1. Denver Digerati's 2015 "10 Second Film Festival" Promotional trailer

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    Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District will host a reception and walking tour in recognition of the launch of our most recent project the "Ten-second Film Festival." Join us on Thursday May 7th starting at 6pm at Edge Restaurant & Bar at the corner of 14th and Arapahoe inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Denver. Limited appetizers will be available at the start of the reception, and Edge will continue their happy hour drink specials for those who attend. The walking tour will commence around 6:45, Denver Digerati will provide a map of the 5 screen locations within a short walk from our starting point at 14th and Arapahoe. Denver Digerati curators Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie will discuss the artists that have been commissioned to create the 10-second works specifically for each screen, including Denver artists Evan Mann and Laleh Mehran, Hong Kong-based-based artists Faiyaz Jafri and Max Hattler, Eurozone-based artists Emilia Forstreuter and Mike Pelletier, and US-based artists Jake Fried, Barry Whittaker, Sin Young Kim and Milton Croissant III. Bring along an umbrella in case of inclement weather and plan for a fun an informative event that is changing the landscape of public art today. Find out more about this project and Denver Digerati's other exclusive programming at denverdigerati.com The promotional video was created by Denver Digerati associate curator Ryan Pattie

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    • Mountain Cloud

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      IMountain Cloud, 2015 Digital video, 10 seconds In Colorado there is a mountain called Longs Peak, which hovers at 14,259 feet. The mountain has claimed the lives of 60 people since 1921. I almost became one of them in 2007 when I was struck by lighting while climbing its majestic face. in 2013, I revisited the mountain with some friends, and upon our decent from the summit, a young man from Missouri slipped and fell, tumbling downward. We saw his body 200 feet below us, he was still alive. Rescuers eventually reached him, and he died shortly there after. His name was Paul Nahon, and at 20 years old, he fulfilled death #57. This ten second video reflects the brevity of our lives and the speed of passing time while paying homage to the 60 people who gave up their souls to the allure of this deadly mountain. May their memory be eternal. Commissioned by Denver Digerati

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      • Denver Digerati's "Friday Flash No. 8 - 2014 commissioned artworks"

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        The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati presented Friday Flash #8 on Friday September 19th at the corner of 14th and Champa, the final program and capstone for our unique summer series. In 2013 the Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati set out an ambitious new agenda for activating public space in downtown Denver's core, with a summer series of Friday Flash events that bring outstanding digital animation and motion-based art to the public. Friday Flash No. 8 is the continuation of the most singular initiative within the series, the second set of artists commissioned to create works specifically for the LED screens downtown, and an ongoing permanent collection, the first of its kind in the world. The artists join an elite group of top local, national and international artists advancing techniques relating to advances in technology and digital art. Of this year’s commissions, four are from Denver-based artists Laleh Mehran, Evan Mann, David Fodel and Jeff Jurich. Two additional commissions are by New York artists Katie Torn and Jeremy Couillard, and a third by Barry Whittaker, now based in Toledo, Ohio but formerly a grad student at CU Boulder. This year’s commissions are the perfect step in the evolution of the program, confirming the medium as the best example of the future of public art, as well as further proof that Denver is at the forefront of an exciting movement within digital and motion-based art. The lineup of commissioned artists and the new works they created for our program this summer is as follows: Jeremy Couillard - Cyclops Lifecycle Jeff Jurich - River In a Cup Barry Whittaker - Throwing Things at the Sky to See if They Stick Laleh Mehran - Dominant Policy David Fodel - Weld Katie Torn - Breathe Deep Evan Mann - Pure Concentricity Denver Digerati artists have been infiltrating the gallery sphere in a major way all year. This year’s commissioned artist Laleh Mehran was joined by last year’s commissioned artists Chris Coleman, Alex McLeod, Milton Croissant III and Bryan Leister in the outstanding summer show at the Arvada Center “Unbound.” Croissant follows that up with his latest solo exhibition “National Museum” opening September 20th at the Kappa Theta Phi Gallery in Richmond, VA. Katie Torn concluded her solo show “The End of Flutter Valley” on August 2nd at Portland, Oregon’s Upfor Gallery, and fellow New Yorker Jeremy Coiullard concluded his fantastic show “The Viscous Valley” on August 16th at Dallas, Texas’ Zhulong Gallery. Barry Whittakers‘ “Throwing Things at the Sky to See if They Stick,” was hosted in Tokyo this summer at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, and moved on to the UMF Art Gallery in Farmington, Maine where it is currently on view through October 19th. And David Fodel will once again curate “MediaLive” for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, set to take place November 13th and 16th. Thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts to date. Denver Digerati is curated by Plus Gallery owner Ivar Zeile and associate Ryan Pattie. Program editing and titles are composed by Ryan Pattie. Denver Digerati is hosted by the Denver Theatre District.

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        • Denver Digerati presents "Friday Flash No.7 - Kid Wonder" July 18th/19th, 2014

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          "Friday Flash No. 7 – Kid Wonder" takes place on Friday, July 18th at 8pm and again on Saturday, July 19th at 11am, both hosted by the Denver Theatre District on our deluxe LED screen located at the corner of 14th and Champa Street. The basis for “Kid Wonder” is to explore short-form animations and digital artworks that inspire the imaginations of kids as well as adults. In general, the artworks presented by Denver Digerati over the first three years of programming are accessible to the public in a way that is rare for all art, for both young and old alike, although one can sense that older generations simply have less interest in watching experimental or “unknown” programming on an LED screen. But the spark of interest struck by a younger generation, and certainly that of children that have witnessed Denver Digerati’s unique platform to date, lends a particularly keen interest to the pulse within the programming possibilities. Kid Wonder serves as an example of the overriding accessibility and “wonder” inherent in art that is firmly of today yet rooted in artistic traditions that have steadily grown in sophistication and visibility over just the last hundred-plus years. In keeping to the spirit of Saturday morning cartoons, Kid Wonder will have a repeat screening the morning of July 19th at 11am, following it’s debut Friday night, July 18th at 8pm. The artwork sampled for this promotional video is "The Idea Machine" by Mr. Kaplin, just one of the spectacular works to be screened during the approximately 50 minute program. The anticipated lineup for the screening is: Mr. Kaplin (England) - The Idea Machine Joshua Catalano (France) - I have no idea what i’m doing Yum Yum (England) - Parallel Parking Sin Young Kim (PNSY Studio) - Dream Emilia Forstreuter (Germany) - Yonder Kazantip Republic and SilaSveta (Russia) - Intergalactic Projection Mapping Championship Johnny Kelly (England) - The Seed Emmett Feldman / Suryummy (California) - Panamax Joshua Catalano (France) - Cargo de nuit Ben Ridgeway (California) - Cellular Circuitry Mehdi Louala + Eva Navaux + Gabrielle Locre (France) - Space Bruce Ori Toor (Israel) - Vial of Sound: A lifetime Passed FaceHeads (Russia) - New Beard: My People Are Around Jamie Hoy (England) - CAT-imation Aran Quinn / The Mill (New York) - Wayne the Stegosaurus M-I-E (England) - Jammed Kyle Mowat (New York) - BALLPIT 2veinte (Argentina) - Looking for a Fight David Pocull (Spain) - Balls Philipp Artus (Germany) - Snail Trail Yum Yum (England) - Happy Food ZEITGUISED (Germany) - Mouse on Mars: Cream Theme AlfredImageworks (South Korea) - Johnny Express FaceHeads (Russia) - New Beard: Solamente Cloud Denver Digerati is a special platform in development by the Denver Theatre District for four years, 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. View the full history of our efforts at denverdigerati.com

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          • "Friday Flash No.6 - Download This / Image Anarchism" - A Denver Digerati curated program

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            Denver Digerati's "Friday Flash" program returned to the streets of Denver, Colorado once again on June 13th, presenting a refreshing dose of visual awe to the public in the form of today's most captivating and unique digital animation and motion-based artworks. "Friday Flash No. 6 - Download This / Image Anarchism" showcased approximately 20 artworks curated through a distinct process involving online browsing and direct “downloading” of files, based on months of research through Vimeo and artist websites. The result is one of the most unique programs ever presented as a vehicle for animation and motion-based art to be recognized as future forms of public art. The concept for the program began as an offshoot from regular curatorial channels used for previous efforts, while heavily scrutinizing texts that relate to “visual literacy” as well as the field of art “after the internet.” The 21st century artist, particularly ones engaged in digital practices or “internet-based” realms, operate in a different context with a constantly evolving set of protocols. According to Brad Troemel in his recent essay Art after Social Media,* “For the image neoliberal, art is a universal cultural product that should be free to travel wherever the market or museums take it; meaning is created through a work's ability to reach the widest audience and not through any particular location at which it's viewed. “ Troemel goes on further to recognize a new mode of association called image anarchism in which “.....the image anarchist reflects a generational indifference toward intellectual property, regarding it as a bureaucratically regulated construct. This indifference stems from file sharing and extends to de-authored, decontextualized Tumblr posts. Image anarchism is the path that leads art to exist outside the traditional context of art.” While it may not sound entirely appropriate on the surface, adherents to image anarchism, whether they are cognizant of the implications or not, are participants in networks that are evolving in radically different ways with the ability to reach across the globe. Online sharing for motion-based artists, through sites such as Vimeo, is developing into a unique, organically grown system with a density and distribution pattern much like that of trees, with each branch leading to new discoveries or circling back to nodes, trunk and roots. Artists generally share their work for online viewing as a way to market themselves, logging a combination of hits, likes, shares, follows, laters and even online “tipping.” Most artists participate both in sharing as well as “liking” through their own visual enjoyment of the platform or ongoing awareness efforts. Behind the mystique of such a system lies an unmistakably profound, universal tool in which discovery is the order of the day, leading to increased networks and future opportunities. For Denver Digerati it’s proven a way to discover and procure works by some of the most visually astute, wildly creative, universally celebrated (as well as completely unknown) talents from around the globe. The program consisted of the following works and artists: Mystical Beasts by Jeremy Couillard Dan Deacon / Lots by Kutay Cengil Sliced by dxmiq Land by Masanobu Hiraoka Squeezie by Ploomers (Paul Bloomfield) Game Theory by Ithaca Audio ¯\_(?)_/¯ nox ¯\_(?)_/¯ by Lauren Pelc McArthur Presenting by By Hands Cadavres Exquis (3 mins condensed version) by Jules Julien Volumetric Emotion by Kim Laughton Affirmations of Being by Hector llanquin Dauphin 007 by Jonathan Monaghan PLUTO 3000 by Fabio Tonetto das Lichtquant by Laurent La Torpille BitShiftMinuet by Adam Ferris Woos by Pet Punk The Vein - Magma by Dvein Cloaque by cloaque.mov +++++++++++++++++++ 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. Visit our website at denverdigeratI.com 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. View the history of our programs at http://denverdigerati.com

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            • "Friday Flash No.6 - Download This / Image Anarchism" June 13th at 8pm, presented by Denver Digerati

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              Denver Digerati's "Friday Flash" program returns to the streets of Denver once again, hosted by the Denver Theatre District, to present a refreshing dose of visual awe to the public in the form of today's most captivating and unique digital animation and motion-based artworks. "Friday Flash No. 6 - Download This / Image Anarchism" takes place on Friday, June 13th at 8pm at the corner of 14th and Champa Street, presenting approximately 20 artworks curated through a distinct process involving online browsing and direct “downloading” of files for consideration within the program. Hours of artworks have been amassed in this manner during the first four months of 2014, followed by a distillation process that pulls the best and most suitable for the public context together for a 45 minute evening program. The result is an exciting mixture that clearly finds Denver Digerati’s vision shaping more broadly, and formally, based on what was set in motion with our efforts of the previous three years to bring public art into the future. The concept for the program began as an offshoot from regular curatorial channels used for previous efforts, while heavily scrutinizing texts that relate to “visual literacy” as well as the field of art “after the internet.” The 21st century artist, particularly ones engaged in digital practices or “internet-based” realms, operate in a different context with a constantly evolving set of protocols. According to Brad Troemel in his recent essay Art after Social Media,* “For the image neoliberal, art is a universal cultural product that should be free to travel wherever the market or museums take it; meaning is created through a work's ability to reach the widest audience and not through any particular location at which it's viewed. “ Troemel goes on further to recognize a new mode of association called image anarchism in which “.....the image anarchist reflects a generational indifference toward intellectual property, regarding it as a bureaucratically regulated construct. This indifference stems from file sharing and extends to de-authored, decontextualized Tumblr posts. Image anarchism is the path that leads art to exist outside the traditional context of art.” While it may not sound entirely appropriate on the surface, adherents to image anarchism, whether they are cognizant of the implications or not, are participants in networks that are evolving in radically different ways with the ability to reach across the globe. Online sharing for motion-based artists, through sites such as Vimeo, is developing into a unique, organically grown system with a density and distribution pattern much like that of trees, with each branch leading to new discoveries or circling back to nodes, trunk and roots. Artists generally share their work for online viewing as a way to market themselves, logging a combination of hits, likes, shares, follows, laters and even online “tipping.” Most artists participate both in sharing as well as “liking” through their own visual enjoyment of the platform or ongoing awareness efforts. Behind the mystique of such a system lies an unmistakably profound, universal tool in which discovery is the order of the day, leading to increased networks and future opportunities. For Denver Digerati it’s proven a way to discover and procure works by some of the most visually astute, wildly creative, universally celebrated (as well as completely unknown) talents from around the globe. "Download This / Image Anarchism" is likely the first time a program curated in such a manner has ever been presented in public anywhere in the world. In keeping with the unique protocol, one has to show up in order to discover what artists and which of their individual works will be shown. The full program will be posted onto our site following the public screening. Please join us on the streets of Downtown Denver on Friday June 13th @ 8pm for visual anarchy! ------------------------------------------------------ Our June 13th Friday Flash promotional trailer was designed by Denver Digerati associate curator Ryan Pattie, with music provided by Thug Entrancer, one of Denver's premier sound artists with excellent overlap into the digital visual sphere. 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. Visit our website at denverdigeratI.com 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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              • Denver Digerati presents Jules Julien's "Cadavres Exquis" - Light Version

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                Denver Digerati initiates a new series of 10-second spotlight animations and video works on select LED screens in downtown Denver for the Denver Theatre District. The first and second are "collapsed" versions of extraordinary Dutch artist and designer Jules Julien's 2010 piece "Cadavres Exquis." The original version, originally created for Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, Tokyo, is 15 minutes long and depicts a series of morphing images created by the artist. When sped up the work evolves into a fascinating and visually arresting spot that infiltrates the public sphere in a very unique way. The work can be seen live at the corner of 14th and Arapahoe Street in Downtown Denver in a frequent rotation with commercial spots on the screen for a limited time in the spring of 2014. Check out the original piece in full at https://vimeo.com/6622212 See how the work looks on the street in Downtown Denver at http://youtu.be/mn4gdVLpKmQ See more of Julien's work at http://www.julesjulien.com/julesjulien/site.html And visit Denver Digerati to discover more about our unique programming and projects at http://denverdigerati.com/

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                • Denver Digerati presents Jules Julien's "Cadavres Exquis" - Black Version

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                  Denver Digerati initiates a new series of 10-second spotlight animations and video works on select LED screens in downtown Denver for the Denver Theatre District. The first and second are "collapsed" versions of extraordinary Dutch artist and designer Jules Julien's 2010 piece "Cadavres Exquis." The original version, originally created for Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, Tokyo, is 15 minutes long and depicts a series of morphing images created by the artist. When sped up the work evolves into a fascinating and visually arresting spot that infiltrates the public sphere in a very unique way. Julien created both a "light" and "black" version, both of which are sampled for our project. The work can be seen live at the corner of 14th and Arapahoe Street in Downtown Denver in a frequent rotation with commercial spots on the screen for a limited time in the spring of 2014. Check out the original piece in full at https://vimeo.com/6622212 See how the work looks on the street in Downtown Denver at http://youtu.be/mn4gdVLpKmQ See more of Julien's work at http://www.julesjulien.com/julesjulien/site.html And visit Denver Digerati to discover more about our unique programming and projects at http://denverdigerati.com/

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                  • MT4 Trailer | Denver

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                    Monkey Town 4 launches on February 27 — after 10 years in New York City — for a nightly 3-month limited engagement. 18 artists and filmmakers comprise a 2 hour multi-channel video program inside a giant seamless projection cube. Music: "Gathering Crowds" by Mike Vickers. For more information, visit www.monkeytown4.com

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                    • REC ROOM

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                      Milton Melvin Croissant III August 2013 Commissioned in 2013 by Denver Digerati for the Denver theatre District

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