NEW YORK.- Scope art fair Inc. is pleased to announce that -scope-New York will take place through Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Flatotel Hotel, 135 West 52nd Street (between 6th and 7th avenues). The Flatotel is located around the corner from The Museum of Modern Art, 57th Street galleries, major subways and is walking distance from The Armory Show (shuttle bus service between -scope and The Armory Show). 75 exhibitors from around the world (see back) are open daily from 12pm to 8pm. Admission is $10 and catalogs are $5 each.
-scopeSound: Live music in the glass atrium, featuring the emerging intensity of: Lycaon Pictus, Morricone Youth and Rare Bird Rumba Ranch, along with a gunslingers duel between DJ Count Porkchopula and DJ Zebra Blood.
Performance-scope: JOY– Pleasure In The Street, curated by artist Lilah Freedland, features the bicycle jousting street ethics of Black Label, and the intense secret projects of Madagascar Institute. Keep an eye on the ceiling! Don’t miss RATBOY in his VIP bathroom lair and Jordan Seiler’s roving project which addresses the feelings of depravity and isolation imposed on the public by advertising on a daily basis.
Cinema-scope: Blurring the classic expectation of video and film, Natalie Kovacs presents two exceptional projects, SEED, supported by the Canadian Consulate and The Canadian Film Center, which allows audience members, using their cell phones, to plant ‘seeds’ that are grown into a virtual forest on site and True Love, in conjunction with collective 640 480, which embroiders a video narrating loss and abandonment into the traditional medium and visual history of tapestry.
From Norway, Tor Jørgen presents “The Good Selection”, a medley of Scandanavian film/video, which includes Liminal Inception (Norway), Waterboy (Sweden) and Stella (Iceland), among others. In addition, Tor curates Cinema-scope’s continued featured programming of exhibitor submitted work while Natalie contributes a video program titled “t.b.d.”
Awards and Grants: The recipient of the Independent Curator Award for -scopeNew York 2005 is Lisa Kirk whose curatorial project in the lobby which explores themes of nature. The Emerging Artist Grant has been awarded to Kyung Jeon.