“Present Interval/Intervalo del Tiempo” by Alberto Roblest

Former DCCAH Media Artist Fellow Alberto Roblest brings his latest public art project to the heart of Adams Morgan for two nights only November 5 + 6, 2010.

“Present Interval/Intervalo del Tiempo” is a temporary video installation that will transform the alleyway at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW into a museum experience without the museum or even a roof.

It will, in fact, be a cultural experience that you can stroll through under a starry sky.

“Present Interval” is part of the “Circling the Issue” series of public art projects that reflect on the inner lives we lead while going about our daily routines.

Using video projectors, Roblest will broadcast his signature form of videoart (a subgenre known as videopoetry) onto buildings in the alley behind SunTrust Bank’s Adams Morgan branch.

Images will pan left and right across the curved back wall of the bank building using a motorized mirror system custom-built by the project’s technical advisor Joseph Kinnard. Additional projectors will throw moving images againstbother walls in the alleyway, transforming this much-traversed public space with abkaleidoscope of images and sound.

Roblest created this installation with additional funds from the DCCAH’s City Arts Projects fund.

Other key project supporters include SunTrust Bank, the Mexican Cultural Institute; the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the DC Arts Center, Adams Morgan Partnership BID, the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, the office of D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham, and Best Buy.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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