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Play With Fire: Festival of Video Art, Performance and Design (NYC)

Play With Fire
Festival of Video Art, Performance and Design

This festival brings together video artists, performers and designers who progress their field by finding new applications for video!

Play with Fire is a platform for discussing the common set-backs and advantages of working with video while celebrating its forms by hosting a series of performances and a competition of live video editing. Also, learn a new tool for live video manipulation during a demonstration and workshop in Modul8, a software used across disciplines.


November 14-21, 2009


Panel Discussions, Workshops and Artist Demonstrations
596 Broadway #602
NY NY 10012
phone 212.431.1130

Live Video Performance:

Call for Submissions:

All Submissions: [email protected]

Deadline: October 15, 2009

If you are an artist or designer who uses video outside “the box” we want you to participate at Play With Fire!
We are seeking submissions for AV performances, installations, panel discussions, VJs, workshops or other video based projects to present or discuss.

Please send us a proposal and a description of your history and relationship to video. Weblinks, video or images of your work are also welcome and help us get a better sense of your background.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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