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ART 2004.........PRESS PAGE
PRESS RELEASE: PRINT
WHAT: 9th Annual Not Still Art Festival
WHEN: Saturday October 2, 2004 1:00 pm Artists Talk /
8 pm SCREENING
WHERE: Micro Museum, 123 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY (718) 797-3116
CONTACT: nsa "at" improvart.com
ADMISSION: $10. / $5. student/senior (no one refused for
lack of funds)
The 9th annual Not Still Art Festival will screen it's eclectic
international mix of music, abstraction and non-narrative shorts at
8:00 pm on Saturday October 2nd at the Micro Museum in Brooklyn.
This finely wrought exhibition of unique and original work will be
preceded in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm by previews and interviews
with attending artists.
"I'm so glad I found you" is an oft repeated phrase from artists tucked
away in their studios in far-flung parts of the world. Often they
travel to New York for the festival to meet their peers. This is a
joyous event for everyone attending; a party and celebration for the long
hours spent in creating their work.
ATTENDING ARTISTS: William Brown, Christine Dunn, Chris Ernst, Ido Fluk,
Carol Goss, Annie Loui, Robert Pirretti, Stephanie Maxwell, Allan Schindler,
Bart Woodstrup, Walter Wright. (Please see links to their home pages
at NSA home)
There is a great line up of debut pieces!
Chris Casady's very art deco flash animation; Ido Fluk's rant "What
I Want" (not "...a dying mortgage... a house, an SUV, ...spend
my life in front of the television..."); Chris Ernst's on and off
relationship with the Watts Tower in LA,: Carol Goss' "Byegones", a
contemporary take on a 1925 Boswell Sisters tune; Francesco Leprino's
very sexy, Italian "On Smoking"; Tod Pardon's fast pasted "Undercover"
romp; and Judson Wright's completely abstract "Homicidal Maniac for
Human relationships are obsessed over in "Cyberdate" (Bart Woodstrup),
"Madcatter" (Robert Pirretti), and "Sing to Me You Precious Wound" (Max
Gleason). William Brown takes us to a seemingly absurd ritual in
India in "Holi Celebration." John Kneckt's playful "Crisis
in Sapville" resonates with the presidential election on a surreal level.
Mark Zaki's "Absence Presence" is an impressionistic collaboration with
dancer, Annie Loui.
Amazing abstract animation from Stephanie Maxwell, Christine
V. Dunn, Keum-Taek Jung, Stephan Larson, Gerhard Mantz, Walter Wright, and
Audri Phillips is complemented by music from a range of composer/musicians,
including: John Adamczyk, Christopher Brakel, Allan Schindler, and
Edgar Grana. World class improvised jazz comes to us from Arrigo
Cappelletti /Giulio Visibelli and the Jon Voight Ensemble.
ADDITION: Friday night October 1 at 9:00 pm at the Micro Museum there
will be a live Electrovideomove Performance with Music: DJ DeftlyD,
Darryl Hell, David Linton; Video: Dial888, Lena, w2; Dance:
Joe Burgio, Teresa Czepiel, Heather McQuiston, Edisa Weeks. Make sure
to catch this the night before the Not Still Art Festival
Founded and curated by Carol Goss as a sponsored project of the New
York Foundation for the Arts, Not Still Art began in 1996 when four video
artists (Goss, Walter Wright, Peer Bode, Bob Doyle) from the 1970s
gathered together in Cherry Valley, New York for a public screening of
their abstract and non-narrative video art. That event evolved into
the annual Not Still Art Festival International Screening pimarily by word
of mouth and e-mail relay.
The impetus was twofold: first, there was a need for a festival
that focused exclusively on abstract and non-narrative electronic motion
imaging with music/sound design; secondly, with the internet and e-mail
it was at last possible to reach many of the international artists working
in this form with a very small budget.
Abstract and non-narrative work has never been easy to fund raise for
- mainly because it defies description - so try to write a grant proposal!
So the Not Still Art Festival has progressed with the help of the artists,
who contribute an application fee, and the Experimental Television Center,
which pays a stipend to traveling artists from a Presentation Funds Grant
(redistributed funds from the New York State Council on the Arts) .
We are also are fortunate to have Gala Radowic of GRS Systems in Manhattan
convert PAl submissions to NTSC. The Laziza's of the Micro Museum
support us with their energy and their space. Telenet.net, a subsidiary
of Logical.net, has provided us with a website and internet connection from
day one and Improvart.com has shared equipment and technical resources.
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