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SUPERNOVA: First ever outdoor festival of digital animation and art

Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District will offer up a fresh perspective on the most popular form of entertainment with the SUPERNOVA Outdoor Festival of Digital Animation and Art. The festival emphasizes new, exciting realms in digital animation and art through a variety of programs from 4-11pm on the 14th Street LED screens at Champa and Arapahoe and a special competition screening in the DPAC Galleria. Winning pieces will be honored by three distinguished guest jurors, Claudia Maté, Jonathan Monaghan and Morehshin Allahyari, all chosen for their pioneering work within the fields of new media, contemporary art and digital motion graphics on an international level. The festival will conclude with a live new-media music performance by Denver-based Thug Entrancer and artist Milton Melvin Croissant III.

SUPERNOVA utilizes a robust international artist network and unique infrastructure developed by Denver Digerati through its series Friday Flash - one of the nation's leading outdoor digital art programs. Friday Flash is presented to the public on L.E.D. screens situated in the Denver Theatre District as a new public art viewing experience illuminating how technology is altering all facets of our daily lives in extraordinary ways.

SUPERNOVA endeavors to take this art form to the next level through an explosive, multi-faceted digital entertainment sphere that will engage all audiences. Hour long programs commencing at 4pm will include a History Of Denver Digerati’s Friday Flash, Digital Painting And Abstract Art, Solo Artist Spotlights By John Butler and Adam Ferriss, Kid Wonder: Student Shorts and Animation For All Ages, Local and UC Denver Artworks, Director’s Picks, Machinima and Gaming Related Art, and a radical showcase of Music Videos. SUPERNOVA will represent innovation in both art and experience.

SUPERNOVA will also feature an all-day educational forum with special presentations by guest jurors Claudia Maté (UK), Jonathan Monaghan (Washington, D.C.) and Morehshin Allahyari (NYC) as well as Festival Director Ivar Zeile (Denver, CO). The forum, a limited attendance, ticketed event, will include professional critiques, panel discussions and small-screen art engagements throughout the day at the Commons on Champa Innovation Center.

A number of entities and cultural forces have come together to make this singular event possible. SUPERNOVA is presented by Denver Digerati with support from Denver Arts And Venues Next Stage NOW!, the Denver Theatre District and exclusive education sponsor CU Denver. SUPERNOVA is also supported in part by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, cultivating arts & leaders for a vibrant community. Additional support is provided by the Biennial of the Americas, Orange Barrel Media and WeedenLaw. Use of the L.E.D. screens for SUPERNOVA is made possible by Branded Cities.

Contact Ivar Zeile at ivar@plusgallery.com or 720-394-8484 for media inquiries or image/content requests.

View the SUPERNOVA promotional trailer on VIMEO at https://vimeo.com/179369834

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