Over View Traveling Film Project in the Ramp Gallery September 18–October 18


Over View is an international traveling film project for which curators were invited to select films of outstanding audiovisual artists from their home countries. Eight curators were asked to program 30 minutes of contemporary short cuts of any genre, except trailers or recordings. The curators were also requested to select a venue in their country to exhibit Over View. In this way all participating curators, artists and public will be able to see this collection of global visions without actually traveling themselves.

This project aims to contribute to mutual understanding, interaction and transmission of knowledge and experience and to offer a platform or playground from which new alliances or co-operations for all participants may spring. Curators include Nini Ayach (Egypt), Justin Hoover (USA), Fousseyni Diakité (Mali), Phoebe Man (Hong Kong), Sarah Vandepeer (Sydney), Alexander Mayhew (Netherlands), María José Chavarría (Costa Rica) and Julia Borges Araña (Brazil). For more information, visit: http://www.over-view.org. 

Featured artists selected by Hoover for the exhibition are: Fernanda D’Agostino, Paul Clipson, Laura Kim, Sergio De La Torre, Heather Cassils, Kate Gilmore.

About Justin Hoover
Over View’s USA curator Justin Charles Hoover (胡智騰) is a Bay Area based time-based artist and a curator.  As an artist, his work deals with language, cultural relocation and translocation through performance, video, and installation. He has performed, curated, and exhibited at numerous venues around the world including the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Apex Art, New York; the 2011 Art Life Festival in Guangzhou, China; Werkstattkino, München, Germany; the Time-Based Art Festival at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Berkeley Art Museum, and many other venues. He is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and holds bachelor degrees in Peace Studies and French Literature and master degrees in New Genres Fine Arts and Public Administration of International Management. http://www.justinhoover.com

About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space in the SOMArts lobby, accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. To view submission information as well as past exhibitions, please visit The Ramp Gallery page of our website here. To purchase work on display or for more information email gallery@somarts.org. You can visit The Ramp Gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Images courtesy of Justin Hoover