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SCREENINGS & EVENTS / Aurora Award Dinner


THE 16TH ANNUAL
AURORA AWARD DINNER
HONORING GARY HILL

Thursday, October 20, 2016 (6-9PM)
Chairs: Jereann Chaney & Bevin Bering Dubrowski
Aurora Picture Show - 2442 Bartlett Street

Cocktails at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm
Screening & Award Presentation at 8pm


Each year, Aurora Picture Show honors an artist who has exhibited extraordinary originality in the field of moving image art. This year’s 16th annual Aurora Award honoree is Gary Hill. Hill will be in attendance for a gala dinner on October 20th chaired by Jereann Chaney and Bevin Bering Dubrowski, where he 
will be honored by Aurora curator Mary Magsamen and given an original work created in appreciation by Houston artist Prince Varughese Thomas. A sampling of Hill’s fantastic work will be screened for attendees of the event, and dinner will be provided by City Kitchen Catering. 
The annual Aurora Award both promotes awareness of nontraditional media arts and supports the organization’s unique, year-round programming (including film festivals, thematic screenings, performances, installations, site-specific works, and educational programs.) Past recipients of the Aurora Award include artists Laurie Anderson, Tony Oursler, William Wegman, Isaac Julien, Miranda July, Ant Farm, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Doug Aitken, Christian Marclay, Joan Jonas, Laurie Simmons, Bill Viola, Carolee Schneemann, and Oscar Muñoz. 

 

ABOUT 2016 HONOREE, GARY HILL

“Surf the impulse, and let the rest of your mind ride up behind.” – Gary Hill

Originally a sculptor, artist Gary Hill began to explore and deconstruct the nature of the relatively new, audiovisual medium of video in the early-1970s. Intrigued by video’s paradoxical ability to simultaneously create both intimacy and distance, he pioneered the use of video synthesizers and began his lifelong experimentation with verbal and visual language. For over four decades, Hill’s multisensory single-channel videos and installation works have explored time, space, the body, and linguistic systems of speech and text. “Hill creatively uses high-tech instruments to elicit personal experiences,” stated David Pagel of the LA Times, adding “With his work, the invisible operations of thinking take tangible shape.” Based in Seattle, Gary Hill continues to make significant contributions to the field of contemporary video art. 

 

Purchase Aurora Award Dinner Tickets/Tables:

Major Underwriter (Couple) - $3,000.
Includes VIP seating for two at the table of honored guest Gary Hill at the Aurora Award Dinner, as well as two invitations to an intimate welcome dinner for the artist hosted by the event chairs. Also includes Aurora Award VIP gift bags and names recognzed in online and printed materials. 

Major Underwriter (Individual) - $1,500.
Includes VIP seating for one at the table of honored guest Gary Hill at the Aurora Award Dinner, as well as invitation to an intimate welcome dinner for the artist hosted by the event chairs. Also includes Aurora Award VIP gift bag and name recognition in online and printed materials. 

Benefactor Table - $2,500.
Includes preferred table seating for six people at Aurora Award Dinner, as well as invitations for two people to an intimate welcome dinner for the artist hosted by the event chairs. Also includes Aurora Award VIP gift bags and names recognzed in online and printed materials. 

Individual - $350
Seating for one at the Aurora Award Dinner.

Individual (Aurora Member) - $250
Seating for one at the Aurora Award Dinner.
 


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