Nearly a year after Transformer’s December 1, 2010 storefront screening of an edited version of David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly, screened in a direct response to the Smithsonian Institutions’ censorship of a similar work from the National Portrait Gallery’s Hide/Seek exhibition, Transformer revisits the use of our storefront space as a way to interact with audiences through the sidewalk presentation & viewing of video.
Working in collaboration with a diverse range of artists and organizations in the development of this program, Transformer launches Storefront Video with works from the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum’s ARTLAB+ program, a design studio for teens (www.artlabplus.si.edu). ARTLAB+ guest filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu, curator of the ARTLAB+ Film Forum program, has guest curated a special selection of Film Forum videos especially for Transformer’s Storefront Video exhibition.
Additional works from the ARTLAB+ Film Forum program, as well as works by teen participants of ARTLAB+ will screen each weekend throughout the run of Storefront Video. Participating Artists include: Iram Parveen Bilal, Laura Bouza, Julia Brown, CamLab, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Kevin Jerome Everson, Charles Fairbanks, Lindsay Foster, Victoria Fu, Hong Huynh, Eliza Hittman, Caroline Key, Assia Lakhlif, Elana Mann, Kirthi Nath, Natasha Ngaiza, Julie Orser, Stephanie Owens, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ali Prosch, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Elleni Sclavenitis, April Totten, Carlin Wing, Zina Saro-Wiwa, & Michiko Yao.
In tandem with these ARTLAB+ artists, Storefront Video will also feature works by: Forest Allread, Wilson Butterworth, Micaela Durand, Billy Friebele, Felicia Glidden, Travis Hallenbeck, Michael Dax Iacovone, Carolina Mayorga, William McKenna, Kendall Nordin, Bart O’Reilly, Jordan Swartz, Lisa Marie Thalhammer and more!
Storefront Video Exhibition Hours: Works will be on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning Saturday, October 29 at noon. New works will screen Mon – Saturday at noon. A full schedule will be released weekly on our Facebook Page.
Image credit: Wilson Butterworth, code #3, 2011, digital ink jet, 20x20”