Video+Sound Art Exhibition

March 21st-April 25th, 2014

Open Fridays and Sundays 12-6 pm or by appointment

OPENING PARTY: Friday, March 21, 6-9PM

Artists: Danielle de Picciotto and Alex Hacke Sam Marlow and Alon Cohen Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman Kitzinger Gabor and Alex Hamadey Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps and Fabio Fonda United VJs, Jim Ellis

Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Karl Erickson


“Submerged!” is a new seven-channel video+sound art exhibition based on three short stories by co-curator Leo Kuelbs, making its North American debut at Radiator Gallery in Long Island City, NYC. Considered seven pieces of a whole, “Submerged!” brings artists from a variety of backgrounds together to react to the stories, minimizing narrative aspects while amplifying personal response. The result is a presentation of multi-faceted, dynamic perspectives creating a setting and an almost tangible realization of the subconscious. Eyewitness accounts of fictitious happenings, observed through the psyche of the protagonists are blown apart, the reconstituted fragments then put to sound in this series of collaborative works. Digital and hand-drawn animations mix with overlaid imagery and camera-based work to further envelope the viewer in the “Submerged!” experience.

Curators Karl Erickson and Leo Kuelbs have presented works all over the world including: “The Decelerator” and “A Wake: Still Lives and Moving Images,” as well as numerous public and marketing art events including “Blueprints and Perspectives” (Dallas, 2013), “Codex Dynamic” (NYC, 2012) and “Divine Coalescence” for Dom Perignon (Berlin 2012). Concentrating on conceptual and new media art, Karl Erickson has been involved in the NYC art scene as an artist recently exhibiting at The Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture and Winter Shack, as a resident at LMCC’s Swing Space, and as the Executive Director of Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn.

Radiator Gallery, located in Long Island City, NYC, has continuously presented a cutting-edge program of conceptual and international works. With its ingenious integration of gallery and studio spaces, Radiator not only presents, butalso develops new artists and ideas for the international arts community. Innovative programming also moves beyond Radiator’s walls. International exchanges and off-site collaborations round out Radiator’s ambitious program.

Interesting Artist Notes:

*Contributing a soundtrack to “Submerged!” is Alex Hacke of Einsturzende Neubauten and other groups who is married to artist and author Danielle de Picciotto who also contributes to the show.

*Shir Lieberman is not only a talented animator, she also creates films for textile artist OLEK.

*Jim Ellis’ work has appeared in movies like Terrance Malick’s “The Tree of Life.”

*“Submerged!” artists come from Brazil, Germany, Hungary, The US, Israel, Italy and Native America, making it a truly international show.