DENVER'S PREMIER ENVIRONMENT
FOR INNOVATIVE MOTION-BASED
ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK

EVENTS

9/24/16

SUPERNOVA GRAND FINALE

Special Live multi-media performance by Thug Entrancer and MMCIII

Supernova concludes our progamming with a special, rare live performance with Denver's own Thug Entrancer, the brainchild of composer Ryan McRyhew, a creative lynchpin in the DIY electronic music scene. He is joined by frequent visual collaborator Milton Melvin Croissant III, digital animator extraordinaire whose most recent video with Thug is one ofthe year's standout gems. Truly a peformance to experience in conjunction with our 10 x 20 foot LED screen situated in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The performance will begin shortly after the conclusion of SUPERNOVA's Juried Competition screening.

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9/24/16

SUPERNOVA EDUCATIONAL FORUM

Featuring Supernova's Distinguished Festival Jurors

The SUPERNOVA Education Forum is located at the Commons on Champa at 1245 Champa Street, one block from our feature LED Screen at 14th and Champa. Advance registration is required for entry, contact ivar@plusgallery.com to register through paypal or visit AXS.com. Students can register for a discounted rate of $60 for the day.

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9/24/16

SUPERNOVA

Outdoor Digital Animation and Art Festival

Supernova is the first major outdoor festival of digital animation and art, initiated by Denver Digerati in 2016 with support from Arts and Venues Denver and the Denver Theatre District. The festival utilizes a robust network Denver Digerati has developed over five years through an ongoing series of 'Friday Flash programs' that have brought advances in digital animation and motion art to a network of public LED screens situated in Denver's downtown core as a new public art viewing experience. The program promotes the dynamic, rapidly advancing impact technology is having in art throughout the world today in an exciting and radically innovative context. Supernova is the future of public art.

Core Elements include seven hours of continuous film screenings of curated, short-form digital content on two well situated LED screens in the heart of downtown Denver.

Competition Screening showcase simultaneous on both LED Screens and a third temporary screen located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria. Cash prize awards to be selected by three distinguished guest jurors Claudia Maté, Jonathan Monaghan and Morehshin Allahyari, chosen for their prestige within digital media on an international level. Capped by a live new-media music performance. All screenings are free for all.

Supernova will also feature a special all-day educational forum featuring juror presentations, professional critiques, panel discussions and small-screen art engagement throughout day at Commons on Champa Innovation Center. Limited attendance, ticketed event.

Submit your work now through August 15th at Film Freeway

PAST EVENTS

9/25/15

FRIDAY FLASH #11: 2015 ARTIST COMMISSIONS

Unveiling of seven new works commissioned by Denver Digerati

Denver Digerati concludes the 2015 summer Friday Flash series with the pinnacle of our curatorial and support efforts, unveiling seven new artworks commissioned specifically for our premier LED screen and growing library of motion-based content for public display. Our third set of commissioned artists once again bridges between Denver's thriving local art scene and the greater global network that has embraced our unique protocol through previous programs.

Denver Digerati will showcase new works by Faiyaz Jafri (Hong Kong) and Mike Pelletier (The Netherlands), both of who have been featured previously in our separate Friday Flash curatorial programs as well as this year's '10-second film festival.' Also returning to our screen will be Brenna Murphy (Portland, OR), Sin Young Kim (New York, NY) and Atomic Elroy (Sacramento, CA), all of whom have been previously featured in Friday Flash curatorial programs. And Denver will be represented this year through new works by Mario Zoots as well as Katie Watson and Tara Pattie of Impromptu Company.

Friday Flash No.11 - 2015 Artist Commissions will take place on Friday September 25th at the corner of 14th and Champa on the Colorado Convention Center LED screen. The program starts promptly at 8pm. Join us afterwards at the Commons on Champa at 1345 Champa Street for an afterparty to celebrate our ongoing series and this year's commissioned artists.

Friday, September 25th at 8pm at the 14th and Champa Street LED Screen

7/24/15

Digital Animation NOW!

A program of digital animation in support of the Biennial of the Americas

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Digital Animation NOW! the summer's second Friday Flash program and 10th in the series history on Friday July 24th starting at 8pm at the 14th and Champa St. L.E.D. screen. The program serves as an extension of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas over arching theme of 'NOW!' presenting a lively showcase of some of the world's most innovative and creative digital animation, developed by a wide ranging field of artists with different goals and intentions in mind. The program is a natural fit as a follow up to the focus week festivities of the Biennial, which features a trio of artists previously presented to the public through Denver Digerati programs, including Canadian artist Jeremy Bailey who is the emcee for the Civic Center Biennial Night on July 17th, and the Denver based team of Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman, who were previously commissioned by Denver Digerati and will present a multi-dimensional new-media artwork as part of the 'Now? Now!" exhibition located at the MCA Denver.

Digital Animation NOW! will feature a strong selection of pioneering national and international artists including Claudiamate, Fabrice Le Nezet, V5MT, Baden Pailthorpe, Gregory Bennett, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Mike Pelletier, Universal Everything, The Rodina, Rashaad Newsome, Scott Gelber, Jonathan Monaghan, Kim Laughton, Ben Wheele, SaveMe Oh, Valentina Tremont, Travis Vermilye, Ben Ridgeway, Nicos Livesey, Hector Lanquin, Peter Burr and more.

Friday, July 24th at 8pm at the 14th and Champa Street LED Screen

6/19/15

MTVTM

A program of music videos created by Artists, curated by Milton Croissant III

Denver Digerati continues to advance a network of the world's most exciting artists who are merging technology and motion-art in unprecedented ways. Our 2015 Friday Flash series launches on June 19th with Friday Flash No.9 - MTVTM, curated by Denver Digerati alum Milton Croissant III. MTVTM, or Music to Video to Music, explores the evolving world of music videos where the sound/music element is inseparable and features some of the most exciting up-and-coming visual artists and musicians of today. The selected works that will screen are also largely a showcase for evolving trends in digital art and animation, covering a wide range of styles that embody the visual play that is concurrent with advanced technological tools. Our guest curator Milton Croissant III has compiled an assortment of works that include local, national and international artists supporting musicians such as Holly Herendon, Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon and others, and in some cases the showcase will be the platform launch for select works. The full lineup includes artists Akihiko Taniguchi (Japan), Lale Westvind (NYC), Alan Resnick, Max Eilbacher and Nick Vyssotski (all Baltimore, MD), Nicole Ginelli (Chicago), Colin Ward and Vid Kidz (Colorado) as well as the latest from Croissant himself, who now resides in Brooklyn, NY. Come find out the full lineup of artists by attending Friday Flash No.9 on June 19th.

Friday Flash No.9 - MTVTM will start with an oral presentation by Denver Digerati creative director Ivar Zeile and comments by FF No.9 guest curator Milton Croissant III starting at 7pm at Denver's newest downtown innovation center, the Commons on Champa at 1245 Champa Street. The formal screening will follow starting precisely at 8pm at the 14th and Champa L.E.D. screen just a block from the Commons. Following the screening, the public is welcome back to the Commons on Champa from 9-10pm for an afterparty featuring DJ Daugherty.

Friday, June 19th at the Commons on Champa at 7pm And the Corner of 14th and Champa Street at 8pm

5/30/15

The Ten Second Film Festival

10 Artworks @ 10 seconds each on 5 LED screens for 2 months

Denver Digerati commences our 2015 season of exclusive public programming with the “Ten-second Film Festival,” a concept that has been brewing ever since the introduction of the first LED screen in the Denver Theatre District back in 2010. The Ten-second Film Festival will activate all five of the District’s LED screens with digital animations and motion-art by leading artists from around the world. The brief duration is derived by the screen protocol which limits all content to 10-seconds, presented in a rotation that repeats on a quick cycle throughout the day. Denver Digerati has selected ten artists, eight of whom have supported our Friday Flash programs in the past three years, commissioning each to create a unique 10-second artwork that will enter the screen rotations from May 1st through the end of June. The effort presents a much needed respite from commercial programming that dominates the screens throughout the year, and also serves as a precursor for our upcoming Friday Flash programs that will commence in June. Artists who have been commissioned for the inaugural 10-second Film Festival are:

Jake Fried
(Boston, MI)

Evan Mann
(Denver, CO)

Sin Young Kim
(New York, NY)

Max Hattler
(Hong Kong, China)

Laleh Mehran
(Denver, CO)

Faiyaz Jafri
(Hong Kong, China)

Barry Whittaker
(Toledo, OH)

Michael Pelletier
(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Emilia Forestreuter
(Berlin, Germany)

Milton Croissant III
(Brooklyn, New York)

9/25/14

A SENSORY CELEBRATION

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th AT ATISPHERE IN ARLINGTON, VA

Denver Digerati is proud to be showcasing our work at the upcoming Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) fundraiser 'A Sensory Celebration' on September 25th at Artisphere in Arlington, VA. Denver Digerati will present over an hour of our best programming and artist commissions from the last four years, along with some additional works we've deemed unsuitable for public consumption. VIP ticket purchase for the event will benefit SSDP and grant access to a very special evening affair held in Arlington's creative hub, the architecturally and philosophically signature Artisphere and Dome Theater. An open bar and decadent passed appetizers will compliment casual conversations with SSDP student members who will share their stories of reform from campus, topped off by our very own unique programming including works by artists close to the DC area such as Jonathan Monaghan, Milton Croissant III, Katie Torn and Jeremy Couillard as well as other top-level digital animators that are part of our growing network.

Find out more at ssdp.org