Fifth Annual Video and Performance Art Festival

LUMEN 2014 | Sat June 28, 2014 | 7PM-midnight | FREE (sugg. donation $5/door)

Location: Atlantic Salt, 561 Richmond Terrace, SI NY 10301
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[LUMEN 2012] Panorama
Image: LUMEN 2012, Atlantic Salt. Courtesy of Mike Shane Photography.
LUMEN is not a traditional film festival or gallery art experience. It is a one-day, 5-hour festival that features video and performance art by emerging artists and more established artists at the forefront of their media.
LUMEN begins before the sun sets and continues until midnight. Videos, performances, and installations occur simultaneously. There is no “main stage” or center focus, instead visitors are invited to safely and organically discover art scattered throughout the site.
We are celebrating the fifth incarnation of the festival back where it all began: Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront dock — 561 Richmond Terrace. The international outdoor and performance art festival is curated by David C. Terry and Esther Neff.
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  • General Event FAQ

    Where is the event and how can I get there?
    LUMEN 2014 will take place at Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront dock, located at 561 Richmond Terrace, about a 35 minute ride via public transportation from downtown Manhattan.
    It is an 8 minute bike ride or 15 minute walk from the St. George Ferry Terminal in downtown Staten Island. The ferry ride is approximately 30 minutes, and runs every half-hour on the hour and half-past. You can find the schedule here.
    Staten Island Arts will be running FREE shuttles from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, from the bottom of the stairs on the Richmond County Ballpark side of the terminal. It will be a Yellow School Bus and can accommodate approximately 35-40 individuals. It will leave accordingly:
    - First shuttle leaves SI Ferry Terminal for Atlantic Salt at 6:45pm.
    - The shuttle will leave the SI Ferry Terminal 5 minutes after each boat docks. The last shuttle to Atlantic Salt will be at 11:35pm.
    - The shuttle will do return trips from Atlantic Salt to the SI Ferry Terminal every 15 minutes starting at 6:55pm.
    - Last shuttle leaves Atlantic Salt to at 12:30.
    Is there parking onsite?
    If you are planning on driving to the event you MUST park at one of the following:
    • Ferry Terminal Lots ($7) + FREE Shuttle from steps by Richmond County Ballpark
    • FREE Street parking in New Brighton area.
    Is there a rain date?
    LUMEN is an outdoor event. Light rain will be handled with tarps, heavy rain will cancel the event. There is NO rain date.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Staten Island Arts is looking for energetic and outgoing volunteers to help make another LUMEN a success. Your help is vital to this event! If you like: contemporary art, alternative art spaces, waterfront views of NYC, and volunteering, this is a great opportunity for you!
    If you are interested in getting more experience with Event production, Production Management (Projectors, DVD players, Screens), Art installation, and Customer Service this is the place for you. If you already have that kind of experience, consider it a mega-plus! Its also great way to network and meet other artists and art-lovers.
    Join us at the Volunteer Meeting/Party? Its on Tuesday, June 10 at 7pm at Culture Lounge in the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Help make the festival happen and meet other LUMEN Lovers! Fill out this form and/or contact Monica at

  • LUMEN 2014 Curators

    David C. Terry (curating LUMEN 2013′s video and installation work) is the Director of Programs/Curator at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) where he oversees the Fellowships, Curatorial, Sponsorship and Professional Development Programs.
    Prior to NYFA, Mr. Terry was Assistant Director at the Pelham Art Center, where he directed the exhibition, educational and outreach programs. His professional career covers a wide range of curatorial, artistic, arts administrative and academic experience. He earned his BA at the College of William and Mary, and while earning his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Terry began his administrative and teaching career. Since that time he has taught a variety of classes including objective and figurative drawing, abstract and figurative sculpture, portraiture and environmental and site-specific sculpture to students of all age ranges. Mr. Terry is a working artist, curator, juror, and a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, Bronx Council on the Arts, Westchester Biennale, the Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program, and a member of the GIA Support for Individual Artists Group Steering Committee.
    Mr. Terry’s awards include Artists in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts; BRIO, Bronx Council on the Arts; The Puffin Foundation; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and the Arts and Business Council’s Arts Leadership Institute Award and the Elizabeth Foundation’s Residency Grant.
    Esther Neff (curating LUMEN 2013′s performance art) is an artist, curator, and theorist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL), which is a performance space in Bushwick, a flexible collective, and the moniker for her collaborative performance work with Brian McCorkle.
    Curatorial projects are often in the form of performative institutional critique and have included two conferences, exhibitions at Grace Exhibition Space, Vaudeville Park, BOB the Pavilion at Columbia University, SUPERFRONT at Industry City, tours to Chicago and Berlin, four years of PERFORMANCY FORUM, a monthly platform for performance art, social performance practices, and critical dialogue, and collaborative curation with IV Soldiers Gallery, The Super Coda/Valerie Kuehne, and the No Wave Performance Task Force. She is a lead organizer of the upcoming Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (July 2013). Her own work has been supported through Swing Space from LMCC and Ind-Tier from BAC, residencies at University Settlement, chashama, and LPAC, and performed around the world.

  • 2014 Media Kit

    LUMEN 2014 Press Release
    Interested in including covering/researching LUMEN Festival? Contact Gena Mimozo at 718-414-6907 or for more information.

  • 2014 Vendors & Sponsors

    Atlantic Salt Company
    Crossfire Productions
    Green Mountain Energy
    Harbor Lights Theater Company
    Hart + Sol Photo
    Kathy’s Kapers General Contractors LLC
    Manhattan Distributors
    NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
    SI OutLOUD
    Interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor at LUMEN 2014? Contact Monica Valenzuela at 718-414-6904 or for more information.