MORE LIGHT: Media Art from Atlanta

March 31- April 7, 2016

The opening reception will be held on March 31st from 8pm – midnight.

MORE LIGHT features work by 15 Atlanta artists whose work engages the materiality of the moving image. Manipulating light and time via data, codec, algorithm, celluloid, and videotape, these artists offer meditations on the material nature of process in media art. From light boxes to 16mm projection, from video games to site-specific installation, the works on view experiment with the moving image as sculptural, painterly, and performative technologies. The exhibition will span all of Eyedrum’s spaces, including the music room, the gallery, and the rooftop.

Pioneering video artist Dara Birnbaum will also be contributing a newly-digitized, two-channel documentation of her now-lost Rio Videowall (1989), commissioned for the Rio Mall, once located at the corner of Piedmont and North Avenue. The Videowall was the first public artwork of its kind in the United States, combining an unedited live-stream from CNN, surveillance footage of mall patrons, and landscape photographs of the site before the mall was built.

Participating artists include:

Dara Birnbaum
Mark Leibert
Jay Bolter and Maria Engberg
Christina Price Washington*
Jonathan Bouknight
Marcus Rosentrater
Mark Crowley
Anna Spence
Bojana Ginn
Micah Stansell
Cameron Kunzelman*
Robbie Land*
Karen Tauches
Kristan Woolford*

*liquid blackness sponsored artists

MORE LIGHT is curated by Kristin Juarez, PhD Student, Georgia State University and Gregory Zinman, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Eyedrum
88 Forsyth St,
Atlanta GA, 30303

Eyedrum is an artist collective located in what was a long-vacant 1920’s building in south downtown. It is located three blocks south of Five Points MARTA station (exit towards Forsyth St), or is quick 10-minute Uber from conference hotel.

The exhibition is free for SCMS members and $5 for the general public. Cash bar.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page.

For inquiries, please email gregory.zinman@lmc.gatech.edu or kdjuarez@gmail.com.

MORE LIGHT is sponsored by the Experimental Film and Media and CinemArts Scholarly Interest Groups in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies; the School of Media, Literature, and Communication at Georgia Tech; liquid blackness: a research group in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University; Eyedrum; Contraband Cinema; and Dashboard Co-op.