Part of Fugitive Projects
Presented at the Show Us Your Shorts Festival
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 10AM – 5PM (on a loop)
Official screening time at 7PM (Running Time: 55:25 min.)
Artist talk with curator Jack Ryan, following the screening via Skype
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room

Fugitive Video Project is an endeavor to assemble and disseminate a collection of video works representing diverse regions and concerns in contemporary media. It introduces audiences to a broad array of creative directions and the nuanced associations created through artist initiative and community.

Each artist’s video is 60 seconds in length or less. The works’ themes include everything from commercial culture to digitally created abstraction. In addition to the video artists on the roster, participants hail from diverse artistic backgrounds, including documentary and feature filmmaking, painting, computer programming, and sculpture/installation art.

We will be screening this project at EMMEDIA throughout the day with an official screening time at 7PM. There will be an artist talk afterwards from one of the invited curators, Jack Ryan, (via Skype) to talk about the organization, the project and the curatorial processes and objectives used. This will be in conjunction with the Show Us Your Shorts Festival.

About Fugitive Projects:

Fugitive Projects is an artist run advocacy, curatorial resource and databank bank using mobile strategies to connect to audiences around the world. Our ephemeral exhibitions have toured Switzerland, Ireland, Canada and Egypt, as well as venues across the U.S. involving artists from 5 continents. The Fugitives have shaped a new course as an independent mobile artist advocacy and a roaming curatorial collective. Fugitive Projects is based out of Nashville and is operated by a dedicated group of artists living across the country that serve as the Board of Directors.

About Jack Ryan:

Since 2008, Jack Ryan has been an Assistant Professor of Art, and the Director of the Core Studio program, at the University of Oregon. He is also a faculty member at The School of Visual Arts in New York where he teaches during the summer. Ryan received his MFA from the University of Georgia in Athens.

 Ryan is an artist, writer, independent curator, and a member of Fugitive Projects- a collective, beehive, curatorial body, and artist advocacy based out of Nashville, TN. He is also a member of Ditch Projects, an exhibition space in Eugene Oregon. His work has recently been exhibited at The American University Museum (Washington, DC), Powerhouse (Memphis), Brooks Museum (Memphis), Crawlspace (Seattle), Hunter Museum (Chattanooga), Cascade Gallery (Portland), The Frist Center (Nashville), and Consolidated Works (Seattle). Recent screenings include The Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C), MICA (Baltimore), The IMAFY (Cairo Egypt), Dublin Electronics Arts Festival (Ireland), Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, Switzerland), 21 Grand (San Francisco), and The Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.). Research awards last summer brought him to residencies in Iceland and to the New Media Institute in Banff, Canada.

Ryan’s curatorial effort, Fugiitve Video Project 2007 and 2009, has screened on four continents. Of Walking In Ice, his exhibition based on the book by Werner Herzog, exhibited in both Seattle and Portland in 2010.

Invited Curating Artists (who are also contributing video works):

Daniel Canty (Montreal), Patrick Deguira (Nashville), Matt Freedman (New York), Joazito (Brazil), Alan Lambert (Dublin), Leslie Patterson-Marx, Richard Mitchell (San Francisco), Greg Pond (Nashville, TN), Stephanie Rothenberg (New York), Eliane Rutishauser (Zurich), Jack Dingo Ryan, Brent Stewart, Nagla Samir (Cairo), Stephen Vitiello

Open Call Winners:

Zack Bent and Debra Baxter, Michael Paulus, Esther Johnson, Ron Lambert, Uli Schuster, Henry Gwiazda, Anna Woch, Maria Pithara, S. Vijayaraghavan, Jesse Sugarman, Isak Berbic, Jenn Figg, Jeroen Nelemans, Mike Bray, Blake Carrington, Ira Eduardovna, Matt Christy

Participating Invited Artists:

Susanne Hofer Linz, Cat Tuong Nguyen, Max Grutter, Laurel Nakadate, San Keller, Matt Nixon, Carrie Dashow, Stefani Bardin, Scanner, Kara Hearn, Matt Flowers, Lee Arnold, Frank Zadlo, Ahmed El-Sha’er, Mohamed Abd El-Karim, Fairpoint Recordings, Kiun Kim (London/Soeul), Collectif-Fact (Geneva), Bethany Springer (Fayetteville, Arkansas), Bert Rodriguez (Miami), Keith Sullivan (New York), Elizabeth Spear (Austin), Phillip Andrew Lewis (Chattanooga), Bert Rodriguez (Miami), Joseph Burwell (New York), Melody Owen (Portland, OR), Edward P Davee (Portland, OR), Jessica Irish (NYC), Donald Morgan (Oregon), Dominic DeJoseph (New York), Dietmar Krumrey (California), Patrick Beaulieu (Canada), Kartz Ucci (Oregon), Mike Calway-Fagen, Aidas Bareikis & Anke Weyer (New York), Bill Saylor (New York), Michael Salter & Chris Coleman, Gretchen Hogue (Portland, Or), Shaun Slifer (Pittsburg), Michael Yaroshevsky, Benjamin Gueguen (Montreal), David Clermont-Béïque & Dominic Rioual, Olivier Godin & Renaud Després-Larose, Jessica Westbrook (Chattonooga, TN.)

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