The Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) is excited to present the third annual LUMEN festival, a video and performance art festival featuring site-specific projections, new media, installations, and performance art by an international group of over 50 artists. Making use of Staten Island’s under-utilized waterfront, LUMEN will take place on the site of Atlantic Salt, a company that supplies road salt to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
LUMEN 2012 will feature video installations, new media projections, animation, performance art, art interventions, and sound art, curated by Christopher Eamon. He has been involved in Pulse, Art Basel, the Whitney, and multiple projects abroad. Grace Exhibition Space will be curating performance art at this year's festival.
Atlantic Salt Company, along with Mr. Eamon, will transform the raw waterfront property into a luminous playground, equipped with cargo containers that have been turned into video screening rooms, and specially formed salt sculptures that will be used as projection screens and installation pieces. Over 2,000 people attended LUMEN 2011, and more than 3,000 are expected to attend this year’s event.
Please visit the official LUMEN website at www.lumenfest.org to learn more about LUMEN, and to see images from previous years. LUMEN will be free of charge and open to the public.
For more information about the festival, please contact Monica Valenzuela | t: 718.414.6904 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
For media information, images or interview requests please contact: Racquel Cornali | t: 718.414.6907 | e: email@example.com
About COAHSI: The mission of COAHSI is to cultivate a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island by: 1) making the arts accessible to every member of the community; 2) supporting and building recognition for artistic achievement; 3) providing artists and organizations technical, financial, and social resources to encourage the creation of new work. COAHSI does extensive outreach to communities that are underserved geographically, ethnically, and economically. The organization works hard to impact the arts across all borders.