The Omni Hotel is the one with the massive screen facing Dallas. The side of the hotel is a massive screen and tonight it will be a giant movie screen to air short art films by artists all over the United States for Expanded Cinema : Multiplicity. KXT 91.7 is the soundtrack to these short films and a viewing party is slated to take place at Hickory House Barbeque at 8pm sharp.
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From the press release:
The Video Association of Dallas Presents
EXPANDED CINEMA: MultipliCity
DALLAS, August 28, 2013 — Back by popular demand, the Video Association of Dallas announced today EXPANDED CINEMA returns to kick off the 26th installment of the Dallas VideoFest.
Generously supported and simulcast, as it was in 2012, on KXT 91.7 FM, EXPANDED CINEMA: MultipliCity, will again dance along the exterior walls of the Downtown Dallas Omni Hotel for one evening on Friday, October 4, 2013 with a special start time of 8 pm.
“With KXT radio, once again, broadcasting the soundtrack in sync with the images on the Omni, anywhere you can see the hotel in the city, you will have the full, rich experience by simply turning on your radio to 91.7 FM,” said Bart Weiss, founder Video Association of Dallas and artistic director, Dallas VideoFest.”
Public Watching Party details:
Fri., Oct 4, 2013
8 pm (arrive early as the show starts right at 8 pm)
Hickory House Barbecue, 600 S Industrial Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
The Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208
Curator Mona Kasra (MonaKasra.com) of Dallas says of EXPANDED CINEMA: “The 21st-century, urban life resembles a fragmented, complex tapestry, made up of multiplicity of the lived experiences, imaginings, visions, and memories of past experiences. The city itself serves as a complex canvas depicting a diverse range of relationships, architectures, cultures, and backgrounds, enabling city dwellers to build multilayered narratives within their urban surroundings. Inspired by the richness of the urban life, participating artists in ‘EXPANDED CINEMA: MultipliCity’ reflect on their perceptions of the city, both in terms of its diversity and wholeness.”
EXPANDED CINEMA: MultipliCity, the largest canvas in Dallas – the four curved, exterior walls of the Omni Hotel – will feature new video artworks by media artists:
- Morehshin Allahyari (Dallas—Morehshin.com) with sound collaborator Andrew Blanton
- Michele Jaquis (Los Angeles, CA—MicheleJaquis.com)
- Kyle Kondas (Dallas—UTDallas.edu/atec/Kondas)
- Jonathan Monaghan (Brooklyn, NY—JonMonaghan.com) with music collaborator: Evan Samek
- Mike Morris (Dallas—MichaelAlexanderMorris.com)
- Luke Savisky (Austin, TX—LukeSavisky.com) with collaborators David Bartner, video editing and Paige Swift, production manager
- Nina Schawanse (New Orleans, LA—NinaSchwanse.com)
- Kelly Sears (Los Angeles, CA—KellySears.com)
- Carolyn Sortor (Dallas— c-cyte.com)
- Jenny Vogel (New York, NY—JennyVogel.net) with sound editing collaborator Andrew Blanton
- Bart Weiss (Dallas—BartWeiss.com) with collaborators Mark Clive, graphic support and Micah Hayes, music
- Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Art’s students Christian Salinas and Kyra-Michelle Jacobs with faculty advisor, Niloo Jalilvand (Dallas—DallasISD.org/BookerT)
Audio will be simulcast on KXT 91.7 FM radio.
“In our second year, the artists have a more sophisticated and nuanced take on using the Omni walls by broadening that canvas out beyond its borders will, in essence, expand Expanded Cinema. I’m honored to be among such a talented group with my own piece this year,” Weiss concluded.
EXPANDED CINEMA Pre-Party
There will be a pre-party celebrating the artists who are creating EXPANDED CINEMA: MultipliCity presented by the Video Association of Dallas and sponsored by Craft and Growler in conjunction with North Texas Giving Day: http://www.donorbridgetx.org/
EXPANDED CINEMA Pre-Party details:
Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013
7:30 – 11 pm
Craft and Growler, 3601 Parry Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75226
Selections from the first EXPANDED CINEMA in 2012 will be screened on monitors.
This event is open to the public.
ABOUT EXPANDED CINEMA
EXPANDED CINEMA is an exhibition of new video art works created especially for the exterior walls of the Omni Dallas Hotel presented by the Video Association of Dallas. The exterior of the Omni Dallas Hotel is continuously wrapped with LED bars that function like a low-res computer monitor. Only a handful of buildings in the world offer similar displays; and since this particular system was specifically created to fit the hotel’s architecture, it is unique. The display constitutes a potentially looping screen approximately 193 feet high and 999 feet in width or circumference. But while it’s the biggest screen in Dallas, its unusual in shape and very low-res, effectively just 20 display “pixels” tall and 333 pixels wide. Find EXPANDED CINEMA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExpandedCinema
Special thanks to Kyle Kondas, production coordinator; Pat Anderson of Matthews Southwest, Lighting Producer; Mark Abuzzahab of KXT 91.7 FM public radio; and the Dallas Convention Center hotel, the Omni Dallas Hotel.
ABOUT KXT 91.7
KXT 91.7 FM is one of the public broadcasting stations operated by North Texas Public Broadcasting, a not-for-profit media network that also includes KERA 90.1 FM, KERA TV, KERA WORLD and Art&Seek. KXT began broadcasting in November 2009 and has a Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music format. Listen live to KXT online at kxt.org.
Dallas VideoFest 26 Sponsors
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas-Richardson; Alford Media Services, Inc.; AMS Pictures; Dallas Film Commission; Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Dallas Producers Association; Double Tree Hotel – Richardson; KERA/KXT; KellyKitchensPR.co; la Madeleine; Matthews Southwest; The McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Selig Polyscope Company; Sell.com; SullivanPerkins; Texas Commission on the Arts; Texas Film Commission.
ABOUT VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS
The mission of the Video Association is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. The Video Association of Dallas (VAD) is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on April 25, 1989. It began in 1986 as a weekend event, “Video As A Creative Medium”, presented at the Dallas Museum of Art by independent curators Barton Weiss and John Held. That first event, which included two nights of video by selected local and national video artists, was a great popular success, which led to the founding of the Dallas Video Festival (DVF) in 1987. Video Association of Dallas also presents the 24 Hour Video Race, the Texas Show Tour, North Texas College Film Festival, Texas Independent Film Network screenings, Texas Fllmmakers Production Fund workshops, Three Star Cinema, and other programs throughout the year.