A Conversation with Artists and Writers at DC Independent Film Festival

In our recent mass email we wrote, “No one knows what recent changes to the Media (capital M) will mean for the evolution of culture.” If that’s a subject of interest to you (as it is to us) join us tomorrow at the DC Independent Film Festival for a panel moderating by Day Eight’s Robert Bettmann titled, “Having Your Film and Art Reviewed: A Conversation Between Artists and Writers.”

The conversation includes artist and film-maker Bill Claps, NY Times Film critic Jeanette Catsoulis, and Washington Post Film critic Jane Horwitz.

Bill Claps is an artist and director of Artspeak. A screening of ArtSpeak (USA/2015/16mins.) sets the stage for the discussion.  The film follows New York artist Bill Claps discovering everyday peoples thoughts and feelings about contemporary art as he develops a video installation and a series of artworks that comment on the phenomena of Artspeak: the language used by many curators, writers, critics, and other art insiders.

Click here for panel tickets and here for more information on the DCIFF.

Since our last post we’ve published a few new articles on Bourgeon. Most recently musician Chris Videll wrote about his performance and practice of Drone music, and visual artist J T Kirkland wrote about creating paintings on wood.

Thanks to individual donors large and small, and partnership and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities DC, Brink Media, The Clarice Smith Center Performing Arts Center, and DCRE Residential, Day Eight is preparing to hire an early career arts writer to cover arts in the DC community. If you know someone that might be interested in this Arts Writing Fellowship, please encourage them to apply! Applications are due by March 30, and the application is live on our website here.