Friday, September 27, 2013

A Few Things We're Looking for at the DUMBO Arts Festival

"Bubbles of Hope," a procession of the bubble-clad multitudes by Andrey Bartenev, takes place Saturday from 12 - 2 p.m.
The exuberant three-day 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival kicks off Friday evening (6 - 9 p.m.) and continues on Saturday (12 - 9 p.m.) and Sunday (12 - 6 p.m.). Even if you think you're not into art, you'll find something here to intrigue you.

Everyone enjoys different art, and there's way too much to see it all. Here a just a few exhibits that we want to visit. We'll post more tomorrow after we visit the Festival. (Note the "Bubbles of Hope" procession, which you can join in, takes place on Saturday from noon - 2 p.m.)

The Ship of Tolerance by Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and hundreds of schoolkids (whose painting were sewn together to make the sails) arrived in DUMBO on Friday.

BattleFest is a NYC dance battle league for extreme street dancers. Dancers battle one on one in an arena surrounded by fans. They battle until only one dancer is left

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, made up of actors who have experienced homelessness, presents "Concrete Justice." The actors use trash and found materials as props and incorporate clowning and circus artistry.

In "Brooklyn Lawn Quilt" you pick up one out of 30 painted blankets from a painted tipi. You arrange the blanket in the park as a piece of a large-scale painting. Fort Makers will shoot aerial photos from the Manhattan Bridge.

creatAR is easy augmented reality software. Mark Skwarek will perform creatAR Monster Island live with creatAR and attempt a rescue from the island he created at the 2011 DUMBO Arts Festival. The entire event will be seen and heard on people's smartphones and tablets.

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