The Urban Video Project Presents New Exhibition
By: Clare Callahan, CNY Arts Intern Fall, 2014
The Urban Video Project is currently hosting a year-long program of featuring “afrofuturist” videoart. Afrofuturism combines elements of science-fiction, historical fiction, fantasy and magic realism in order to critique present-day dilemmas of people of color and also to revise and interrogate historical events of the past. Intrigued? The two videos being shown at the Everson by Sandford Biggers will give you a greater perspective on what afrofuturist art is.
Sanford Biggers lives and works in New York City. His artwork integrates film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. His work has appeared worldwide and he creates art with the purpose of creating new perspectives on topics like hip-hop and politics.
Shuffle and Shake are two separate videos about about identity, specifically its formation and dissolution. Both works feature the electric presence of Ricardo Camillo, a Brazil-born, Germany-based choreographer, stuntman, clown and DJ. Shuffle explores how we navigate in society and mask our insecurities and inner pain. The video’s soundtrack is made from actual recordings of Bigger’s field recordings in Indonesia. Shake, the second video, features vivid imagery as it documents Camillo’s journey from shantytowns in Brazil to the ocean.
Sanford Biggers will be giving an in-person talk on Tuesday, November 11th that will be followed by a reception on the plaza. The entire exhibition will be FREE and open to the public! Attending is a great way to gain a new cultural perspective and to further support multi-media public art!
The Urban Video Project Presents: Sandford Biggers: Shuffle and Shake
The Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St. All videos are projected on the north facade of the building and are visible from the adjoining plaza.
Every Thursday thru Saturday from November 6th - December 27th. From dusk-11pm
Artist Talk and Reception:
Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 pm in The Everson Museum’s Hosmer Auditorium.
FREE! All Urban Video Project events are free and open to the public!