A BIENNIAL EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
WILL BE HELD APRIL 27- APRIL 30, 2017
The second installment of the Dallas Medianale – presented by the Video Association of Dallas – will feature screenings, performances and an exhibition spanning Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30. Showcasing moving image art in all its forms and introducing emerging and experimental art and artists to a wider audience, Dallas Medianale is a biennial exhibition featuring installations, performances, and screenings of experimental media at several venues across Dallas. The Dallas Medianale provides a diverse selection of international and regional artists.
Building on its successful first edition in 2015 that earned it the title of D Magazine’s “Best Worst Named Festival,” this year’s Medianale opens during #DallasArtsMonth on Thursday, April 27 with a screening of a Documentary about the legendary film artist and composer Tony Conrad, followed by a musical tribute at the Texas Theatre. On Friday at The MAC and Ro2 Art exhibitions by artists Eve LaFountain, Sean Miller, and Ian Haig will open with a special night of performances by Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima and Therefore. On Saturday at the Dallas Contemporary, there will be five programs of new experimental film and video works by national and international artists. Sunday at the Nasher Sculpture Center the Medianale, in collaboration with the Ultraseeing, will screen a selection of films titled Synesthésie curated by Frank Dufour and featuring a film by Scott Stark. Closing out the festival on Sunday night the Medianale will host the 24th Dallas Ambient Music Nights at the MAC.
Full program and details will be posted to dallasmedianale.com
THURSDAY, April 27: Opening Night at the Texas Theatre will be a tribute to Tony Conrad, the illustrious experimental film artist, and composer who passed away in 2016.
Screening the feature length critically acclaimed, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, a documentary film by Tyler Hubby examining the pioneering life and works of the artist, musician, and educator. Following the documentary, Tony Conrad’s iconic 1966 film, The Flicker, will be screened - a masterpiece of a structural film consisting only of black and white frames in alternating patterns that have produced visual hallucinations in the viewer. After these screenings, there will be a special concert, Behind the Screen, by local musicians (including Martin Back) performing works composed or inspired by Tony Conrad.
More info: www.tonyconradmovie.com, www.thetexastheatre.com, cargocollective.com/martinback
FRIDAY, April 28: The second night of the Medianale includes audio-visual performances and the opening of exhibitions by Eve LaFountain, Sean Miller, and Ian Haig which will take place at The MAC and Ro2 Art. Performances at The MAC include artists Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima, and Therefore. Two month-long exhibitions will open at The MAC: Los Angeles-based artist Eve LaFountain will install a two projector 16mm film that addresses the landscape of the American southwest; Dallas-based artist Sean Miller will present a new generative audio/visual installation. The exhibitions will be on view through May 27, Thursday-Saturday 12-3 p.m. or by appointment, with a closing reception on Saturday, May 27. Ro2 Art, situated in the same complex as the MAC, will host an augmented reality installation by Australian artist Ian Haig.
More info: The MAC (the-mac.org), Eve LaFountain (evelaurynlafountain.com), Sean Miller (cargocollective.com/seanpmiller/Sean-P-Miller), Kristin Reeves (reevesmachine.com), Limited Hangout (www.limitedhangout.us), Karine Fleurima (www.karinefleurima.com), Therefore (www.studiotherefore.com/) and Ian Haig (www.ianhaig.net).
SATURDAY, April 29: Bringing the latest experimental media, video, and film to the Dallas Contemporary. Five unique programs, curated by Medianale’s Mike Morris, that focus on the most recent, groundbreaking films, videos and moving image art, featuring the works of both local, national and international artist. Including a special screening of Bay Area underground film legend, Craig Baldwin’s film Tribulation 99. These programs will be screened throughout the day.
More info: www.dallascontemporary.org, Craig Baldwin Tribulation 99 www.youtube.com/trailer.
SUNDAY, April 30: At the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Medianale in collaboration with Ultraseeing will screen a selection of films titled Synesthésie curated by Frank Dufour featuring among others a film by Austin-based artist, Scott Stark.
Closing night for this second edition of the Medianale will be at the MAC where the Medianale will be hosting the 24th Dallas Ambient Music Nights.
More info: www.nashersculpturecenter.org, www.scottstark.com, www.facebook.com/dallasambientmusicnights
>April 27: Screening and Concert at Texas Theatre, screening 7:30 p.m., concert 10 p.m.
>April 28: Exhibition opening and performances at The MAC and Ro2 Gallery, opening exhibition 7 p.m., performances from 7:30 p.m.
>April 29: Screenings at Dallas Contemporary on April 29, 12-10 p.m.
> April 30: Screenings at Nasher Sculpture Center from 2 p.m., Dallas Ambient Music Nights at The MAC from 9 p.m.
The Dallas Medianale presented by the Video Association of Dallas is funded by:
Texas Commission on the Art
Office of Cultural Affairs Dallas
Dallas Film Commission