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Artists Meeting large scale projections on Manhattan BridgeArtists Meeting large scale projections on Manhattan Bridge

Art Under the Bridge Festival in Dumbo, Brooklyn
September 28, 29, 30th, 7pm to 11pm
Front Street & Adams Street, Brooklyn
Video Projection on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage

I've been working with a group of artists over the summer. We have been finding ways to collaborate with each other through an open dialogue and discussion about art and group praxis. The name of the group is Artists Meeting;

Participating Artists include Leesa Abahuni, Nicole Abahuni, James Andrews, Daniel Blochwitz, Chris Borkowski, Ursula Endlicher, G.H. Hovagimyan, Thomas Hutchison, Lara Star Martini, Nsumi Group, [PAM], Joao Salema, Raphaele Shirley, Jason Wee, Lee Wells.

We will present our first public collaborative video installation this weekend at the Art Under the Bridge Festival in Dumbo, Brooklyn. We will project two 30 foot by 40 foot videos onto the south side of the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage from the loading dock just off the corner of Front and Adams.

The video projections are a mash up of short video clips and text documentation archived through emails as well as the group discussions online.

The content of the video is a mixture of documentation of meetings, a bocce ball game in which the artists play ball and talk about collaborating, self portraits of the artists, as well as abstract videos, motion studies, still photos, text, slides of various group proposals and a text crawl of emails.

The audio portion of the installation will be carried by several people wearing miniature clip on amplifiers to create a "Mobile Surrounding Sound" performance. The live loudspeaker personnel will interact with the viewers as they watch.

The result is an energetic display of sound and image can be seen in the tradition of Guy Debord's, The Society of the Spectacle.

Artist Meeting generously was loaned two high powered projectors from Future Lighting ( owner and LA based artist Paul Sangster. And the Foragers Restaurant is providing electricity and a location to project from. In addition, Foragers' is hosting an Argentinian Barbecue on Saturday and Sunday.

The 11th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival takes place from September 28-30, 2007, in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York. Dumbo Arts Center, the Festival's producer is anticipating over 150,000 visitors again this year. Sixty new art works will be scattered throughout the neighborhood, while 158 private studios will open to the public and exhibitions will run in sixteen different venues.

The event is the single largest urban forum for experimental art in the United States that transforms the distinctive waterfront neighborhood into a multi-sensory public art arena.

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the first night was huge - the next two will be -bigger & better

The first night of projections for the gumbo@dumbo went really well. Chris & Lee freshly back from Amsterdam handled the projections and the equipment interface masterfully. Chris built a jitter patch to play random clips and overlay text & live stream video for the 2nd projector. We have wifi. Tonight we plan to live stream over the internet the video documentation of the large crowd that is expected to gather at Front & Adams for the projections and Argentinian barbecue. The mobile surround sound amps were a big hit. People chuckled when informed that the sound track was being brought to them!