CREATIVE TIME AT 44 1/2 | Three Emerging Artists

By Editor in Art on June 11th, 2010 | No Comments »

Allison Schulnik Forest At 44 1/2It’s that time of the month again — Creative Time‘s At 44 1/2 video series in Times Square (in conjunction with MTV) will show three films by three emerging artists beginning 06.15.10. We just watched Forest by Allison Schulnik — one of the films that will show over the course of the month — and it’s sick. Gorgeous and trippy with great music.

Creative Time will present one video each by emerging artists Rob Carter, Graeme Patterson, and Allison Schulnik. The artists freshly mine the possibilities of stop-motion animation, which has been used in film making for over a century.

Made entirely from photographic images printed on paper, Rob Carter’s Metropolis (2008) is an abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, NC, one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

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Maya Lin’s What is Missing + At 44 1/2

By Editor in Art on April 15th, 2010 | No Comments »

Looks like Creative Time is stepping it up with their At 44 1/2 project in Times Square.

From April 15–30, Creative Time will present multidisciplinary artist Maya Lin‘s What is Missing?, a series of four videos about mass extinction precipitated by the degradation of natural habitats At 44 1/2. There will be a special, expanded schedule of screenings on April 22 for Earth Day. Maya Lin is a participant in the Creative Time Global Residency Program, for which she has traveled to diverse parts of the world to connect with disappearing species for the What Is Missing project.

The four videos presented At 44 1⁄2 are part of an expansive project of the same name that is an urgent call to action intended to build awareness about disappearing species. What is Missing?, which Lin calls her “last memorial,” consists of site-specific media installations, traveling art exhibitions, a printed and digital book, and other forms, linked through the project’s website (whatismissing.net).

Read more on Creative Time‘s site and do yourself a favor: go to Times Square and check the videos out! Having “real” art in the middle of the most commercial place on Earth is the hottest thing ever.

Creative Time at 44 1/2 + Bruce Conner

By Editor in Art on February 1st, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Bruce ConnerDespite the temperatures outside at the moment, we urge you to trek to Times Square to see the latest incarnation of Creative Time‘s At 44 1/2 outdoor video project which opens today.

At 44 1/2, Creative Time’s presentation of video art on MTV’s outdoor, gilded screen located in the heart of New York City’s Times Square, will showcase the work of legendary artist Bruce Conner (1933-2008) in a mini-retrospective from February 1-28, 2010.

Bruce Conner has influenced generations of artists, and his oeuvre spans more than 50 years. Creative Time will present three of his film works At 44 1/2 from the early years of his output to the year of his death: TEN SECOND FILM (1965), CROSSROADS (1976), and EASTER MORNING (2008).

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