Grand and Killer
Banshee Studios present
T-10 Video Festival:
Two nights of short video works each clocking in at 10 minutes or less.
January 12 & 13, 2008. Doors
8pm. Screening 8.30pm.
Doors will open at 8 pm. Screenings will commence
promptly at 8:30, with each night presenting an entirely different
program of works. As has become tradition each of these two nights
will also feature around a half-hour's worth of work by an accomplished
- and most likely underrecognized - local video artist. This year
we present works by
Anthony Discenza on Saturday January 12
Bill Basquin on Sunday January 13.
The T-10 Video Festival began in December
of 2000 shortly after 21 Grand first opened its
doors, intended to fill the role of a popular forum in the East Bay
for local artists working in video. Now, keep in mind this was over
4 years before Youtube, and during a dry spell between gluts of video
art in the Bay Area. As the cultural landscape has shifted so has T-10,
redefining its purpose a little more each year.
Even, or perhaps especially, against such a hyper-egalitarian
conflagration of independent video such as YouTube, a short form
showcase like T-10 still holds a pertinent
role: serving to accentuate the contemplation, fascination, and deliberation
within these works, which are often overshadowed in large-scale forums
by titillation and "stupid human tricks".
For the first time 21 Grand has
invited an outside party to co-organize T-10, bringing
in the technical expertise and organizational know-how of Killer
Banshee Studios. KBS is a partnership of Kriss De Jong and Eliot
K Daughtry, both accomplished media artists. As such they have toured
as a live video act performing & collaborating with members of
God is My Co-pilot, created,
produced & performed a live video/audio rendition of New York
artist Fly's book PEOPs, provided dynamic backdrops for
the annual Peace Out festival, are part of Illuminated
Corridor, performing in outdoor live cinema events, as well
as being veteran contributors to the T-10 Festival itself.
Thanks to their added will power we've received the most submissions
ever - from as far away as Shanghai and as close as 45th St.
Please check the website for highlights and schedule as the
25th Street (at Broadway), Oakland, CA 94612
AT 21grand DOT org
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Killer Banshee Studios
the website or call (510) 444-7263 to verify details as the location
may change, but the date will