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A Screening of Contemporary Silent Video Art in Winter at the Manhatten Bridge in NYC

Leo Kuelbs Collection
LIGHT YEAR 46: "Avalanche!"

Presentation Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Presented by NYC DOT, Glowing Bulbs, Leo Kuelbs Collection, DUMBO BID
along with Moving Silence film network

Curated by Eszter Szabo, Matthias Fritsch and Leo Kuelbs
Work by Matthias Fritsch, Eszter Szabo, Maria Marshall, Marianna Vasileva, Wong Tsz Yin, Nata Metluhkh, Michele Bernardi, Hund & Horn

- Free admission

Still from LIGHT YEAR 9, Photo by Tomas Eller


LIGHT YEAR 46: "Avalanche!"

Moving Silence, the Berlin-based network for contemporary silent film, joins forces with the usual LIGHT YEAR team, along with Hungarian Media Artist, Eszter Szabo to present LIGHT YEAR 46: "Avalanche!"

The original concept for "Avalanche!" revolved around the fear of retaliation for using one's voice. But through the call and submission process, a more nuanced message revealed itself: that is the fear of being voiceless in an out of control environment. An inspired group of international artists adds depth and dimension to the quiet anxieties encapsulated in animated, camera-based and digitally originated works. Surprising, bittersweet, sometimes funny and intense, the approximately 30 mn program loops as the sounds of the trains passing overhead provide the soundtrack; adding another level of disconnection and happenstance to the proceedings.

When one considers the concept, its evolution, the contributing artists and creative team, the "Avalanche!" project is an authentic reflection of the LIGHT YEAR mission. That mission, in part, brings disparate voices together in order to better demonstrate what it means to be an international, empathetic entity.


The useless flowers

by Ingrid Wong Tsz Yin, HK 2013, 6min

by Nata Metlukh, CA 2015, 2min

live music by
Christina Polycarpou

"Sensa Testa"

by Michele Bernardi, IT 2010, 5 min
"The soil we lived of"

by Matthias Fritsch, DE 2018, 5min



The event takes place on Thursday, February 7th, Dusk till 10pm
at Dumbo, Brooklyn
Anchorage Place and Pearl St.

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We want to bring the poetry of silent moving images back to the present!