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LIGHT YEAR, public art video exhibition series


The Manhattan Bridge comes alive with LIGHT YEAR, an ongoing public art video exhibition series presented by John Ensor Parker, Leo Kuelbs Collection, and Glowing Bulbs in partnership with the DUMBO Business Improvement District and NYC DOT.

Still from Joon Kim's "Blue Fish," Digital Medium, 2012, as part of LIGHT YEAR 9: "Silence," Curated by Leo Kuelbs, Presented by 3_Search. Photo by Tomas Eller


Opportunity for 2018 ChaNorth Resident Alumni artists to participate in a group show, a video exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge, co-curated by Peter Fulop and Brigitta Varadi in collaboration with LIGHT YEAR.


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing public art video exhibition series presented by John Ensor Parker, Glowing Bulbs and the Leo Kuelbs Collection in partnership with the DUMBO Business Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in 2015, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project, with presentations in DUMBO on the First Thursday of every month, in Berlin, and online. Since its launch, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 200 artists and curators from around the world.



ChaNorth show will take place on Thursday, 7th March 2019. from sundown to 10 pm. The best place to view the show is at Anchorage Place and Pearl St. Brooklyn, New York. The show will be Live Streamed and lifestream will be recorded for your use. We will select 5-7 artists for a 20 min looped video piece, which include approx 3 min. video piece from each artist. Each artist will be credited before your work appears with your name and the title of the work.



It is recommended that artists wishing to apply to visit a LIGHT YEAR exhibition to obtain a full understanding of the projection resolution and brightness as well as the acoustics of the passing MTA trains on the bridge. The most important thing before you apply is to be aware of the site-specific nature of the projection, the site conditions and consider the type of imagery that best suits the surface of the bridge, scale and projection quality. The next event, taking place 6th December 2018.



Artists are selected based on quality and commitment to their work, their project and work suitability for the site. Shortlisted artists by curators, Peter Fulop, and Brigitta Varadi, will be presented to LIGHT YEARS and NYC DOT for the final selection.

chaNorth reserve the right to invite previous year alumni artists or artists associated with ChaNorth, if submitted work is not found suitable for the site either by LY and NYC DOT.


Both Light Years, and ChaNorth reserve the right to cancel the show due to any act of God or equipment failure of any kind.


Artists upon signing the agreement with ChaNorth including permission for use of images in PR materials, LIGHT YEAR (LY) will provide social media and press coverage on varying platforms.

• LY uploads approximately 15-second video clips from the show to Instagram and Facebook. ( If any artists wish to not be included, please notify your curator and we will omit you from that format.)

• LY uses approved images, clips and information on the work/artists for their websites.

• The Dumbo BID uses images and video clips for their Instagram, Facebook, and website.

• The NYC DOT and Dumbo BID retain the right to use approved images, clips and exhibition information on their social media platforms and website.




  • Title of the work

  • Description of the work (max 120 words)

  • Max 3 minutes video work in HD

  • Two high-resolution images of the work

  • Artist Bio, max ( max 120 words)




APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 13th, 2019


Please find more information about LIGHT YEAR


Light Year


Please email Brigitta and Peter if you have any further questions.




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