Apolis — Attention as Participation

Apolis — Attention as Participation
Apolis — Attention as Participation @ Crumb Factory

An international video art exhibition and special satellite program of the 2024 Green Mountain Film Festival – with open gallery hours, screenings + artist talks, and music program with vinyl DJ sets in the evenings 

Exhibition, Screenings + Artist Talks:
Admission is free and donations are welcomed
Music Program: Sliding scale ticket at door

Location: Crumb Factory – 114 River St. Montpelier, VT (2nd Floor)

Sponsored by: Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Buch Spieler Records, Autumn Records, Abracadabra Coffee

Open galley times:
MAR 15 FRI: 5 - 8 PM (opening)
MAR 16 SAT: 1 - 8 PM
MAR 17 SUN: 1 - 7 PM
MAR 18 - 22 MON - FRI: (by appointment via contact@cold-dream.site)

Screenings + Artist Talks:
MAR 16 SAT: 8 - 9 PM
Richard Kuan: "Stationed Drifting" and "Family Portrait"
MAR 17 SUN: 2 - 3 PM
Martin Moolhuijsen: "cosm(o)etica" and "grain cloud atmosphere"

Music Program:
MAR 15 FRI: 8 PM - Midnight
SynthDiscoPunk launch party w/ DJ Sets by Knayte Lander, Sarah Yetter, and Queens, and Visuals by Vanish Works.
MAR 16 SAT: 9 PM - Midnight
Deep Club Set w/ DJ Sets by Jeff Baumann, Queens, and special guest.
MAR 17 SUN: 7 - 10 PM
Deep Listening event w/ DJ Sets by Greg Davis, Visitor Center, Middle
Management, and Queens.

The International Video Art Exhibition “Apolis — Attention as Participation” is a special satellite program of the Green Mountain Film Festival this year, happening from March 15-22 at the Crumb Factory, a growing multidisciplinary collective studio and gallery for art and design, based in Montpelier VT.

The exhibition presents nine works from seven artists living in disparate locations internationally. Mostly made with little to no dialogue, these works approach filmmaking in their own unique and unconventional ways, inviting the audience to experience various unusual sensory journeys, while they reflect, revisit, and recompose concepts, places, histories, identities, emotions, and desires.

The exhibition delves into the role of spectatorship in filmmaking and viewing, where it can be both passive and active in shaping the creation and experience of films. The relationships between the artists, the audience, and the filmed subjects are reexamined, deconstructed, and recreated, through which new senses and experiences unfold. It seeks for an inspired awareness beyond passive spectatorship, where attention acts as participation in perception and the unspoken dialogue with the world.

grain cloud atmosphere, 2022-2023, by Martin Moolhuijsen(DE/IT). Hand-painted 35mm to digital.

Crumb Factory:
Crumb Factory is a growing multidisciplinary collective studio for art and design, with a gallery space for events, as well as the production, presentation, and discussion of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, media art, and sound art, located on the 2nd floor of 114 River St, Montpelier, VT 05602.

Current members of the collective are clothing designer Herrie Son, artist and weaver Dosia Sanford, chair maker and jeweler Eli Barlow, artists Ada Bowman, Earl Fox, Menghan Wang, and 23AD.

Other info:
Location: Crumb Factory, 2nd Floor, 114 River St, Montpelier, VT 05602
Contact: contact@cold-dream.site
Instagram: @apolisigma @crumbfactorycollective