MORE LIGHT: Media Art from Atlanta

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MORE LIGHT: Media Art from Atlanta
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 8:00 P.M. - Midnight

Gallery Hours for the exhibition on April 1 and 2: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. 

Curated by Gregory Zinman (LMC), sponsored by the Ivan Allen College School of Literature, Media, and Communications, and organized in conjunction with the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, this art exhibition showcases contemporary moving image art from Atlanta. 


This spring, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) will hold its annual conference in Atlanta, hosting nearly 2,000 scholars, artists, and curators from North America and Europe. This year’s corresponding Experimental Film and Media and CinemArts event will be the opening night reception for the gallery exhibition MORE LIGHT: Media Art from Atlanta at Eyedrum.

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 newly-digitized 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 glimpsed through the moving silhouettes of mall patrons with a video record of the site’s natural landscape from the time before the mall’s construction.  

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 + Whitney Stansell • Cameron Kunzelman • Robbie Land • Karen Tauches • Kristan Woolford

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


Eyedrum Art + Music Gallery, 88 Forsyth Street


$5 suggested donation


Related Event:

Friday, April 1,  7:30-9pm

LMC Reception at SCMS
Room 407 at the Hilton Atlanta on 255 Courtland Street NW

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication and the Wesley Center for New Media are jointly hosting a reception at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

This reception is open to all LMC-affiliated individuals, regardless of whether you will be attending the conference (you do not have to pay the SCMS conference fee to attend the reception).  There will be food and drink and general good times. 


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