Electric Pilgrims: Everyone is Everywhere
Van McElwee – 2014
Saturday, Sept. 13 – 7:00 p.m.
Public Media Commons
Olive Street (between N. Grand and N. Spring)
Free to the public
HEARding Cats Collective is excited open our 2014-15 season with a co-sponsorship premier of new video work by renowned St. Louis video artist Van McElwee, entitled Electric Pilgrims: Everyone is Everywhere. The video screening is part of a larger celebration to welcome the new 9,000 square-foot outdoor Public Media Commons (PMC) space into the St. Louis arts community. PMC is located on Olive Street in Grand Center Arts District, between Nine Network, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Sheldon Concert Hall, and features multiple large video screens as well as the latest audio technology available today.
Van McElwee will premier Electric Pilgrims: Everyone is Everywhere as a site-specific installation for the opening event. Shot over many years in numerous locations, the piece was edited for two years and finished under a Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship. McElwee describes the new work as “an intersection of worlds, swollen with apparitions.” He adds “The monumental setting of the Public Media Commons is the ideal venue to premier Electric Pilgrims.”
Additional programming for the evening features a film by Frank Popper, and music by Sleepy Kitty and The Reverbs.