“This group of work presents a 60-second snapshot of who we are as global citizens in 2008: gorgeous, ecstatic, grotesque, scared, enraged, confused, and desperately concerned about the state of things,” say the curators Norene Leddy and Liz Slagus.
Ms. Leddy is an award winning, internationally exhibited new media artist, and a lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design and Kean University. Ms. Slagus is Director of Education and Public Programs at Eyebeam, the New York City-based non-profit center for art and technology, and has lectured at University of Connecticut and the University of Rochester.
The exhibition includes fifty one-minute videos by the following thirty-two artists: Paul Amitai, Michael Amter, Benton Bainbridge, Daniel Berry, Reid Bingham, Chris Cassidy, Hervé Constant, Jason Cosco, Ira Eduardovna, Andrew Erdos, Gobolux Artist Collective, Thomas Gokey, Patty Harris, Basem Hassan, Katy Higgins, Richard Jochum, Elizabeth B. Line, Nelson Loskamp, Andrew Milmoe, Mollie Murphy, Sang Um Nam, Nikusha, Ophelia, Joan Pamboukes + Peter Lester, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Aby Rao, Margaret Roleke, Gregory Sholette, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Liselot van der Heijden, and Dina Weiss.
In addition to the innovative installation of work at cWOW’s Newark gallery, videos from the show will also be screened online at www.cwow.org, and will travel to Moment Factory in Montreal, Canada, Parsons The New School for Design and 207 Gallery in New York City, and other physical and online venues TBA. A special limited-edition compilation DVD of the works in the exhibition is also available.