Sep 19th 2012

TIME TRIAL 1 is the first in a series of trial video art test projections onto architectural landmarks and screenings of work that blurs the line between video art and cinema, in anticipation of the inaugural Time Zones Chicago, premiering late Summer 2013. Projections will be available for viewing concurrent with EXPO Chicago, The International Art Exhibition on Navy Pier, September 19-23, 2012.

TIME ZONES is the world’s first citywide architectural projection, video art and film festival. Taking place du
ring the inaugural EXPO Chicago, Time Trial 1 will be available for viewing 24 hours to the hundreds of thousands who work and live in the Chicago Loop. Light Assembly Miami (, a full citywide pilot program trial launch of the planned Time Zones Chicago beta, will take place this December 6-9 during Art Basel Miami Beach. Operating at the intersection of video art, filmmaking, installation, architecture and net art, the video projections presented at 22, 28 and 44 South Wabash in downtown Chicago are free to both the public and visitors to the inaugural EXPO Chicago alike.

Time Trial 1 projection locations will feature work by Theodore Darst, Sarah Weis, Chris Collins, Andrew Rosinski, Emilie Gervais, Lauren Elder, Amalia Ullman, Eric Fleischauer and Joon Soo Ha.

Please also join us Saturday, September 22 from 6pm to midnight at the Hairpin Arts Center 2800 N Milwaukee Ave for an exclusive lineup of one-night-only screenings at the Time Trial 1 Reception. Admission is $10 or free with an Expo Chicago or Art on Track ticket or Time Zones/Light Assembly membership. Drinks and catering provided. The Time Trial 1 Reception will also present three one-night only presentation of video art and new media work by Sarah Weis, Chris Collins, Arturo Cubacub and Paweł Wojtasik.

Please see our announcement here for our full screening and projection schedule, and location maps:

Event photo is a still from THE AQUARIUM, Paweł Wojtasik, 2006 (TIME TRIAL 1 SCREENING ROOM FEATURE). Courtesy Video Data Bank and Time Zones Chicago.

Programmed in part with Video Data Bank and the Art Institute of Chicago, with generous support provided by the Chicago Loop Alliance/Art Loop Open and Art on Track. Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Paper Moon Pastry.

Time Zones Chicago and Time Trial 1 are a project of the Visual Art Network,

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