Organized by non-profit group Denver Digerati, the seventh edition of Supernova, entitled 7th Dimension, will showcase digital animation and motion art across multiple Denver theaters and public locations from September 1–30, 2022.
A key part of the event is the nightly projection mapping on the facade of the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower in downtown Denver. Eleven commissioned looping animation pieces screen each evening. Featured artists are Gregory Bennett, Sandrine Deumier, Dante Zaballa, Rew, John Butler, Mayta Gómez Molina, Dalena Tran, Julio E. Berroa, Yaloo (also subject of Supernova’s solo artist spotlight), Beatie Wolfe (also festival guest curator and performer), and Esteban Azuela.
Beatie Wolf, described by Vice as a “musical weirdo and visionary,” will curate six visual artists for Supernova’s street-based “Silent Screen” event under the theme “Activating Environmental Awareness.” Wolf says the topic “asks each of us what we can do in this age of climate crisis where vital planet-saving messages are getting lost in the noise and onslaught of daily news, social media, [and] notifications that the digital era has created.” On September 17th between noon and 8pm, selected artists will display a work created for one of six large LED screens in a six-block area of downtown Denver. The final list of artists will be announced soon.