Denver Digerati launched the year's first Friday Flash program on May 24th, 2013 on the Denver Theatre District's premier LED screen at 14th and Champa Street. The program is the first in a five-month series that brings the best in motion-based art and animation from around the world to the public in an exciting context at one of the most prominent corners in the heart of downtown Denver. "Friday Flash No.1" was curated by Denver Digerati associates Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie, along with contributions from Denver Arts & Venues' Tariana Navas-Nieves, setting the tone for the program and the possibilities of sharing work by animators and new-media artists in a public context. Artists from the US and around the world contributed work, including Protey Temen (Russia), Jason Akira Somma (USA), Jake Fried (USA), Sumit Sijher (USA), Atomic Elroy (USA), Stephanie Davidson (Canada), Faiyaz Jafri (USA), and Diego Lama (Peru).
This document of the evening was shot and edited by Denver Digerati associate curator Ryan Pattie, delivering a brief look at the magnificent work on display as well as the audience reaction from what was otherwise a 35-minute long event. Many people gathered on the corners surrounding the screen specifically to view the program, while passersby's were caught largely unaware on their way through the prominent 14th street corridor to other activities downtown, including the popular Denver Center for Performing Arts next door. The context is one of the most spectacular in the city for a jolt of progressive art on a summer evening, replacing what is otherwise largely generic commercial programming on the LED screen. Friday Flash is a revolution that delivers the future of Public Art NOW!
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