Selections from Under the Subway Video Art Night
Jun 19 — Oct 11, 2019
Location: Video Screening Amphitheater
Under the Subway Video Art Night was founded in 2011, and incubated at Local Project art space in Long Island City, New York. A platform for emerging video artists, Under the Subway Video Art Night began with an open-air screening under the subway train near the now demolished 5 Pointz art building, where artists from around the world conducted workshops and rented studios. The annual event grew to include simultaneous international screenings during the month of June. Screenings are held at galleries, cultural centers, and museums, as well as other indoor and outdoor spaces.
The ten works exhibited here were compiled by Under the Subway Video Art Night founder and curator Antonio Ortuño from previous years’ programs. Some present the possibilities of digital art to create virtual or augmented landscapes. Others explore issues of isolation and alienation. Taken together, these works represent the event’s focus on exhibiting art that is playful, meditative, and formally diverse.
Kate Shaw (b. 1969, Australia)
Video (color, sound), 3:48 mins.
Lisi Prada (b. 1956, Spain)
Deriva Escópica (Scopic Drive), 2015
Video (color, sound), 4 mins.
Elena Wen (b. 1980, Costa Rica)
Drop Dead, 2009
Video (color, sound), 1:15 mins.
Nicole Cohen (b. 1970, United States)
Video (color, silent), 3 mins.
Jean-Michel Rolland (b. 1972, France)
Musical Landscape V, 2018
Video (color, sound), 3:10 mins.
Kuesti Fraun (b. 1976, Germany)
Video (color, sound), 24 mins.
Hadya Mahmoud (b. 1990, Egypt)
She Looks Like a Cat, 2014
Video (color, sound), 1:23 mins.
Clara Aparacio Yoldi (b. 1979, Spain)
Fragment edMemory, 2013
Video (color, sound), 3:04 mins.
Ricardo Muñoz Izquierdo (b. 1985, Colombia)
Inside Outside, 2014
Video (color, sound), 0:51 mins.
Roberto Voorbij (b. 1974, Netherlands)
Without Clear Purpose, 2016
Video (color, sound), 2:50 mins.