Sixth Annual Video and Performance Art Festival
LUMEN 2015 | Sat June 20, 2015 | 7PM-midnight
Staten Island Arts is currently accepting applications from individual artists, groups, or organizations interested in participating in LUMEN 2015.
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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 sixth incarnation of the festival this year, under the curation of Will Corwin.
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General Event FAQ
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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.
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.
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LUMEN 2015 Curator
Will Corwin is a sculptor based in New York City. He has exhibited at the Clocktower Gallery, chashama, Aferro Gallery, and LaMama in the New York area; internationally he has exhibited at the George and Jorgen Gallery in London, FRISE Kunstlerhaus in Hamburg and Red Gate Gallery in Neijing. He has a radio show on Clocktower Radio, and his first book, Broken Rooms, a collaboration with poet and writer Ellis Avery, was published this year by Crumpled Press. His work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, Art Monthly, Vogue Blog and the Brooklyn Rail.
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.
LUMEN 2014 Participants
Martita Abril; Yorgo Alexopoulos; Chloe Bass; Caitlin Baucom; Dave Beck; Dana Bell; Joel Cadman; Rob Carter; Juan Carlos Casado; Ivy Castellanos; Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow; Eric Corriel; Lisa Crafts; Terry Dame; Day de Dada (Milenka Berengolc, Mary Campbell, Margaret Chase, Viv de Dada, Leslie Lowe, Barbara Lubliner, Ollie Oxen, Tamara Windham); Dave Derwin; Deep Tanks Butoh; Eileen Doyle; Brandon Emerick; Shelley Eshkar; R Ferris; FREDLUNDANDGILJE; Future Death Toll; Divya Gadangi; Robin George & Willie Chu; Michael Greathouse; Dave Greber; Rae Goodwin; 0H10M1KE & TJ Hospodar; Whitney Hunter; Yuehao Jiang; Kristopher Johnson; Steve Jones; Amery Kessler; Jenna Kline; Elle La Forge; Anya Liftig; Amanda Long; Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin; Amelia Marzec; Geraldo Mercado; Jonathan Monaghan; Felix Morelo; The Other Side; Lisa Parra; Ziad Nagy; Vela Phelan; Izzi Ramkissoon; Francois Roux; re:collective; Hiroshi Shafer; Rosalind Schneider; Daniel Spangler; Scott Van Campen; Ian Deleon and Anabel Vazquez. Nabeela Vega;
LUMEN 2013 Participants
Below is the list of the 2013 LUMEN Festival participants:
Alien Moon Partnership
AWA + Phosforus
Dominika + Daria Blazek
Jose Carlos Casado
Jenida Chase + S/N Coalition
David Court and Carolyn Lambert
Lital Dotan and Eyal Perry
Shaun El. C. Leonardo
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder
DD: Delphine Perrot and “target=”_blank”>Dave Lynch
Ben Spatz + Urban Research Theater
Scott Van Campen and DB Lampman
Chin Chih Yang
2014 Media Kit
LUMEN 2014 Press Release
Interested in including covering/researching LUMEN Festival? Contact Gena Mimozo at 718-414-6907 or email@example.com for more information.
2014 Vendors & Sponsors
Atlantic Salt Company
Green Mountain Energy
Harbor Lights Theater Company
Hart + Sol Photo
Kathy’s Kapers General Contractors LLC
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor at LUMEN 2014? Contact Monica Valenzuela at 718-414-6904 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.