Controversies: 59 Seconds

When 17 Apr 2010 - 28 May 2010
Where Spectre Gallery
287 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
Enquiry (917) 621 5941

From the curators: Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy.  Courtesy of the curators and  Spectre Gallery NY

April 17-May28 2010

Press Release:

Launched in 2005 by Project 59 at 59 Franklin Street in Tribeca, the 59 Seconds Video Festival is an alternative festival and one-time art project.

Through a series of open calls, artists were encouraged to submit 59 seconds long works that incorporated number 59 in any manner. 59 videos at a time, 59 seconds each were shown 59 times around the globe. The audience rankings were then used to select the 59 best videos.

The 59 Seconds Festival is a play off as well as a metaphor for the short video format. While sampling an emerging international video art scene, it introduced participating artists to as broad an international audience as possible; sharing a unique collection of works and providing an exchange of ideas and information.

The final selection of the 59 best videos selected by 59 international audience with documentation of the screenings and votes is being shown for the first time.

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