Thursday, January 17, 2008

Citizens of Hyde Park, bring out your videos

Poughkeepsie base Matthew Slaats is embarking on a project that will cull together the home movies of past and present residents of Hyde Park, NY in order to create a visual history of the town. The gathered footage will be presented together in a video installation in Hyde Park this Spring.
Matt will be accepting donations to the project at the Hyde Park Free Library every Saturday from 10 am to noon. Every Saturday through March 2008. The Library is located at 2 Main St., in Hyde Park, NY. Inquiries can be directed to the artist at or 845 889 8181.
Matt has started a blog to track the progress of the project. More information can be found on the blog including how the Hyde Park's drive in theater inspired the project and the technical aspects of how he plans on combining the donated footage.
The Hyde Park Video Project has received funds from the NY State Council on the Arts via the Dutchess County Arts Council. The Hyde Park Free Library sponsored the project's application for the grant.

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