Stunning COVID-19 Art Videos by Colorado Filmmakers Win Awards from Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum
Updated: Apr 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot to the surface. Beyond the numbers, daily news updates, closing of businesses, and overall anxiety, we've also seen some beauty in a tragic time. Animal adoptions are up, pollution is down, and artists are leading us into a modern renaissance. Public spaces that were once busy are empty, which gives a golden opportunity to filmmakers.
This month, 10 Colorado artists were awarded Video Art Awards from Black Cube, a nomadic art museum based in Colorado. These films reflect the messages and themes of quarantine, isolation, loss, and beauty, giving viewers a sense of kinship during unprecedented times. Along with the awards, Black Cube was able to give winners $200 each to support them during the pandemic through private grants and fundraising. Black Cube is featuring each artist's film on their Vimeo Channel, for anyone to watch.
Courtesy of Black Cube:
The videos provide reflection on the vital themes of isolation, quietude, repetition and routine, death, intimate environments, and escapism. All works were produced in the last year, with select videos produced during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine.
Video Art Awardees
Zachary Barnes-Fagg, Shower
Sommer Browning, everything looks better at night
Adán De La Garza, Protest Etiquette
Juntae TeeJay Hwang, Blue Salmon
Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Cricket World
Ben Kinsley, Dirt Worshiper I
Jeff Page, Butterfly Hug (an EMDR Poem)
John Roemer, Left Turn
Goran Vejvoda, We Are The Virus
Derrick Velasquez, LUX
Interested in purchasing art?
Reach out to artists via their websites. Many artists and filmmakers will have online galleries with works for purchase, and anything helps right now!
Stay healthy, Denver!
Article written by Snarklet.