Coastal Carolina University's Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery will debut its digital media exhibit, "Project 35," an international collection of contemporary videos, from Thursday, Jan. 13 through Friday, March 4.
The diverse compilation of video shorts, ranging in length from two to 23 minutes, is a production of New York-based Independent Curators International. ICI, in its 35th year, invited 35 curators from around the world to each choose one artist's video they think is most important for art audiences to hear, view and feel. The result is "Project 35," an eclectic exhibit that will travel to about a dozen gallery spaces worldwide.
"These videos will cover everything from pop culture and music to African dance performances to motivational and inspirational themes," says Rachel Harris-Beck, exhibitions coordinator for the gallery. She reduced the 35 total videos down to 30, for reasons involving length and content of videos. Headsets will be available at two rear screen projector screening stages.
Four chapters (or discs) each feature eight to nine videos, including "Moment," by Yukihiro Taguchi of Japan; "Uh …" by Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Phu Nam Thuc Ha of Vietnam and "Alice in Wonderland or Who is Guy Debord?" by Robert Cauble of the United States.
A screening premiere will be held at the gallery, located in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts College on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Show times during the remainder of the exhibit are: Discs 1 and 3 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Discs 2 and 4 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For additional info about ICI, "Project 35" and the videos, visit www.iciexhibitions.org/index.php/exhibitions/project_35/.