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VIDEO ART NIGHTS


A pop-up video art program presented every Friday night in April throughout downtown Dallas


In celebration of Dallas Arts Month, AURORA and Downtown Dallas, Inc. are preparing a month-long program of projections at parks and outdoor surfaces in Downtown Dallas. The five events are taking place each Friday evening in April 2022, from sunset (8 pm) to midnight, at West End Square, Pegasus Plaza (supported by Joule Hotel), and the Dallas Arts District.

A diverse team of emerging and established curators is bringing their vision to public spaces across the city. The inaugural program on the night of April 1st is curated by the UNT New Media Cooperative. For the following three⁠—on April 8th, 15th, and 22nd⁠—we’ve invited Bart Weiss, an esteemed Dallas curator, educator, festival director, and multi-talent in the fields of film and video art. Andrew F. Scott,  multimedia artist and professor at The University of Texas at Dallas⁠, is preparing the program for the closing night on April 29th.

From 6 to 10 pm, in parallel with the curated program, visitors will be able to enjoy outdoor artisanal markets hosted by Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Program curated by UNT New Media Cooperative:


Friday Apr 01, 2022; 6pm-12am
Live music & market 6-10pm
Video program 8pm (sunset)-12am

West End Square

607 Corbin St,
Dallas, TX 75202


Featured Artists: Amber Bishop, Diana Gonzalez, Connor Mizell, Diana Rojas, Conner Simmons
Live Music by: Kamica King

Program curated by Bart Weiss:


Friday Apr 08, 2022; 6pm-12am
Live music & market 6-10pm
Video program 8pm (sunset)-12am

West End Square
607 Corbin St,
Dallas, TX 75202


Featured Artists:  Michael Morris, The Art Guys, Joo Yong Choi
Live Music by: Len Barnett “Percussion Things”



Friday Apr 15, 2022; 6pm-12am
Live music & market 6-10pm
Video program 8pm (sunset)-12am

Pegasus Plaza
1500 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201


Featured Artists: Cindy Thomas, Christian Vasquez
Live Music by: Robert Holbert Group



Friday Apr 22, 2022; 6pm-12am
Live music & market 6-10pm
Video program 8pm (sunset)-12am

Pegasus Plaza
1500 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201


Part 1: Curated by Bart Weiss
Featured Artists: Camel Collective, Sky Hopinka, Jeff Gibbons

Part 2: Vich-Na-Vich, curated by Lilia Kudelia and Janeil Engelstad, with support from Make Art with Purpose Sylvia Houghland Art Fund, featuring a selection of videos by Ukrainian artists
Featured Artists:  Alevtina Kakhidze, Dana Kavelina

Live Music by: Izk Davis (Live artist) & Bandan Koro Experience


Program curated by  Andrew F. Scott:


Friday Apr 29, 2022
This evening, Video Art Nights will take place as part of the
Dallas Arts District Changing Perspectives Block Party 2022

Video program: 8pm (sunset)-12am

Moody Performance Hall (Dallas Arts District)
2520 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201


Featured Artists:
Omar Davila, xtine burrough, SV Randall, Laura Neal, Roxanne Minnish, Moss Murphy, Liz Trosper, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Dean Terry, Andrew F. Scott,


Video Art Nights
is supported by:


Downtown Dallas Inc., PNC Bank, Sapphire Foundation, Visit Dallas, Lightware Labs, and Pegasus City Brewery.

[Video still] Amber Bishop, A Portal Somewhere Good


[Video still] Liz Trosper, Representational Painting



[Video still]Christian Vasquez, A Catalog of Lost Time


[Video still]  Michael A. Morris, ARK



CURATORS



The New Media Cooperative is an interdisciplinary organization based at the University of North Texas. With a primary focus on technology-based visual art and performance, they create opportunities for community building, cross-disciplinary collaboration, workshops, exhibitions, and interactions with professional artists and educators.


Bart Weiss  is an award-winning independent film and video producer, director, editor, and educator. He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, serves on the Board of Directors of the University Film and Video Association, is a past Vice President of the Texas Association of Film and Tape Professionals, founder and past president of the West Virginia Filmmakers’ Guild, and co-founder of VideoFest and the Video Association of Dallas.


Andrew F. Scott is an artist and educator working at the intersection of digital fabrication technologies and traditional fine arts practice. Utilizing laser cutters, CNC mills, 3D printers, and scanning technologies, he fabricates sculptures and creates installations and immersive visual experiences by using projection mapping to bring static objects to life. Scott is an Associate Professor of Art and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas.





Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian. She has worked at Dallas Contemporary, TX, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Art Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kudelia co-curated Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale that featured work by photographer Boris Mikhailov. She holds an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, a BA in Cultural Studies from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is currently guest curator at Residency Unlimited, NY.


Janeil Engelstad is the Founding Director of Make Art with Purpose (MAP), an organization that produces interdisciplinary projects addressing social and environmental concerns around the world. Engelstad’s projects have been produced with Amon Carter Museum of American Art, ArtMargins, California Museum of Photography, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Dallas Museum of Art, Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdańsk, PL), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program, Stanica Žilina-Záriečie (Žilina, SK), US Department of State and others. A Fulbright Scholar, Engelstad holds an MFA in Photography from a joint program between New York University and International Center of Photography and BAs in Political Science and English from University of Washington, Seattle.
       












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