Bring to Light, Nuit Blanche New York
Ethan Vogt, Executive Director Allison Kline, Artist Liaison Saturday, October 1st, 2011 6pm to Midnight
Bring to Light is a free nighttime public festival of art in New York City that takes place simultaneously with “nuit blanche” events in cities around the world. Inviting emerging and established artists to make site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art, the event creates an immersive spectacle for thousands of visitors to re-imagine public space and civic life. Bring to Light will transform streets, parks and the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint, Brooklyn set against dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline.
Nestled in the northwest corner of Brooklyn, Greenpoint has historically enjoyed relative anonymity due to its isolation and industrial zoning. In recent years, an influx of newcomers to the area has made Greenpoint one of the neighborhoods with the highest concentration of artists in the city. A rezoning program in 2005 created a master plan for parks and public access to the waterfront and led to increased interest from residential developers. As plans advance for the future of the neighborhood, particularly for the Greenpoint industrial waterfront, the opinions and wishes of local community members, advocates, and officials endeavor to be part of the conversation as this area is transformed. Through this artistic intervention, Bring to Light hopes to engage the public in this dialogue and leave lasting positive impacts.
Nuit Blanche (French for “white night” or “all-nighter”) is a global network of locally-organized nighttime contemporary art events. Originating in Paris in 2001, the nuit blanche concept now involves millions of people in cities around the world.
Artists Aaron Siegel, Alex Villar, Alex Waterman, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Amanda Long, Andrei Severny, Behnaz Babazadeh, Camille Scherrer, Chakaia Booker, CHiKA, Chris Jordan & Josh Goldberg, Chris Woebkin, Colin Snapp, Commercial Break, Daniel Canogar, David B. Smith Devan Harlan and Olek, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Dustin Yellin, Eiji Sumi, Justin Riley and Wolfgang Gil, Eli Keszler, Elisabeth Smolarz, Ellis & Cuius, F.P. Boué, Fair Use Trio, Fanny Allié, Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Jason Peters, Jeff Desom, Jeremy Blake, Jo Wood-Brown, Jules Marquis, Kant Smith, Karen Ostrom, Karin Hodgin Jones, Karolina Sobecka, Kon Trubkovich, Konstantin Sergeyev, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Leif Parsons, Lucky Dragons, Marcos Zotes, Nat Evans, Nathan Kensinger, Organelle Design and Elliott+Goodman, Parker Genné, Poetry Performance and Projection, PrePost, Ramon Schreuder, Raphaele Shirley, Reader, Richard Serra, Rita Ackermann, Sean Boggs, Sean McIntyre & Reid Bingham, Shai Fuller, Jocelyn Oppenheim, Jacob Segal, Bryce Suite, with Chris Jordan, So Percussion, Stepan Boltalin & Ezer Longinus, The Vandalights, Ugly Art Room, Urban Infills, Ursula Scherrer & K. L. T., Valeska Soares, Vicki DaSilva, Warm Engine, Weston Currie & Grouper, Z Collective, Zimoun.
The East River Ferry runs regular service to the India Street Pier until 8:30PM. Special ferries will run from 8:30PM until Midnight. Service will be between the India Street Pier, E. 34th St. in Manhattan & N. 7th St. in Williamsburg with boats arriving every 15 minutes.
G Train to Greenpoint Ave. Walk (2min) down Greenpoint Ave. to the site. This Saturday, G Trains will be replaced by shuttle buses running every 10 minutes. L Train to Bedford Ave. Walk (15min) to water then North on Kent which becomes Franklin to reach festival site.
Bicycle parking will be available at Franklin St. and Milton St.
By Taxi/Car Service
Please drop at Greenpoint Ave and Franklin St. From there, it is a one block walk to the site.
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