'Net Change

As any millennial will tell you, the digital world is now the real world, a place where, fingertips to keyboard, information readily becomes intellectually palpable in a matter of seconds. And the art world, where things are changing just as quickly, represents just one facet of how far technology has taken us in a couple of decades. Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie of Denver Digerati have plugged into that bullet train for Friday Flash, the organization’s summer screening series, which utilizes a giant LED screen in the Denver Theatre District to share the cutting edge of motion-based art and animation. The 2014 series hits that screen tonight with Download This/Image Anarchism, an introductory barrage of twenty short works in succession, beginning at 8 p.m. at the intersection of 14th and Champa streets.

“For Download This, we’re amassing clips by notable and not-so-notable artists from all over the world in digital animation, and you’ll be able to download their artwork on your computer,” Zeile explains. “The whole crux of that idea of downloading content is that it’s incredible how it’s transforming our society. We’re not telling people what they’ll be seeing in advance, but we can guarantee they’ll see some of the most cutting-edge work being made.”

Plug in and hang on: Friday Flash continues with a kid-oriented program on July 18 and 19, and a September 19 slate unveiling this year’s Denver Theatre District-commissioned works. For details, visit denverdigerati.com.
Fri., June 13, 8 p.m., 2014

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