A public art event presented by ONE Archives, EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and The City of West Hollywood in conjunction with EZTV: Video Transfer at the ONE Gallery
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8-11pm
West Hollywood Park
647 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Admission is free.
Free validated parking will be provided for the five-story parking structure located behind the Council Chambers.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and the City of West Hollywood present ONE Night: EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and Digital Art in West Hollywood, an evening of performance and large-scale digital projections. This public art event will include large-scale digital projections onto an inflatable balloon hovering over the West Hollywood Park and exterior walls of the West Hollywood Library. Held in conjunction with the exhibition EZTV: Video Transfer at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, ONE Night explores the contributions of two seminal artist communities based in Southern California: LA ACM SIGGRAPH and EZTV. Where the exhibition at the ONE Gallery looks at EZTV’s history in supporting queer video, ONE Night calls attention to the spaces’ similarly under-recognized contributions to early digital art. The event will showcase historical digital experimentations alongside contemporary work and performances.
ONE Night is inspired by an earlier projection event organized by digital artists Ron Hays and Joan Collins on March 25, 1988 to celebrate the opening of the Green Building at the Pacific Design Center. The event, More Sky, similarly included a large inflatable balloon onto which intricate digital projections were displayed. ONE Night seeks call attention to this event as well as other early digital art programs that occurred in Southern California during the 1980s.
ONE Night will feature new and historical projections by a number of artists with deep ties to both LA ACM SIGGRAPH and EZTV including Rebecca Allen, Joan Collins, Dave Curlender, Ed Emshwiller, Ron Hays, Kate Johnson, Shelley Lake, Michael J. Masucci, and Vibeke Sorensen.
Additionally, ONE Night will premier a live performance by Donna Sternberg & Dancers: Fly-By will feature dancers in duets with flying drones, each equipped with wireless cameras transmitting live video footage. The performance features music by David Raiklen, and a virtual “avatar dancer” transmitting live from The Hague by Vanessa Blaylock. The evening will conclude with a performance by musician Kate Crash.
ONE Night: EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and Digital Art in West Hollywood is presented by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and the City of West Hollywood. ONE Night is organized by Michael J. Masucci and Kate Johnson of EZTV, Joan Collins of LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and David Frantz of ONE Archives.
Major support for ONE Night is provided by the City of West Hollywood through the One City One Pride Arts Festival and BARCO, Inc. Additional support provided by the City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board.
Support for Donna Sternberg & Dancers’ Fly-by is provided by the Center for Cultural Innovation’s ARC grant and the University of Michigan MCubed grant.
Extra thanks to the 18th Street Arts Center, especially Anuradha Vikram and Jan Williamson; Victor Acevedo; and Michael Wright.
Generous support for ONE Night via the Indiegogo campaign provided by Hope Anderson, Victor Acevedo, Chris Casady, Robert Gelman, Randall Kirk, Ed Kramer, Julian Leuthold, Tony Longson, Barbara Nessim, Philip Pierce, Nina Rota, Paul Rother, Lance Williams, and anonymous donors.
The City of West Hollywood, also known as the Creative City, has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts programming for its residents and visitors. ONE Night is presented in partnership with the City of West Hollywood as part of its One City One Pride LGBT Arts Festival. With over 25 events large and small during late May and June, One City One Pride presents an exploration of LGBT Pride through arts, culture, and education. Find an entire roster of events at weho.org/pride and weho.org/arts.