Thursday, February 25, 2010

6X6 #1: Fashion, March 3

Curated by Michael Lachowski, Wednesday, March 3, 7-8pm @ Ciné Lab.

Fast, fun, and free, each event in this monthly series of curated video, sound, performance, and multi-media works presents six, new media arts works, each of them fresh and unexpected, each no longer than six minutes. Michael Lachowski is curating the inaugural event, bringing his signature style to the topic at hand: Fashion, in all senses of the word. Entries have been received from all points of the globe; be sure to check out the YouTube channel; all submissions will be posted if possible, and it is already clear that it will be hard to pick six for 6X6.

Lachowski is long-time Athens resident, UGA graduate with a BFA in Art/Photography, and founding member of the legendary band Pylon, considered by many of us to be the best and most original band ever to come out of the Athens scene, shaping the aesthetic of Athens' life and music with the pure fun and irresistible beat of their DYI tunes. He continues to work as an artist and photographer, providing creative services for businesses under the name Candy, participating as a member of Athens Design Development, and publishing the art-photography-music-style-design magazine Young, Foxy & Free.

I think that time-based art can benefit from a punchy venue for exhibition, and that the presence of exhibition opportunities will engender more art-making. A fresh opportunity to show media based work will engage the audience and the artists to mutual benefit. I think the short and sweet format of 6x6 makes for a more vital experience for all, and I'm thrilled to participate as a curator. -- Michael Lachowski

Next up: 6x6 #2: Play, curated by Didi Dunphy, taking place on April 7. Anyone in the world can participate. Be a part of it; submit your work by the 21st of March.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010