Slithering Screens: 10 Years of New Frontier at Sundance Institute, MoMA

Slithering Screens runs from 25 – 29 April, at MoMA, New York. The event will project a selection of original cinematic works presented at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier over the past decade. For five consecutive nights, numerous cinema-inspired performances, interactive documentaries and immersive media storytelling, occupy The Roy and Niuta Titus Theatres of the museum.

On the first night of the programme, Australian artist Lynette Wallworth discusses her multimedia works, presenting her virtual reality experience Collisions (2016). On the following evening, Clouds, a creative documentary by New York-based duo James George and Jonathan Minard, is showed. Their 10-hour footage contains interviews with hackers, artists and technologists, in an attempt to contemplate the state and future of coding and design. The guest for the third evening is performance artist Nao Bustamante, presenting her latest multimedia work, Silver & Gold (2010) which aims to study how Hollywood’s portrayal of sexuality and eroticism has transformed over time.

Using video installations, animation and her own body, Los Angeles-based artist Miwa Matreyek, performs on the fourth evening of the programme, with three different works. This World Made Itself (2013), which is a journey through the world’s history, from the Big Bang; Myth and Infrastructure (2010) and Dreaming of Lucid Living (2007). On the last evening, Yung Jake, closes with a free-form multimedia performance. While displaying viral music video, the artist tweets, raps and texts about the Internet and hip hop culture, merging messages on the screen to create art.

As part of the event, ten virtual reality works will be available on the Sudance VR app for Google Cardboard, from 25 April – 5 May.

Slithering Screens, 25 – 29 April, MoMA.

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1. Miwa Matreyek performing This World Made Itself. Photo Credit: Eugene Ahn. Courtesy of MoMA.