Celeste Lab, Celeste Prize
A profile of the evening-long opening of an exhibition at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, celebrating the artists of the Celeste Network and the awarding of its 2011 prize in a variety of disciplines. Celeste Lab, the associated online community of the project, invited ARTonAIR.org to streamcast and document the project with artist and co-producer Roberto Paci Dalò. Paci Dalò also gathered worldwide partners from Zagreb, Bologna, Newcastle, Berlin, Prague and elsewhere who simultaneously created, streamed, shared, and relayed sound and video works.
This program features interviews, music and audio documentation of artworks, and captured streamcasts from around the world. They are, in order of appearance, Daniel Bonhomme’s Sea of Roofs with music by Half Asleep, the soundtrack from Jonathan Gilley’s video Higg’s Bridge, curator Vivi Yip talks about Indonesian artist Syagini Ratna Wulan, performance of Harry by the Paris-based artists A-li-ce (André Fèvre and Domitille Sanyas), the streamcast of STREETMUSIC 3CITIES berlin by mlp, Canada-based artist Alex Grguric talks about his work, audio from the installation N1.0 by FUSE, the soundtrack for Rome-based artist Andreij Pollister’s video La Creazione, the muzak loop soundtrack from Indian artist Chinmoyi Patel's video Shall We? and, of course, the award presentation by Steven Music, founder of the Celeste Network.
The 2011 Celeste Prize winners were chosen by jurors Eugene Tan and Sara Reisman. Visit celesteprize.com to see extensive documentation and information on those participating in the Celeste Network, along with thousands of other artists.
The Invisible Dog Art Center opened in October, 2009 at 51 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, a raw space in a vast, converted factory building with a charmed history and an open-ended mission: to create, from the ground up, a new kind of interdisciplinary arts center.