Screening . 11th Festival of New Media Arts
http://www.soundnomads.com . Luxor 22.145 Performance Details
Freewaves, a global arts organization founded 1989, presents 'Hollywould', its 11th biennial festival of new media art along Hollywood Blvd. in the heart of Hollywood, California. For five days and nights - from Oct 9 through Oct 13 2008 - the festival showcases 160 experimental videos, films and media art from around the world on the Freewaves web site and on the iconic Walk of Fame.
The festival transforms the world-famous boulevard into a massive, multi-faceted screening room. Selected works are activated by live events, displayed on LCD screens inside stores and installed in storefront windows. Special events, screenings, and site-specific happenings take place at various venues such as LACE, American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, the Roosevelt Hotel, the Musicians Institute, and the Knitting Factory as well as portals connected to the festival's unique web-based content.
The festival is funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The James Irvine Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Getty Grant Program, Pasadena Art Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Freewaves' members.
The international jury includes:Magali Arriola, an art critic and independent curator sharing her time between Mexico City and Los Angeles | Suhjung Hur, a curator at Art Center Nabi, a non-profit media art center, as well as a writer, based in Seoul, Korea | Jennifer Teets, an independent curator based in Istanbul and New York, formerly Chief Curator of "El Cubo" at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros.
The local curators are:Ciara Ennis, the Director and Curator of the Pitzer Art Galleries at Pitzer College | Julie Lazar, independent curator and Director of International Contemporary Arts Network [ICAN] | Kenneth Rogers, a visual culture professor at UC Riverside, whose research is focused on artists' film and video production | Chris Scoates, the Director of California State Long Beach University Art Museum | Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Executive Director of Third World Majority, as well as a filmmaker, singer, grassroots media organizer | Reggie Woolery, the Curator of Education for the California Museum of Photography at the University of California Riverside, artist and writer.
Visit Freewaves' office inside Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions [LACE], where patrons find ongoing video installations and pick up festival program guides during 'Hollywould'.
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