Using the immediate neighborhood as subject, this workshop and outdoor screening event will offer numerous opportunities for conversations about video as public art. What happens when moving images crop up unexpectedly outside of traditional venues, on the street? How does video operate as street art? What mix of representation and abstraction best serves and challenges an audience that encounters moving images as they go about their daily life? As a group we will shoot documentary vignettes , and then project the edited images onto a building in the milieu where they were filmed. Outside Image Project will bring beautiful, poetic and inviting images back to the place where they were created for all to contemplate.
This event combines the finely observed urban vignette with a desire to move out of the movie theatre and into the arena of public art. Using a funky, low fi aesthetic and an exalted, performative reclamation of public space, this collaborative project will consider the fine line between private expression and public consumption and role of art in contemporary quotidian life.
Filmmaker, curator, and writer Mark Street will lead this intimate workshop which will have a capacity of 20. The first hour will be a presentation with clips relating to street video art. Following that, the group will break off in pairs to shoot scenes from the neighborhood. We will then gather to quickly edit and sequence the work, and then have a break to eat. Following this we will have a publicly projected screening and discussion at 306 Union Avenue. There will be some cameras available, but we encourage you to bring something to record with if you have access.
Mark Street graduated from Bard College (B.A, 1986) and the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 1992). He has shown work in the New York Museum of Modern Art Cineprobe series (1991, 1994), at Anthology Film Archives (1993, 2006, 2009), Millennium (1990,1996), and the San Francisco Cinematheque (1986, 1992, 2009). His work has appeared at the Tribeca (5 times), Sundance, Rotterdam, New York, London, San Francisco, New York Underground, Sarajevo, Viennale, Ourense (Spain), Mill Valley, South by Southwest, and other film festivals.
His work ranges from the abstract (Winterwheat, 1989; Echo Anthem 1992; Fulton Fish Market, 2004, Trailer Trash, 2008) to improvised narrative feature films (At Home and Asea, 2000; Rockaway 2005), He has led community workshops a variety of venues (Echo Park Film Center in LA, Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC, Fondacion d’Arte Contemporaneo in Montevideo Uruguay) on a variety of topics, including “The Devil is in the Details: Urban Street Videography.”
He is Associate Professor of Film in the Visual Art Department at Fordham University– Lincoln Center where he teaches film/video production and other courses that engage contemporary artistic practice.