Some interesting updates in ShinyArt land…Great conversation with director and producer of performance and video art, Marisela La Grave of the NY-based Magnetic Laboratorium. Magnetic Laboratorium is basically an incubator for collaborative live art and media projects – a Mecca of innovation in dance, video, theatre, sound, and even costume and set design!
Basically, Marisela knows how to get creative people together and produce some unique performative results. It was a beautiful thing to learn that ShinyArt’s goals intersect with many of ML’s interests – namely in bringing (pushing, pulling, thrusting) dynamic artworks into public arenas where audiences of all descriptions (meaning not just people in the artsy “know”) can interact with and consume the work. Moving-image art: It’s not just for museums anymore….
Speaking of art that might perchance have a life beyond the “white cube” – I also spoke briefly with the Video Data Bank – an important affiliate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago which has been collecting video art for over 30 years! They sell/rent the work mainly for educational endeavors – academic institutions and libraries. Still, I was pleased to hear that they had rec’d requests in the past for artwork for commercial venues….they are not equipped to handle these kinds of requests, but guess who is?????
Some brilliant work on the VDB site BTW – I particularly liked some of the work by Cecelia Condit ; and who doesn’t love a good animal-cam (by Sam Easterson)!???