundreds of artists and curators from all over the world.LIGHT YEAR is scheduled to run to show 100, celebrating over nine years of supporting creators and community.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/lightyeararts
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Winter Solstice, 2021
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist who innovates with artificial intelligence in ways that make a positive impact on our community and the environment.It is said that “The future is here it’s just not evenly distributed.” It’s the same way with the water crisis— it will be a crisis for all of us one day, but currently, those shouldering the most of this burden are the global indigenous, the water protectors seeking to stop the extraction and pollution of their ecosystems. It feels far away now, but their water is our water or will be soon. If we don’t listen to them it’s like we’re ignoring a message from the future. Part of Talk to me About Water is also bridging that gap for those who are experiencing the water crisis more acutely to hear from them, unfiltered. Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an enrolled member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation and a Banks Preeminence Chair of AI and the Arts at the Digital World Institute at the University of Florida.She is a Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Arts, at the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. She is the founder of the UF AI Climate Justice Lab and the Talk To Me About Water Collective. She founded Wampum.Codes which is both an award-winning podcast and an ethical framework for software development based on indigenous values of co-creation. Wampum.codes was awarded a Mozilla Fellowship embedded at the MIT Co-Creation Studio from 2019-2020 and was featured at the 2021 imagineNative festival. She continued her research in 2021 at Stanford University as their artist and technologist in residence made possible by the Stanford Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF) .
In 2022 she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Award as part of the Sundance AOP Fellowship cohort for her project CLOUD WORLD / SKYWORLD which will be part of the Whitney’s Sunrise/Sunset series in late fall 2022.In 2019 she was a delegate at the Summit on Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion for His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama, at his World Headquarters in Dharmsala India.The non-profit she founded IDEA New Rochelle, in partnership with the New Rochelle Mayor’s Office, won the 2018 $1 Million Dollar Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge for their VR/AR Citizen toolkit to help the community co-design their city. In 2018 she was awarded the 100k Alternative Realities Prize for her Virtual Reality Project: Your Hands Are Feet from Engadget and Verizon Media.
Amelia is Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, Deer Clan.
Caresser un mur, 2020
Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos is a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist working around language and identity.Born in Greece, raised in Paris, she now lives and works between Cairo and Paris. Her work investigates the definition and construction of identities, personal memories, culture and collective histories.Her work was exhibited in galleries and institutions internationally including Times Art Museum (Beijing, China), La Panacée (Montpellier, France), Gallerie delle Prigioni - Luciano Benetton Collections (Treviso, Italy), Somerset House (London, UK), Musée Zadkine (Paris, France), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, Denmark), Künstlerhaus Wien (Vienna, Austria), Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (Naples, Italy), AMA | Art Museum of the Americas (DC, USA), French Institute of Athens (Athens, Greece), CICA Museum (Gimpo-si, Korea) among others. Upcoming exhibitions include the Powerlong Museum (Shanghai, China) and the 5th Istanbul Biennale (Istanbul, Turkey).Kosmatopoulos also worked alongside socially charged entities such as the Organization of American States (Washington DC, United States), the Kayani foundation (Beirut, Lebanon), Unicef Blue Dot (Athens, Greece), One Happy Family (Lesbos, Greece) and the Museum Louis Braille (France) to create large-scale installations that raise awareness on social issues.
Motomichi Nakamura, Japanese born and graduate from Parsons School of Design in New York, is an award-winning Projection Artist and Animator based in Brooklyn, NY.His work is known for the use of black, white, and red and he creates monsters with minimalistic graphic elements inspired by Cryptozoology. He has exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries including the New Museum in New York, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, MARCO in Monterrey Mexico, Olympia Park Munich, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique among others. His animated films have been screened at Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival and his recent film “Okami” won in The Leeds International Film Festival.Commercially he has worked on projects for clients such as EA, MTV, USA Networks, and Sony and produced music videos for artists including Nicola Cruz and the Swedish band The Knife which earned him international recognition.
Millinist Source Code, 2022
Yorgo Alexopoulos is an American-born artist of Greek descent who combines a variety of media into immersive fine art installations and artworks. He is best known for his moving image works that fuse painting, drawing, photography, and cinematography into video installations and mixed-media sculptures. He often presents these works by combining and synchronizing multiple monitors or projections. Alexopoulos' artworks are concerned with the archetypal and often touch upon transcendental themes. Though he is frequently referred to as a digital artist, his practice is rooted in painting, the artist’s primary medium.
He has presented solo exhibitions at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, Cristin Tierney, New York City, and most recently at the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. Permanent public installations include in the Langham Hotel, Chicago, originally designed by Mies van der Rohe for IBM, the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s lobby in Las Vegas (both commissioned by Art Production Fund); and in the sky-lobby of the Norman Foster-designed Bow Building in Calgary, Canada. Alexopoulos is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is based in Los Angeles, CA.