Urban Video Project (UVP), a program of Light Work in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art and Onondaga County, is an outdoor architectural projection venue dedicated to the public presentation of film, video and moving image arts. It is one of few projects in the United States dedicated to ongoing public projections and adds a new chapter to Central New York’s legacy as one of the birthplaces of video art using cutting-edge technology to bring art of the highest caliber to Syracuse.
Using a projector billed as “The World’s Brightest Projector” and a permanently installed all-weather sound system, UVP’s outdoor architectural projection venue on the north façade of the iconic Everson Museum of Art transforms the adjoining Onondaga County community plaza into a massive video installation every Thursday through Saturday night all year round.
In addition to our year-round outdoor exhibition program, UVP presents a range of special events, from indoor screenings and artist talks, to community nights and the perennially popular “Summer Film under the Stars,” an outdoor movie series presented each year in collaboration with the Everson Museum and culminating in our end-of-summer Urban Cinematheque Arts & Culture Fair.
Light Work’s Urban Video Project program has been in operation at its current venue since 2009 and is made possible through the support of Onondaga County, Spectrum, and Syracuse University as part of the Connective Corridor, a strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting Syracuse University with downtown Syracuse.
Light Work, UVP’s parent organization, is a nonprofit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media since 1973. Light Work is a member of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) of Syracuse University.