drip 2009: Big questions for young media-makers

drip 2009: Big questions for young media-makers

EMPAC, Studio 1

February 25, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Curated by Lissa Gibbs 

The videos were selected from student submissions at RPI, UIUC - The School of Art + Design University of Illinois and VCU - Department of Kinetic Imaging Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. 

We congratulate the esteemed Blair Neal and Atira Odhner from the Rensselaer community for their participation.

When does the DRIPPING start and when does it end?  Where will it take you and what will you see once you're there? 

Commandeering the bits and bites of everyday life and the fantasies which rise, these 24 digitally created shorts succinctly convey the era in which they were made and the generation that made them; distinct regional sensibilities?  Sure!  You want timeless stories of love, loss, and superheroes?  Got those, too! 

Refreshing in their optimism, these filmettes probe beyond the humdrum and offer a glimpse of the real potential of the digital age and the makers who will be at the forefront of its exploration.  Led valiantly by Bob Paris, Nao Bustamante, and Deke Weaver, the young hearts and minds at Virginia Commonwealth University's Kinetic Imaging Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic's Integrated Electronic Arts program, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's School of Art & Design's New Media Department cut to the quick and remind us all that filmmaking is sublime, filmmaking is ridiculous, filmmaking is so utterly dead that it's alive and dripping.  

Lissa Gibbs
independent curator and Associate Director of MOCA-Tucson

Lissa Gibbs is a Tuscon, Arizona based producer and educator.  She holds both a B.A. in Film Studies and English and an M.A. in Design from UC Berkeley.  A past resident of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and Venice, Italy, she has worked all over the world for the past 25 years as a curator, journalist, film festival director, television producer, public artist, graphic designer, and educator, including programming consultation to the Pacific Film Archive, SXSW Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Northwest Film Center, and the New York Video Festival.  She is currently the associate director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Tuscon, a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Warhol Initiative.  She's also a mom.


Contact Nao Bustamante for further information:

Email: bustan@rpi.edu

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