BLNK: DAC’s Art Under The Bridge

by Juozas Cernius on September 30, 2009 · 8 comments BLNK

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Lines of people wait to see THE EXPERIENCE OF GREEN by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen at DAC. All photographs by Juozas Cernius, Caslon Photography

The bad news about New York art blogging is that you can’t blog it all. There’s simply too much and short of cloning ourselves we can’t be everywhere.

But the good news in recognizing such limitations is that we can enlisted the help of others to help fill these gaps. As such, Juozas Cernius provides another edition of BLNK, a series supplemental slide show posts covering art events around the city. This addition of BLNK documents the Dumbo Arts Center, Art Under The Bridge Festival, which ran Friday through Sunday of last week. Seeing as how neither Karen Archey or myself made it to the event, we’ll be offering up little by way of commentary on these images. That said, it’s safe to assume we don’t fully support, say, the matching body crochet suits.

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Lines continue into the evening at DAC. 

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Illuminated plastic bags make up The Tree of Life, by Reina Kubota.

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Illuminated plastic bags make up The Tree of Life, by Reina Kubota

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Kal.eye.desc.optic, a projection by Sara Wentworth.

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Phone-tastic View, a sign that invites people to send and receive a text message, by An Xiao.

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A performance on Friday evening not directly connected to the DAC event. With or without permission or affiliation with any local establishment, many artists take advantage of the given audience on the busiest weekend of the year in DUMBO. 

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Hye Yon Nam invites people to kiss and make electronic music via sensors in the participants’ mouths. 

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Likely the most technically advanced piece this year, Camera Rosetum, an animated projection by Sean Capone.

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Camera Rosetum, an animated projection by Sean Capone.

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Rivers Edge, a carpet of oyster shells spanning Plymouth street by John Monteith. That’s one week’s worth of shells from the Grand Central Oyster Bar, according to the artist.

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Stir Crazy, Ryan Roth’s business werewolf performance/installation.

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Assimilation Fish, by Jess Proia, features a small army of stoic, glitter-spattered, whistle blowing people carrying cardboard goldfish.

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Visitors get up close to the artwork.

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Gav Barbey invites participants to lay pigmented blocks on a thousand pieces of paper.

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Angela Silver uses a traffic sign with alternating messages in Tercet.

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A number of men and women garbed similarly in full body knitted outfits made their way around the neighborhood silently over the afternoon. Attributed to Olek, the piece was titled 100% Acrylic Art Guards.

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Children inspect the line of Olek‘s 100% Acrylic Art Guards.

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Utilizing random detritus, Chin Chih Yang spent the day as Human Sculpture, inviting people to pile on the rubbish, many did.

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Chin Chih Yang‘s Human Sculpture. In some ways also an endurance piece, he didn’t move from the spot the entire day.

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A young band rocks the neighborhood by the local pizza joint.

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Inside the Cardboard Gallery, by Gemini Corporation, a video artist presents notable artworks to Russian peasants for evaluation.

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Healing Time, a performance by Veronica Pena.

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Healing Time, a performance by Veronica Pena.

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A performer for Andrea Stanislav‘s Reflect, a wandering, multi-part, interactive performance.

  • http://ghostfuk3r.com ghostfuk3r

    sean capone’s video piece under the bridge was really great. wish it could stay there permanently.

  • http://ghostfuk3r.com ghostfuk3r

    sean capone’s video piece under the bridge was really great. wish it could stay there permanently.

  • RhodyS

    loved the “button man” – man

  • RhodyS

    loved the “button man” – man

  • http://www.mariechristine.com marie christine Katz

    Hello na small correction. Photo #7 depict a moment of a performance that was part of the festival. The performance took place on Friday evening, Saturday, on Sunday as part of this project I gathered passer by stories.nnnI’ll draw the linen nAn interactive performance installation by an artist, three dancers and a mannequin nthat looses the tread but draw the line.nBy Marie Christine KatznWith Laura Ward (Octavia Cup) Shenelle Easton Foster, Valerie Norman Ornstein and Marie Christine KatznIt was great to be part this wonderful event.nnAll my bestnmc

  • http://www.mariechristine.com marie christine Katz

    Hello \na small correction. Photo #7 depict a moment of a performance that was part of the festival. The performance took place on Friday evening, Saturday, on Sunday as part of this project I gathered passer by stories.\n\n\nI’ll draw the line\n \nAn interactive performance installation by an artist, three dancers and a mannequin \nthat looses the tread but draw the line.\nBy Marie Christine Katz\nWith Laura Ward (Octavia Cup) Shenelle Easton Foster, Valerie Norman Ornstein and Marie Christine Katz\nIt was great to be part this wonderful event.\n\nAll my best\nmc

  • Gaby

    this reminds me of Nuit Blanche in Toronto

  • Gaby

    this reminds me of Nuit Blanche in Toronto

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