Denver Digerati, the local champion for international motion-based digital video work, will present the final installment of its third full season of the Friday Flash series September 25 on the Denver Theatre District’s giant LED screen downtown. Friday Flash No. 11 will showcase Denver Digerati’s 2015 commissioned art, pieces by seven artists whose work will become part of the organization’s permanent collection. Digerati co-curator Ivar Zeile is especially excited about the inclusion of acclaimed Dutch-Pakistani animator Faiyaz Jafri in the group; Jafri’s “This Ain’t Disneyland” juxtaposes Disney-esque imagery with dreamlike sequences depicting the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. But the rest of the slate — Canadian Mike Pelletier, Portland’s Brenna Murphy, former Coloradan Atomic Elroy, New Yorker Sin Young Kim and local artists Mario Zoots and Impromptu Company (the duo of Katie Watson and Tara Pattie) — also have plenty to say visually.
Zoots, best known as a collagist, worked with new-media whiz Chris Coleman and author/restaurateur Dan Landes on the short video “She Takes.” He describes the piece as “French New Wave meets digital art” and says that it started out as “an ode to my work and how this female character lives within the collages,” but then took on a life of its own. “It makes me feel uncomfortable,” he adds. “And I think art should do that.”
How will it make you feel? Find out when Friday Flash No. 11 begins at 8 p.m. at 14th and Champa streets; the program will be followed by an after-party at the Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa. Admission is free; for more information, go to denverdigerati.com.
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