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MFA Candidate Jeff Gibbons will have his video art works “Xpanded”

xpanded Cinema

Wednesday, Sept 26th, 8:30 pm (Dallas, Texas)

The Dallas VideoFest is known for being among the first to explore the creative potential of cutting-edge technologies, and the upcoming 25th Dallas VideoFest will be no exception. This year's festival will open with its biggest show ever – literally. On September 26, 2012, the exterior walls of the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas will serve as a screen for an exhibition of new video art works created especially for the building's 193- by 333-foot display. The exhibition is titled, Expanded Cinema, in honor of pioneering media arts theorist Gene Youngblood, whose 1970 book by the same title is seen as the first to recognize the potential importance of video as an art medium (Youngblood will present a lecture later in the VideoFest, preceded by a trailer of a new film on his past work). Expanded Cinema will feature works by Kari Altmann, Frank Campagna, Tim Capper, Rebecca Carter, Jeff Gibbons, Andrea Goldman, Mona Kasra, Kyle Kondas, Phil Lamb, Shane Mecklenburger, Mike Morris, Ted Setina, Carolyn Sortor, and Jenny Vogel. Curated by Carolyn Sortor, Bart Weiss, and Mike Morris. The program will kick off at 8:30 pm with audio simulcast on KXT 91.7 FM and will screen sundown to sunup for the duration of the festival.

More info at the Dallas VideoFest website at .