Friday, October 4, 2013

The Local Haps: Expanded Cinema

Welcome to what will be the first of another regular column here at WDYMS. "The Local Haps" will be a place for us to let you know about awesome movie-related events all throughout the Metroplex. The city's love for movies has become more and more apparent in the last few years. This first event is actually taking place tonight that is part of the Dallas VideoFest 26, it's called Expanded Cinema.

Check out the details after the break.

Expanded Cinema 2: MultipliCity is a program of 13 new video art works curated by Mona Kasra, shown wrapping the 193 x 999-foot LED screen outside of the Omni Dallas Hotel, complimented by an audio simulcast on radio station 91.7 FM-KXT. Expanded Cinema can be seen from wherever the Omni is visible. It’s best viewed from the south side of downtown. 

Here's a list of the artists that will be participating:

Expanded Cinema: MultipliCity Artists: 
"If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now" by Morehshin Allahyari (Dallas) with sound collaborator Andrew Blanton
"Labor and Commerce" by Michele Jaquis (Los Angeles, CA) )

"Roll" by Kyle Kondas (Dallas)

"Fly" by Jonathan Monaghan (Brooklyn, NY)  with music collaborator: Evan Samek
Ar CITY by Mike Morris (Dallas)
"ox" by Luke Savisky (Austin, TX) with collaborators David Bartner, video editing and Paige Swift, production manager

"Untitled (Waves)" by Nina Schawanse (New Orleans, LA)

"Strike without warning" by Kelly Sears (Los Angeles, CA)

"1,001 non-smoking guest rooms," by Jenny Vogel (New York, NY) with sound editing collaborator Andrew Blanton
"Watching" by Bart Weiss (Dallas)  with collaborators Mark Clive, graphic support and Micah Hayes, music
Multiplicity by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Art’s students Christian Salinas and Kyra-Michelle Jacobs with faculty advisor, Niloo Jalilvand (Dallas)

The official DVF26 public watching party is at Hickory House Barbecue, 600 S Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX; (214) 747-0758. Here's a map link:

An after party for Expanded Cinema will be at The Texas Theatre at 9:30 pm. 

To get an idea of what it looks like, here's a video of last year's iteration:

Of course, we'll be there to watch this very unique event. So join us tonight! The weather forecast looks great and from what I've heard each of the artists have become acclimated to this new medium. Check out our previous post about more upcoming VideoFest 26 events and movies here.

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