Got some old video you want digitized? The New Museum’s got you covered. XFR STN (pronounced “transfer station”), a new initiative in collaboration with their digital media affiliate Rhizome, offers video artists the opportunity to digitize their original works. Pieces long trapped in VHS tapes or other obsolete formats like U-matic or audio tapes will forever be free! Every digitized work from XFR STN will be made available immediately after transfer for free, public download in multiple formats on archive.org.
Opportunities never cease. Artist Matthew Barney is seeking volunteers ready to work a 12-hour day at the Brooklyn Navy Yards this Saturday for his latest film RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, a collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler.
Good fortune has fallen upon New York based artists looking for deals on art supplies. The Pratt Art Store (located at the corner of Myrtle and Emerson) will continue its outrageous liquidation sale, offering up art supplies at 80% off (!). Closing this Friday, June 28th (a full two days earlier than originally announced), a lot of the higher-end items have already been snatched up by more frugal shoppers, so don’t come looking bargain deals on Belgian linen or stretcher bars. Do come looking for paper, frames, and spray paint. Also, brown tempera paint, styrofoam balls, and a rainbow assortment of yarn. We took pictures of everything notable still in stock, so you know what you’ll be getting into at Pratt.
Rain Room is the latest in museum crazes, an installation where motion sensors make it possible for you to walk through a steady downpour without getting wet. It’s widely agreed upon that Rain Room is nothing short of a miracle.
My tits are so going to win Animal New York’s Very Short Film Festival. In honor of all those kids taking their tops off on Vine, the latest “it” app that allows users to easily shoot and share six second video clips, Animal New York is doing something special: offering a hundred bucks to anyone who can woo them.