phantom limbs

journal by Sam Zimmerman concerning new media arts in New York City, curated events at Monkeytown (the video dinner theater in Williamsburg) and his personal projects

Saturday, March 11, 2006

DiVA: Digital & Video Art Fair - New York 3/10/06

This is the mega art fair weekend in NYC as everyone gloms on to the Armory show like barnacles on a whale. Went to check out DiVA for the first time on Friday night. The premise for this show is a bit odd . A couple dozen galleries are working to establish a collector-level valuation for video artworks, so they get together and rent out two floors of a hotel. To see the work, you duck in and out of bedrooms, with pieces projected over the beds, stuck in the shower stalls, etc. Every room has a different lived-in smell, and the whole scene struck me a a bit cramped and seedy.

Anyhow, here's what I liked:

video piece and prints by Alexander Reyna
Pablo's Birthday

video installation by Jongbum Choi
Walsh Gallery

lightboxes by Janieta Eyre
Christopher Cutts Gallery

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