1. Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District presented their first Friday Flash program on May 24th to an enthusiastic public in downtown Denver, Colorado. Friday Flash is a new monthly series of public screenings that take place on the 14th and Champa LED screen in the heart of the city. The program delivers a diverse mixture of outstanding works being created across the world from within the fields of animation, motion based art and interactive new media. Friday Flash #1 was curated by Denver Digerati’s creative director Ivar Zeile and assistant Ryan Pattie, along with selections from Denver Arts & Venues’ newest curator Tariana Navas-Nieves.

    The program will continue with a screening each month on select Friday evenings through the summer, concluding in September with the unveiling of the DTD’s exciting new commissioned artworks. The full lineup of events can be found at denverdigerati.com

    Our selections for May 24th featured the following outstanding artists:

    Faiyaz Jafri
    Protey Temen
    Stephanie Davidson
    Jason Akira Somma
    Jake Fried
    Sumit Sijher
    Diego Lama
    Atomic Elroy

    Denver Digerati is a special platform in development by the Denver Theatre District intended to nurture and bring leading advances in motion-based artwork to Denver’s public through state of the art LED screens located in some of the most exciting locations in Downtown Denver.

    The DTD's LED infrastructure is unique to any other city in the country, supporting a mandate to enhance Denver’s urban core through a dynamic, constant visual art presence by local innovators and leading artists from around the world. The project is curated by Denver residents Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie.

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  2. Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District present Friday Flash, a monthly series of public screenings that will take place on the 14th and Champa LED screen in the heart of Downtown Denver. The program delivers a diverse mixture of outstanding work being created across the world from within the fields of animation, motion-based art and interactive new media. Friday Flash will debut on May 24th with a group show curated by Denver Digerati’s creative director Ivar Zeile and assistant Ryan Pattie, along with selections from Denver Arts & Venues’ newest curator Tariana Navas-Nieves. The program will continue with a screening each month on select Friday evenings through the summer, concluding in September with the unveiling of the DTD’s exciting new commissioned artworks. The full lineup of events can be found at denverdigerati.com

    Our selections for May 24th include the following artists:

    Faiyaz Jafri
    Protey Temen
    Stephanie Davidson
    Jason Akira Somma
    Jake Fried
    Sumit Sijher
    Diego Lama
    Atomic Elroy

    The May 24th Friday Flash will begin at Crave, located across the street from the LED screen at 14th and Champa, starting at 6pm with introductions to the program and evening’s artworks by DTD curators Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie, along with comments from Arts & Venues Manager of Cultural Programming Tariana Navas-Nieves. Crave’s Brandon Meyer will be serving up his FF inspired “Miracle” cocktail, served UP, both before and after the screening!

    Our May 24th Friday Flash 10-second promo was designed by Denver Digerati associate curator Ryan Pattie for use on the LED screen in advance of the evening's screening. Imagery is from Faiyaz Jafri’s extraordinary short “Hello Bambi” which we’ll be screening in it’s entirety that night.

    Denver Digerati is a special platform in development by the Denver Theatre District intended to nurture and bring leading advances in motion-based artwork to Denver’s public through state of the art LED screens located in some of the most exciting locations in Downtown Denver.

    The DTD's LED infrastructure is unique to any other city in the country, supporting a mandate to enhance Denver’s urban core through a dynamic, constant visual art presence by local innovators and leading artists from around the world. The project is curated by Denver residents Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie.

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  3. On the evening of May 11th, 2012 the Denver Theatre District in conjunction with Create Denver Week hosted "Urban Encounters," a program that brought several forward thinking creative concepts and spectacles to the streets of Denver, including "SightLine," an hour and twenty minute program of premier motion-based art by Local, National and International artists projected on downtown Denver's largest LED screen. The program started with a reception at the Spire across the street from the LED screen....many chose to stay on Spire's 9th floor deck to watch the program because of the dramatic weather that night, but the best view was from the street.

    "SightLine" curators Ryan Pattie and Ivar Zeile compiled footage taken that evening by spectators of the program to create this clip, edited by Ryan Pattie, that delivers a brief view of this dynamic project. The full program of works will be available soon on Vimeo as well as a new website for our curatorial endeavors involving the LED Screen that is currently being developed. To stay in touch with our current and future programs, contact ivar@plusgallery.com

    Thanks to all of the spectators and participants that submitted footage for this document and who supported this singular project. Special thanks to the DTD and Create Denver Week for their support of our curatorial effort. And our biggest thanks go out to the artists who created work for the event or generously let us use their existing selections.......for those who could not be there to view it in person, it was simply awe inspiring!

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  4. Denver Digerati launched our 2015 Friday Flash series on Friday June 19th with FF No.9 - MTVTM or "Music to Video to Music," guest curated by Milton Melvin Croissant III. The program was shown on our signature LED Screen located at the corner of 14th and Champa in downtown Denver, Colorado.

    The idea behind Friday Flash No.9 had been on the plate for a long time, some of the most exciting work in motion-based art continually found in the merger of visual art and sound. Handing over the curatorial reigns for such a program, however, was like asking a child to give up their seat at the next Star Wars installment. But it was upon previewing Denver Digerati commissioned artist and frequent collaborator Milton Croissant III’s most recently commissioned music video earlier this year for RUBIK that we decided to hand over that honor, Croissant’s rapidly evolving career, knowledge in the field and network of artists proving to be the perfect combination for what could be a substantial and unique program. Croissant himself is currently riding a wave of advanced interest for his artistic output that most young artists rarely get to experience. 2014 saw Croissant’s inclusion in the Colorado Photographic Art Center’s most revolutionary exhibition to date, “Constructing Images - Post Photography,” as well as the Arvada Center’s ambitious “Unbound - Digital Creations” summer group exhibition. Momentum has certainly not abated for Croissant in 2015 as his work advances towards a more global audience through his inclusion in last month’s Vienna Shorts Festival in Austria as well as the follow up edition of MonkeyTown 5 which recently took place in Barcelona, Spain. But Denver also has a new dose of Croissant’s visual output in the form of his latest 2d prints which were on view at the McNichols Civic Center in the spring exhibition “Press Play.” All of this more than validates his selection in 2011 as one of the top 12 artists under 35 by the Denver Post, and why Denver Digerati values Croissant as an ongoing and important collaborator on all levels.

    Croissant crafted a very intriguing and broad-based program called MTVTM, or Music to Video to Music for Friday Flash No.9. The program explores today’s evolving world of music videos where the sound/music element is inseparable and features some of the most exciting up-and-coming visual artists and musicians of today. The selected works that will screen are also largely a showcase for evolving trends in digital art and animation, covering a wide range of styles that embody the visual play that is concurrent with advanced technological tools. Croissant compiled an assortment of engaging videos that include local, national and international artists working with musicians such as Holly Herndon, Dan Deacon, Lightning Bolt and others, and the showcase was even the platform launch for select works. The full lineup for the program consists of:

    Lale Westvind / Lightning Bolt "Metal East"
    Max Eilbacher "Child's Drawing of a Zen Walk"
    Nick Vyssotski / Adventure "Same Nightmare"
    Colin Ward / Killd By "Like a Pelican"
    Alan Resnick / Dan Deacon "Learn to Relax"
    VidKidz "Sensory Garden"
    Akihiko Taniguchi / Holly Herndon "Chorus"
    Nicole Ginelli / Brandon H "After Dark"
    MMCIII / Rubik "Duet"

    Denver Digerati brings innovative digital animation and motion-based art to the public through a network of LED screens and other platforms, with the support of the Denver Theatre District.

    Find out more about Denver Digerati at denverdigerati.com
    Visit our Facebook page for images from the evening and select videos from the street of our work

    The program was edited and titled by Denver Digerati associate curator Ryan Pattie

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  5. Denver Digerati presented “Friday Flash No.10 - Digital Animation NOW” to the public on Friday July 24th in downtown Denver, Colorado on the 14th and Champa Street LED screen. The approximately 45 minute program is an adjunct to the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, taking the Biennial theme of NOW! and celebrating what is firmly some of the leading artists from around the world who are engaged in digital animation as a form of contemporary art. It is one of Denver Digerati’s most stunning collections to date, further advancing a singular, exciting artist network that has been the cornerstone of Denver Digerati’s curatorial efforts.

    This year’s research has led to the discovery of a number of new talents that will be featured for the first time in Friday Flash No.10, including exciting international artists such as Claudiamate, Fabrice Le Nezet, V5MT, Baden Pailthorpe, Gregory Bennett, Alfredo Salazar-Caro and Mike Pelletier, who was recently selected as one of Denver Digerati’s 2015 commissioned artists on the strength of his recent works. Hector Llanquin is also featured with two incredible works, in follow up to his debut in last year's FF No6 "Download This" program.

    Artist collectives with a more commercial focus, yet achieving the highest artistic standards, include Universal Everything and The Rodina, both exhibiting sensibilities that are truly universal and exciting. Numerous artists are excelling with their work and reputations within the U.S. as well, including Rashaad Newsome, Scott Gelber, Jonathan Monaghan (a Denver Digerati veteran, no program of this type would be complete without his inclusion), Kim Laughton, Ben Wheele, Nicos Livesey, Barry Whittaker (a 2014 Denver Digerati commissioned artist), and Peter Burr, who many in Denver were introduced to last year via MonkeyTown 4 and previously with Cartune Xprez at Plus Gallery.

    With FF No.10 Denver Digerati, for the first time, introduces one of the most unusual veins in digital animation today, drawing top artists from within the “Machinema” and “Second Life” genres that use gaming protocols to develop long-form, narrative works that can border on the absurd as well as the sublime, with SaveMe Oh being one of the best examples and Valentina Rebecca Tremont serving equally as a remarkable entity within the genre. Denver will also be represented by the recently discovered animations of Travis Vermilye, an instructor at UCD who uses his incredible skills in digital animation to help society better understand science.

    Denver Digerati’s efforts are supported by the Denver Theatre District, whose unique protocol and funding mechanism brings a wide variety of art and cultural forums to downtown Denver. Their ongoing support of Denver Digerati is helping to advance an innovative public-art platform that is unparalleled anywhere in the world.

    The program was curated by Ivar Zeile and edited by Ryan Pattie, the creative core of Denver Digerati.

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