Why Did We Greenlight This? | The Show About The Show | Ep 1
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BRIC TV

Why Did We Greenlight This? | The Show About The Show | Ep 1

Independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi tries to persuade a Brooklyn Cable Network to give him money to make a meta-series TV show in which each episode will be about the making of the previous episode. From award-winning director Caveh Zahedi, The Show About The Show is a self-referential metaseries about a Brooklyn filmmaker trying to make a TV show. Co-starring Alex Karpovsky, Eleonore Hendricks, Dustin Defa and a who’s-who of Brooklyn’s independent filmmaking community, the show tells the story of everything that can and does go wrong as Caveh tries to get a television series funded, produced, and distributed. For more info, visit: http://bricartsmedia.org/community-me... This video is from BRIC TV— the first 24/7 television channel created by, for, and about Brooklyn. It is the borough's source for local news, Brooklyn culture, civic affairs, music, arts, sports, and technology. BRIC TV features programming produced and curated by BRIC, an arts and media nonprofit located in Downtown Brooklyn, NYC. Watch more Brooklyn-centric content from BRIC TV: BK Live: http://BRIC.me/u/youtube/bklive Straight Up: http://BRIC.me/u/youtube/straightup BHeard: http://BRIC.me/u/youtube/bheard B-Side: http://BRIC.me/u/youtube/bside Check out more from BRIC: https://www.youtube.com/c/BRICartsmedia Connect with us: http://www.facebook.com/BKIndieMedia http://Twitter.com/BRICTV http://Instagram.com/BRICTV http://BRICartsmedia.org/BRICTV
TOBIAS GREMMER. DIGITAL DEMONS.
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Synchronicity Films

TOBIAS GREMMER. DIGITAL DEMONS.

DREAMS OF A FORGOTTEN FUTURE The film series by filmmaker Andrei Severny is constructed on the idea that time is cyclical. One may feel that the future we step into is a long forgotten memory. The film is a series of documentary novellas about contemporary artists and thinkers that work with the fabric of the future. Their creations emerge on the boundaries of digital and physical. This year, Tobias Gremmler and Bart Hess are among the powerhouse team collaborating on a massive stage performance piece called Sleeping Beauty Dreams. The stories of the films are about them, their creations and work on the latest project. TOBAIS GREMMLER The German-born designer/ 3D artist currently lives in Hong-Kong and frequently works with the Chinese Opera. An early pioneer of digital media, motion graphics, and interface design, Gremmler has works with innovative tools to reimagine the possibilities for the human body. Often pushing the limits of what the latest technology can achieve, brands such as BMW, Apple, Phillips, Siemens, and Sony have all turned to Gremmler for his remarkable insights and artistic eye. His personal projects have spanned Theatre composition, interactive instillations, lectures, and workshops. He has also authored multiple books, including cyberBionic and Grids for the Dynamic Image. For the Sleeping Beauty Dreams production Gremmler created the 3D characters of demons. “Theatre needs to stay open to integrate technology that already impacts our society. The constant flexibility and transformation of theatre is a necessary precondition to establish a stage that reflects the current society.”
BART HESS. COLLIDING OPPOSITES
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Synchronicity Films

BART HESS. COLLIDING OPPOSITES

DREAMS OF A FORGOTTEN FUTURE The film series by filmmaker Andrei Severny is constructed on the idea that time is cyclical. One may feel that the future we step into is a long forgotten memory. The film is a series of documentary novellas about contemporary artists and thinkers that work with the fabric of the future. Their creations emerge on the boundaries of digital and physical. This year, Tobias Gremmler and Bart Hess are among the powerhouse team collaborating on a massive stage performance piece called Sleeping Beauty Dreams. The stories of the films are about them, their creations and work on the latest project. BART HESS: COLLIDING OPPOSITES Dutch artist Bart Hess works in the most tactile and intuitive nature. Hess feels that our bodies are increasingly becoming a platform for sensitive and interactive technology. He exposed the intimate relationship materials have upon our skin. “It felt like a natural instinct for me to start working on the body. When I create a new design I always place it on my own skin even-though it originally was created as, for example, a flooring material. The fascinating thing about it for me is the combination of a skin and a material. By using a material on the body that is not the body’s own, but making it look like it could possibly be, I create a tension between the body and material.” Foamy, sweaty, blobular and molecular are the kinds of surfaces that Hess concocts. Flirting with a touch of the grotesque and the macabre, he explains that he tries “to find a balance between beauty and disgust or horror.“ For the Sleeping Beauty Dreams production Hess is creating costumes of the dancers.
"Once Upon a Place" by Aman Mojadidi
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Times Square NYC

"Once Upon a Place" by Aman Mojadidi

Duffy Square | June 27 - September 5, 2017 Times Square Arts and artist Aman Mojadidi bring Once Upon A Place, an interactive public art installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices, to Duffy Square (46th Street and 7th Avenue) from June 27- September 5. Visitors will be invited to open the door of one of three repurposed telephone booths, pick up the receiver, and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. Visitors can also open the phone book inside each booth to read more about the storytellers' communities both here in New York and the countries they have traveled from, and to leave behind a part of their own story if they wish. The installation includes 70 different stories that will last anywhere between 2 and 15 minutes. According to the Pew Research Center, by the year 2065 one in three Americans will be an immigrant or have immigrant parents. In New York City currently, more than a third of the city’s residents are foreign-born and close to 800 languages are spoken across the five boroughs. Once Upon A Place brings the city’s residents together by using three personalized phone booths to share stories of immigration, told by the New Yorkers who lived them. Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi recorded these stories over several months as part of his residency with Times Square Arts, creating a safe environment for residents to share the experiences that brought them to New York, either in English or in their mother tongue. Mojadidi collaborated with 25 local businesses, community organizations, and cultural spaces throughout New York City to organize workshops and record the oral histories that will be shared in Once Upon A Place. Held in 18 neighborhoods across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, the workshops created a safe environment for residents to share the experiences that brought them to America, either in English or in their mother tongue. Partner organizations were chosen for their commitment to fostering equitable, inclusive communities in neighborhoods that are home to a broad cross-section of immigrant populations. Locations for Mojadidi’s conversations with New York City immigrants ranged from the Bronx Museum of the Arts to the Liberian Cultural Association in Staten Island, New Immigrant Community Empowerment in Queens and Yemen Café & Restaurant in Brooklyn. #OnceUponAPlace Video by Andrei Severny and Stephen Cardone (iRolls.com)