Denver Digerati, the Colorado not-for-profit organization with a principal mission to advance digital motion-art through exhibition and education, announced the 5th annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver’s most innovative public-private cultural initiative. Month-long programming kicks off September 3rd with Night Lights Denver, Supernova artist animations that will light up the historic Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower every evening on the 16th Street Mall.
On Saturday, September 19th, the community is invited to an open-air Walking Tour of the world’s best digital animation and motion-art featured on the Denver Theatre District’s singular LED screen infrastructure. Supernova is free to the public and adheres to all Colorado guidelines and mandates for outdoor social distancing & safety protocols to provide a unique opportunity for a safe and responsible visual art experience.
“If ever there was a time that society needs the gift of art to elevate the public, it is now,” said Ivar Zeile, Denver Digerati Founder & Creative Director. “The 2020 Supernova World on Fire theme offers a dynamic forum for artists to reflect on the many challenges facing society on a global scale, paving the way towards healing, and the desire for a much greater collective consciousness to take a firm hold.” https://vimeo.com/451285007
Supernova is set to deliver the most expansive slate of digital motion-art to date, representing artists from 28 countries, working in a multitude of genres and global perspectives. Denver Digerati’s hybrid live and virtual programming features a partnership with Unity Technologies, the world’s most widely used real-time 3D engine, to provide Real-time Storytelling Workshops led by Ben Radcliffe, veteran of Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Disney Feature Animation, MPC, and Industrial Light and Magic. Supernova artist content, interviews and programming will be powered through the state-of-the-art streaming service supernova.video. Competition prize monies will be awarded to artists and students.
About: Denver Digerati is a 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission: Denver Digerati advances digital motion-art through exhibition and education, accelerating the merger of art and technology. Since 2010 Denver Digerati has cultivated an extraordinary network of local, national and international artists as a model for next generation visual-arts engagement. Denver Digerati believes in the freedom to create without restrictions, advancing the interests of artists who seek to use their unique voices, perspectives and cultural experiences in the creation of art.
The organization’s roots were planted with the advent of the Denver Theatre District, bringing light and art activations to the streets of downtown Denver through a public-private partnership model with outdoor media companies.
Supernova World on Fire is presented by Denver Digerati with support from Denver Theatre District, Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media, National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, Orange Barrel Media, Branded Cities and Fortis Bank. Education partnership support from Unity Technologies and Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.
Community collaborations include History Colorado: This Is What Democracy Looks Like, Denver Community Media at the Buell Public Media Center Presents Supernova Festival Launch Party, and with Indie 102.3 Supernova Artist Performance Jam Presented by The Digital Armory a collaboration between The Temple & The Armory Denver. Special promotion from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. For more information visit www.DenverDigerati.org.