LumenFest, Atlantic Salt
Curated by Ginger Shulick
June 26, 2010
4 — 10 pm
Alex Villar; Lena Thüring; Tattfoo Tan; Sweatshoppe; Grace Exhibition Space; Katja Loher; Ali Hossaini, Ph.D.; Man Bartlett/Flux Factory; Steven Lapcevic and Brendan Coyle.
The Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) is proud to present Staten Island’s first ever cutting-edge video art festival — LUMEN. LUMEN celebrates video artists from around the world, showcasing work by both established and emerging artists. LUMEN will take place on June 26th, 2010 from 4pm to 12am at Atlantic Salt, 561 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY.
Long thought of as the “forgotten borough,” Staten Island is fast becoming a fertile playground for innovative art production and unique artistic collaborations like LUMEN. LUMEN will feature site-specific video installations, 3D-video technology, new media projections, animation, sound-based performances, and art interventions by artists from Staten Island and beyond. LUMEN aims to highlight a diversity of artists at the forefront of their media in an industrial landscape on Staten Island’s waterfront. The festival will include performances throughout the day, raffles featuring artists’ work, as well as an open bar sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery from 9pm-11pm for ticketed attendees.
The mission of COAHSI is to cultivate a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island by: 1) making the arts accessible to every member of the community; 2) supporting and building recognition for artistic achievement; 3) providing artists and organizations technical, financial, and social resources to encourage the creation of new work. COAHSI does extensive outreach to communities that are underserved geographically, ethnically, and economically. The organization works hard to impact the arts across all borders.
Guided art walks (an approximate 15 minutes walk) from the Ferry Terminal to Atlantic Salt will occur from 4pm-10:30pm to correspond with each in-coming ferry. We are looking for more volunteers and artists who would be interested in leading these artistic processions to the site, please use the Volunteer contact form on the website to apply!
Head west on Richmond Terrace from the Staten Island Ferry past the Richmond County Ballpark towards Jersey Street. 561 Richmond Terrace will be on your right, the intersection is with Lafayette Avenue.
1,R and W trains stop at Whitehall/South Ferry station in Manhattan and the 4 and 5 stop nearby at Bowling Green station. Take the FREE Staten Island Ferry and transfer to the S40 Bus on Ramp D, which will take you down Richmond Terrace to Lafayette Ave.
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