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Roundup: Video Art, Cuban Symphony, TV Combo


by Manuel Mendoza 5 Jun 2008

Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 4 “Painting” or “sculpting” with moving pictures is an art form that’s been around since the 1960s. An offshoot or sidebar of the experimental-film movement of the period, video art strives to turn filmed or videotaped imagery into art that can be displayed in museums and galleries alongside more traditional forms. The […]

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Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 4

“Painting” or “sculpting” with moving pictures is an art form that’s been around since the 1960s. An offshoot or sidebar of the experimental-film movement of the period, video art strives to turn filmed or videotaped imagery into art that can be displayed in museums and galleries alongside more traditional forms.

The Video Association of Dallas is looking for video- and new media art submissions for The Program, a five-week series that begins July 26 at Conduit Gallery. The entry deadline is tomorrow, with late submissions allowed until Monday. You may submit to www.withoutabox.com directly or through a link at www.videofest.org. More information is available at 214-428-8700 or by emailing Video Association artistic director Bart Weiss at [email protected]

The entries will be juried by Weiss, art critic Dee Mitchell and artist Carolyn Sortor. Here’s a chance to have your work displayed next to well-known video artists such as Matthew Barney, Kalup Lizy, Ryan Trecartin, Guy Ben-Ner, Yang Fudong, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung and Meiro Koizumi.

Cuban timba group Tiempo Libre performs an original Latin-flavored symphonic work, Rumba Sinfonica, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night.

Denton’s Brave Combo has been tapped to perform the theme music for the upcoming Click and Clack animated sitcom, As the Wrench Turns. NPR’s Car Talk guys are taking their outsize personalities to PBS. The show will air on KERA TV Sundays at 6 p.m. starting July 13, and what better for the soundtrack than a polka version of the William Tell Overture?

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