|SCREENINGS - PROGRAM SUMMARY
Film and video presentations highlighting the work of local artists.
There is an incredible amount of art being created by artists living
in the Bay Area, and there is just no way that everyone can see all
of it when it is actually happening. There is also art being created
in other countries that we just plain miss. QBOX will be hosting a
series of evenings dedicated to showing documentary films that highlight
the work of artists creating mechanical, kinetic and electronic art.
This type of documentary has a hard time finding space in film festivals
and even art theaters; it is difficult and expensive to find and build
and audience for this type of film. Here at QBOX we have the audience
ready and waiting.
Screenings will also include avant-garde indie films that have a focus
either on mechanical, kinetic and electronic art or on the Bay Area
itself. These will be free and/or inexpensive evenings used to build
a sense of community within the neighborhood of our new facility and
the artists we serve.
Screenings will include:
Roles and Participants
Most of the pieces we screen will be hand-picked by QBOX staff, though
we will encourage like-minded organizations to recommend artists and
documentaries. The artists will receive a substantial portion of the
proceeds from these screenings.
Audience members will be able to see/experience a wider range of artistic
experiences than they would without this program. Artists will be
encouraged to produce documentaries with the understanding that there
will be a place to show them and sell them. This will lead to better
documentation of the art created in San Francisco and a wider audience
that is able to enjoy it.