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April 3: Video Art from Carnegie Mellon's School of Art To Hit PNC Park's Big Screen April 8

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Video Art from Carnegie Mellon's School of Art
To Hit PNC Park's Big Screen April 8

videoPITTSBURGH—Students and faculty from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art, in conjunction with Pittsburgh Filmmakers, will be showing one-minute videos on Pittsburgh's biggest screen, the PNC Park Jumbotron from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 8. The screening, titled "Caught Looking," is a showcase for local artists in the field of contemporary video art.
    
More than 50 videos will be on display. Video highlights include abstract animations, how to surf in a field of salt, a wild adventure through an old train yard, many strange short cartoons, a musical tribute to a dead fish, a psychic cat that won't leave you alone and an absurd tale of Andrew Carnegie's first trip to Pittsburgh.    
    
"It is a rare opportunity for the Pittsburgh public to see what the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh Filmmakers communities are up to in the realm of the moving image," said Jacob Ciocci (A' 05), visiting professor in the School of Art and coordinator of the event. "For many students this is their first public screening and a unique opportunity to present work in such a dramatic setting."
    
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Director Andrew Swensen curated this screening with Ciocci. To attend, enter the press entrance at PNC Park on West General Robinson Street. The video screening is free and open to the public.

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Pictured above is a still image from "The Wingding Pittsburgh Miracle" by Michael Mallis (A' 08), an absurdist tale of Andrew Carnegie's first trip to Pittsburgh.