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Tune in to Green – Exhibition Seven : Virtual Artists’ Chat

from upper right to left: Ebba Jahn (Berlin), Stephanie Reid (Austin, TX), Leslie Kell (Manchaca, TX), copywritten Tune in to Green logo, Daniel Lofgren (Hudson Valley, NY), and Caroline Walker (Austin, TX)

Some of the Tune in to Green – Exhibition Seven film makers virtually gathered to chat last weekend. Ebba Jahn, Leslie Kell, Daniel Lofgren, and myself (Stephanie Reid) were joined by guest artist, Caroline Walker. We discussed past and present art practices, the hope for future collaborations of immersive and augmented reality installations, the difficulties of monetizing art, and climate change news.

Watch the recording at https://vimeo.com/741672121 or read the synopsis below.

To watch the trailer and/or rent Tune in to Green – Exhibition Seven visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen (until August 31st).

Ebba Jahn let us know that due to high temperatures and little rain, the Rhine River in Germany, where she lives, is so low that shipping boats are having to lighten their loads in order to be able to float. She also reported that melting glaciers are causing rocks that have been trapped inside of them to frequently fall from the mountains to the valleys below where people live. They are constantly having to look up to make sure they don’t get struck by one!

Stephanie Reid discussed the recent news about monarch butterflies being placed on the endangered list and the need for organic gardening and to support organic farmers, and to vote for politicians who will protect the environment. Reid, who worked as an organic gardening consultant at Garden.com, and as head (organic) gardener for a short-term rental property owner, gave a brief description of organic gardening. She also offered her services to anyone who need more info or assistance with this type of stewardship. Leslie Kell reminded us to plant lots of milkweek for the monarchs. Both noted that compared to recent years, not as many were seen this season.

Daniel Lofgren introduced us to the exceptionally cool art venue, Widow Jane Mine. The space is a labyrinth of caverns, which used to be a cement mine. A mushroom farm was also located there after the mining business closed there. Due to its exceptional acoustics, it makes a desirable location for performing artists of all kinds.

Finally, I shared with the group that the next Tune in to Green exhibition, Minor Chord II, which will run from September-November, will be the last one, at least until next summer or fall. This is due to a shift in programming towards the aforementioned expanded media projects.


Tune in to Green – Exhibition Seven : Live Screening recap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second live screening of a Tune in to Green exhibition took place at Sparky Pocket Park space in Austin, Texas on the night of Saturday, July 23rd. Seventeen people were in attendance to watch the watery, windy, and green short films of the 2022 summer show, Exhibition Seven. The 64-minute compilation is still available to rent for $7 USD, through August 31st at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured works were by:

Wyn-Lyn Tan & Shawn Low –  Singapore; Adriana López Garibay –  Mexico/Spain; Ebba Jahn, Paul Hubweber, and Dirk Bell – Germany; Matthew Pell – Leicester, England; John Winn – Durham, North Carolina; Daniel Lofgren – New York; Stephanie Reid – Austin, Texas; Ata Mojilish – Bangladesh/Austin; Leslie Kell – Austin; Weston Lyon – Los Angeles; Millad Khonsorkh – Lisbon, Portugal; Nancy Wyllie – Providence, Rhode Island; and Hong Yane Wang – London

 

We kicked off the night with a BYO ice cream party, a summer-themed music mix, and explorations of the park.

  The show began with intros by the Austin artists in attendance – Stephanie Reid, Ata Mojilish, and Leslie Kell,

who also read a poem, from her Vestiges collection, to set the mood.

 

Comments of the night were:

“It was really nice to see something different for a change.”

“All of these films are so thought-provoking. I want to talk about all of them!”

“I’m still crying from Moth Vitals.”

“Wonderful curation”

“I feel calm after watching all of those watery films.”

 

(audience watches “Be As Water” by Leslie Kell of Austin, Texas)

(audience watches “Decay” by Ata Mojilish of Bangladesh & Austin, Texas)

 

 

 

(audience watches “Big Water” by Weston Lyon of Los Angeles)

(audience watches “Utopia” by Adriana López Garibay of Mexico & Spain)


Artist Talk: Tune in to Green – Exhibition Six

Another enjoyable Tune in to Green Artist Talk in the books! We talked video art; dance and the landscape; unfolding storytelling; VJ’ing; foraging for food and found footage; how both wasps and bees are important pollinators that will leave you alone if you leave them alone…or feed them sugar water; and more! To listen to the recording with Mary Trunk – Los Angeles, California + Rachel Wagner / REW – Columbus, OHIO + Paulius Sliaupa – Lithuania / Belgium + the host, Stephanie Reid – Austin, Texas, click the play button below.

 


Tune in to Green – Exhibition Six : Live Screening recap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first live screening of a Tune in to Green exhibition took place at

Casa de Luz in Austin, Texas on the evening of Saturday, April 16th. A dozen

people were in attendance. The 2022 Spring show, Exhibition Six was projected.

Featured works were by:

Paulius Šliaupa & Suzan Peeters – Belgium / Lithuania; Harvey Goldman & Jing Wang – Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Sinéad Curran – Dublin, Ireland; Laura Gillis – Toronto, Canada; Michael Lyons – Kyoto, Japan; Jung-Chul Hur – South Korea / Thailand; Stephanie Reid – Austin, Texas; REW (Rachel Wagner) & Galen Tipton –  Columbus, Ohio; Evie McKenna – Queens, New York: Katherine Balsley & Irina Escalante-Chernova: Atlanta, GA / Milwaukee, WI; Jody Zellen – Santa Monica, California; Mary Trunk – Altadena, California / Newfoundland, Canada;
Jean-Michel Rolland & Fran Lejeune – Marseille, France;
and Benna Gaean Maris – Belgium / Italy.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments of the night were:

“Thank you! I really needed that!”

“More fireflies!”

“District 7 inspired me to want to make a video poem.”

“I just loved Little Crown. That last scene reminded me of my Grandma.”

“All the flower films were so pleasing!”

“I didn’t want the show to end!”

“I really felt the tree and the man becoming one another in Symbiosis.”

 

(audience watches “Symbiosis” by Jim Rolland and Fran Lejeune of Marseilles, France)

 


Rent “Tune in to Green – Exhibition Six” before midnight to get $2 off!

In honor of Earth Day weekend, Tune in to Green – Exhibition Six will be $2 USD off the regular $7 rental price. That’s $5 for an hour of short films by international artists working in dialogue with nature. Offer expires on 4/24 at midnight U.S. Central Standard Time. To view the trailer and/or rent the show, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen 

 


Tune in to Green – Exhibition Six, Live Screening!

short film screening announcement

short film screening announcement

 

To watch the trailer, get more info, and purchase tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/304441571937

 

Tune in to Green – Exhibition Six features micro-short films and sound pieces by experimental and expanded documentary makers around the globe. Themes such as Spring, care, motherhood, and femininity are presented in this show, using a myriad of forms and colors from 2D + 3D animation, 16mm film, video + effects, to dance. 

 

 

 

 

 


Tune in to Green – Exhibition Five closing February 28th

Tune in to Green - Exhibition Five poster

The micro-short videos (under 5-minutes) in the Tune in to Green series can be thought of as sketches. They are visual representations of ideas revolving around the anthropocene era, or plantationocene as some prefer to call it after Donna Haraway. One way or another the international artists in each exhibition express a question, mood, philosophy, and/or story about humanity’s need to evolve beyond its centuries-old battle with nature and instead find ways to integrate human society with it. Through video poems, experimental audiovisual pieces, expanded documentaries, and journalism, we are presented with new ways of looking at old problems or ways to appreciate the beauty around us with fresh eyes. Watch the trailer or rent the show at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen or the Diorama Room home page. Exhibition Five ends on 2/28/2022.

Tune in to Green - Exhibition Five poster

 

 


Tune in to Green, Exhibition 6 – Call for Entries

Tune in to Green short film series call for entries

Tune in to Green short film series call for entries