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April 19: One-Minute Videos From Carnegie Mellon's School of Art and Pittsburgh Filmmakers To Hit PNC Park's Big Screen, April 28

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One-Minute Videos From Carnegie Mellon's School of Art and
Pittsburgh Filmmakers To Hit PNC Park's Big Screen, April 28

videoPITTSBURGH—Faculty, staff and students from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art and artists from Pittsburgh Filmmakers, will screen one-minute videos on Pittsburgh's largest video screen, the jumbotron at PNC Park, from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. The free, public event, titled "Caught Looking," will include more than 50 videos highlighting the best in local contemporary video art. The event is in its fourth year.
      
Jacob Ciocci, an adjunct professor of video and animation at Carnegie Mellon, and Andrew Swensen, director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, are co-curating this year's screening. Ciocci is a member of the Paper Rad art collective, whose videos have been exhibited in venues across the world, including Deitch Projects, the New Museum, MOMA, Migros Museum in Zurich and the ICA in Chicago. Swensen was a professor of romance languages at Brandeis University. He has written various articles appearing in scholarly journals such as "The Russian Review."
      
"This is a great 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," Ciocci said. "For many local artists this is their first public screening opportunity ever. It will likely also be their last time to ever present work in such a unique setting."
      
A reception will be held afterward from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave. To attend "Caught Looking" visitors must enter the press entrance at PNC Park on West General Robinson Street.

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Pictured above is a screenshot from a one-minute video that will be shown on April 28 at PNC Park.