June 1315, 2008
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The fifth annual DIGIT Digital Media Exposition brought out all varieties of art and media fans in Narrowsburg from June 13-15. Event hightlights included Tom Holmes’ participatory sound art event on the observation deck on Main Street during a light rainfall on Saturday evening. Video artists, professors, carpenters, writers, young kids, and business owners alike picked up makeshift instruments to contribute to the sounds coming from nearby digital speakers. Even a bald eagle was seen observing the event from a tree along the Big Eddy.
Saturday afternoon, panels of artists and thinkers generated spirited discussions on the role of technology in contemporary life, and the “Genius Table for Digital Dummies,” offered a rare opportunity to ask techno questions.
Sunday morning at the Tusten Theatre a robust crowd came ot for the “Quick and Gritty” Video Slam. The deal: shoot and edit a 3 minute movie over the DIGIT weekend, and screen it for a chance to win $500. Six sleepy videomakers stepped up to the challenge, and were rewarded for their efforts. Ron Littke’s faux-Italian homage to Fellini’s 8 1/2, DIGIT 1/2 presented a black and white, subtitled DIGIT experienceand took home the $500 grand prize. An anonymous donor generously offered $200 prizes to all the runners up, which included Winter Henriksen’s The Knobs of Narrowsburg, Mark Ring & Tina Spangler’s Anna & Graham, Chana Pollack’s plink plink, and the Margolis Method Center students two projects: Shadows of Narrowsburg and Footprints in the Water.
Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, DIGIT encourages creative and technical excellence and experimentation among individual artists and small groups working with digital tools. DIGIT is funded in part by a grant from the Electronic Media Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, call (845) 252-7576 or visit www.ArtsAllianceSite.org.
DIGIT is funded in part by a grant from the Electronic Media Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.
Produced by Woodstock Stage & Screen
Take a look at the DIGit line-ups from past four years