This Wednesday the Dallas Video Festival kicks off with “Expanded Cinema,” a program of video art designed specifically for the digital skin of the Omni Dallas Hotel. Below, the festival sends some tips on where to get a good view of the program, which will also include sound simulcast on KXT 91.7. One key point: if there are any accidents during the event, the program will be stopped, so, you know, drive safe. In addition, the video on the Omni seems to have inspired this year’s Dallas Video Festival intro reel, which you can find below too.
Expanded Cinema, this Wed., Sept. 26 8:00 pm, is an exhibition of new video art works, each of which will completely wrap the exterior of the Omni Hotel, Dallas, with audio simulcast on public radio KXT 91.7 FM. The show will include works by 14 artists selected by Bart Weiss, Mike Morris, and Carolyn Sortor, include: Kari Altmann, Frank Campagna, Tim Capper, Rebecca Carter, Jeff Gibbons, Andrea Goldman, Mona Kasra, Kyle Kondas, Phil Lamb, Shane Mecklenburger, Mike Morris, Ted Setina, Jenny Vogel, and Carolyn Sortor.
Sortor is the coordinator/compiler for the show. (The program’s title is in honor of pioneering new media art theorist Gene Youngblood, whose seminal book by the same title is seen as the first to propound video’s potential as a fine art medium, and who will speak at the Fest on Sat., Sept. 29.) This event kicks off the 25th Dallas VideoFest.
- There will be an official-unofficial public viewing location in an empty field at Colorado and Jefferson. Here are some good points for people who might want to come out to our viewing location:
- Wear practical shoes (field is uneven and may be muddy)
- Carpool and get there early to get the closer parking spots (no reserved parking)
- Program starts at 8:00 pm SHARP on the walls of the Omni and on KXT 91.7 fm
- Radios, flashlights, lawn chairs might be helpful
- There won’t be any restroom facilities.
- Sensitive one: Encourage people to please stop and watch the show (8:00-8:52 pm); don’t try to drive and watch. If there are any accidents because of this, they will stop the show
And here are secondary locations (not affiliated with us, but great spots to see the Omni!):
Hickory House Barbecue
600 S Industrial Blvd, Dallas, TX
901 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas, TX