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Urban Video Project presents ‘Perte de Signal’ Nov. 15 in conjunction with Th3: A City-Wide Art Open
Urban Video Project presents ‘Perte de Signal’ Nov. 15 in conjunction with Th3: A City-Wide Art OpenNovember 08, 2007Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
The Urban Video Project (UVP) will present “Perte de Signal,” its sixth volume of outdoor multimedia projections, on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6-9 p.m. at 444 E. Genesee St. (across from the Fayette Firefighter’s Memorial Park). The projections will take place regardless of weather conditions.
“Perte de Signal” features four video works distributed from the artist-run media arts center Perte de Signal based in Montreal. Curator of the show is the Avalanche Collective, an artist group led by three graduate students from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts: Blake Carrington, Christopher Gianunzio and Colin Todd. The screening is part of the fall season of UVP, which features international artists and coincides with the fall evenings of Th3: A City-Wide Art Open, which is held on the third Thursday of each month.
Each video in “Perte de Signal” possesses an eerie, meditative quality invoked by beautiful, time-stretched visuals and sparse electronic sound. “N’acre” by Myriam Bessette resembles a dark cave of abstract color and sound, inviting the viewer to enter the environment of the animated image. “Vihr” and “Aika” by Nelly-Eve Rajotte experiment with temporal and spatial connections by combining layers of video from different times and places. Jason Arsenault’s “Hydr(o)” is a digital drowning. The video exploits the feeling of anguish related to hydrophobia. For more information on “Perte de Signal,” visit http://www.perte-de-signal.org.
UVP, a public arts initiative seeking to bring art to the streets and buildings of Syracuse, features video and sound in an effort to explore new spaces for contemporary art. It is a platform for the presentation of multimedia artworks, reactivating underutilized urban spaces in the city’s downtown area.
Inspired by Syracuse’s Connective Corridor and Th3: A City-Wide Art Open, UVP is the brainchild of the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force and the Avalanche Collective. Working closely with a number of University and community partners, UVP produces a series of experimental outdoor video projections throughout the year.
The Connective Corridor is an urban entrepreneurial zone linking a vast array of arts and cultural venues, businesses and neighborhoods in Syracuse. Both a place to be and the site of a world-class urban design project, the Connective Corridor is a cultural and economic magnet for the region that engages the City of Syracuse, SU, arts and cultural organizations, and businesses as partners.
The Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus (Centro Route #543) will operate during the fall months on Thursdays from 5-11:40 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:40 a.m.-11:40 p.m. The free shuttle service provides a convenient way to travel to cultural events and happenings at SU and in downtown Syracuse, including Th3. A route schedule/map for the Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus is available online at http://connectivecorridor.syr.edu.