Events

June 15 – September 10
 
LUMEN8 is an exhibition celebrating the past seven years of Staten Island Arts’s LUMEN Festival. Co-curated by Monica Valenzuela and Raul Barquet, this exhibit will feature video, sound art, performance art, and ephemera from past festival participants and honor the artistic genres that the festival highlights.
 
LUMEN8 pays homage to this annual festival, pulling select work from the past seven years that we’ve loved alongside single-channel video works submitted to Staten Island Arts through an open call.
 
LUMEN8 features work, performances and archival documentation by:
 
Daniel Adams, Mikhael Antone, Matthew Bergman, Catherine Berry, Vanane Borian, Sean Capone, Jo Cavallo, Eric Corriel, Brendan Coyle, Lisa Dahl, Day de Dada, Brian DeForest, Meah Denee, Anthony DePrimo, Dave Derwin, Mike DiBenedetto, Glen DiCrocco, Brian Edgerton, Laura Feathers, Lauren Fleishman, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Divya Gadangi, Volker Goetze, Neil Goldberg, Rae Goodwin, Michael Greathouse, John Hastings, Myk Henry, Denise Iris, Kristopher Johnson, David Altair Karave, Sinead Keogh, Steven Lapcevic, Ryan Lavis, Shaun El. C. Leonardo, Katie Levine, Amanda Long, Rachel Lyngholm, Bill Lyons, Holli McEntegart, Casey McGuire, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Tommy Mintz, Paul Moakley, AJ Pantaleo, Dominique Paul, Cristina Pavesi, Gregory Pesochin, Arya Sukapura Putra, Izzi Ramkissoon, Lance Reha, Phil Sanders, Mike Shane, Terrance Solomone, Staten Island Lifestyle, Lauren Steussy, Sean Sweeney, Tattfoo Tan, Scott Van Campen, Vincent Verdi, Jeanne Verdoux, Alex Villar, Chee Wang Ng, Jay Weichun, Melissa West, Ezra Wube, Xfinity Theater
 
Opening Reception, June 15th, 7pm-9pm

Thursday, July 20
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
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Every year, Staten Island Arts’ LUMEN Festival challenges dozens of photographers with unique low-light situations as they try to document the varied presentations, projections, venues, and people. Take this workshop to gain a better understanding of how to think about and modify both your camera settings and understanding of light to control your photography in night or low-light environments. Instructor: Sean Sweeney has been a Staten Island-based photographer for over 30 years, starting with film and eventually moving on to digital format. Sweeney spends many late nights and early mornings walking through city parks, streets, and unusual spaces.

Thursday August 10
7pm
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
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An evening of short films and video art, curated by Jay Weichun a Staten Island-based artist focusing on issues surrounding ecology, social justice and spatial relationships. Primarily using the mediums of video documentary, his work attempts to highlight individual narratives of community building and resistance. His video work was featured in the LUMEN Festival in 2010, 2012, and 2016.

Tuesday August 22
7pm
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
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The Moon’s shadow will have just crossed the continental United States on August 21, 2017, creating a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse visible to millions. As eclipse totality nears one may experience strange things – a resemblance to the onset of night, though not exactly; shadows look different; breezes dissipate and birds stop chirping; unusual quiet abounds. Celebrate this historic scientific event by breaking silence with us and immersing yourself in a high-tech experimental dance party and soundscape with accompanying drums. This evening event features two performances by award-winning Staten Island based electronic multimedia composers, performers, and sound artists: Izzi Ramkissoon (featuring Eric Cooper (cello), Patrice Ramkissoon (vocals), and Udachi (electronics)) and AJ Pantaleo (featuring Mike DiBenedetto).