When it comes to Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum (1218 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine), I’ve come to expect the unexpected and the thrillingly experimental. One consistent area of inquiry in its space is the search for different ways to present media art within the gallery context. And just as summer blockbusters start rolling out at major cinemas around town, MG/GM offers us a sprightly alternative. This Friday they present Two Minute Video Festival, a one-night screening of two-minute video works from around the world.
The gallery put up a call for videos on Rhizome’s website, an organization whose mission supports emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Because the videos are short and small, they could be curated through email. Locals like media maven Andy Marko and DAAP student Jacob Riddle are joined by artists from Brooklyn, New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Berlin, Madrid and everywhere in between. Screenings begin at 7 p.m.; the full set of videos lasts for a half-hour and the videos will cycle throughout the evening until 10 p.m. The gallery encourages visitors to bring their own seating, but assures that popcorn will be provided. Go here for more information.