2011 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival Follow-Up
We are pleased to report that Video Art & Experimental Film Festival 2011 was a huge success! Over two days, audiences gathered at Tribeca Cinemas to watch some of the best in contemporary video art and experimental film. Though the festival drew submissions from around the world, we were still lucky enough to have almost half of the twenty-five artists join us in person. Alicia Matthews flew in from the UK, Daphna Mero from Israel, and Marco and Saverio Lanza from Italy, with others travelling from around the US to be there. It was amazing, and a lot of fun, to finally meet the talented men and women behind the works.
On Friday night, panelists Kalup Linzy, Brian House, and Shelly Silver spoke to a packed house about the current state of video art, as well as its future in the digital age. The reception afterward was a buzz of excitement as artists, friends, and audience-members mingled in the lavish Varick Room. It was a reminder that the festival is only a starting point for conversations and collaborations extending beyond this year’s event. We can’t wait to see what happens next!
Thanks to all who helped us put on this wonderful event, from the Tribeca Cinemas staff to Kalup, Brian, and Shelly, to the artists of course, who made it all possible.
Enjoy the photos…and here’s to next year!