Celebrate:From Dusk Till Dawn
Monday, October 19 2015 - Friday, October 23 2015
From Dusk Till Dawn features art videos, short and narrative films, a site-specific mural, and cuisine in celebration of Sunnyside's imaginative creative culture. Conceptually, From Dusk Till Dawn considers both time and light as impactful elements of the visual and oral storytelling process. Whether told over a candlelit dinner or around a campfire, articulated through film or site-responsive art, stories are livened by temporal circumstance, and are shaped and illuminated by environment.
From Dusk Till Dawn is co-curated by Sarah Corona and Rachel Gugelberger. Check back for a full program of film titles and directors! View the press release here.
Monday, October 19, 6:30pm
Opening reception at Bliss Plaza, under the 7 train on Queens Blvd. at 46th St.
Screening: films on food and the creative process in collaboration with Queens World Film Festival:
Dollar Night, USA, Marco Antonio Martinez, 2015, 18 min
Sweet (Dulce), Spain, Ivan Ruiz Flores, 2012, 15 min
Between Times, Netherlands, Maz Porter & Ru Kuwahata, 2015, 15 min
Recursion, USA, Stanton Nash, Robert McClure, 2014, 22 min
7pm, walk to Giorgio Casu's site-specific mural at SoleLuna, followed by an introduction by the artist.
SoleLuna, 40-01 Queens Blvd., www.solelunanyc.com
Tuesday, October 20, 7-9pm
Dazies, 39-41 Queens Blvd., www.daziesrestaurant.com
Art videos featuring Semiotics of the Kitchen by Martha Rosler (1975) and Apple Eaters by Anne Tardos (1971-2004).
Wednesday, October 21, 7-9pm
Claret Wine Bar, 46-02 Skillman Ave., www.claretwinebar.com
Screening: Queens-Centric narratives in collaboration with Queens World Film Festival:
The Love Express, USA, Patrick Chen, 2015, 18 min
Can’t Dance, USA, Richard Uhlig, 2012, 15 min
Confidante, USA, Lisa Melodia, 2013, 18 min
The Comic Book Heaven, USA, E.J. Mcleavey-Fisher, 2015, 12 min
Diwali Dream Garage, USA, Johnny Pik, 2015, 16 min
Thursday, October 22, 7-9pm
Don Pollo, 41-06 Greenpoint Ave., www.donpollonyc.com
On view: Short films by William Wegman.
Friday, October 23, 7-9pm
The Dog and Duck, 45-20 Skillman Ave., www.thedogandduckny.com
Screening: Dark comedy and horror in collaboration with Queens World Film Festival:
Looking for these?, USA, Arnold Acevedo, 2011, 17 min
Clean Break, USA, Michael Chmiel, 2015, 8 min
El Mal Amor (Evil Love), Spain, Julio De La Rosa, 2015, 5 min
Pain staking, USA, Adolfo Martinez Perez, 2013, 11 min
Something left, Something taken, USA, Maz Porter & Ru Kuwahata, 2012, 10 min
15 Summers Later, Spain, Pedro Collantes, 2012, 6 min
Dirty Laundry Day, USA, Jamil Lahham, 2015, 5 min
Trato Preferente (Preferential Treatment), Spain, Carlos Polo, 2015, 4 min
Restaurants presenting video and film will serve a signature or theme-based cocktail based on the works on view.
DIRECTIONS: 7 train to 40th Street/Lowery Street and 46th Street/Bliss Street.
Over the course of restaurant week, Giorgio Casu will realize a site-specific mural on the building of SoleLuna Restaurant, offering an immersive art experience that expands upon Sunnyside’s welcoming and community responsive neighborhood. Casu is a New York-based artist best known for his acrylic paintings, which have been presented internationally at major events and in galleries, including The White House, where he presented a portrait of President Obama in 2010. His large-scale public murals can be admired in Miami, Mexico, New York City, Italy, Costa Rica, India and Australia.