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Teen Video Screening: A Nightmare on Elm Street

May 2, 2017
5:00 pm—6:00 pm

NURTUREart’s Education Program is pleased to present work from this year’s video art class at Juan Morel Campos, taught by Jaimie Warren. The celebration will take place in the Juan Morel Campos School Gallery, with a reception at 5PM and a screening at 5:30PM, followed by a Q&A with the student artists.

Inspired by her own practice, Jaimie led the students through the collaborative process of reimagining and recreating a popular film, The Nightmare on Elm Street.They incorporated creative and resourceful references to the original film, while using video techniques to create illusions. The students learned accessible methods for creating homemade props and costumes, which will be installed in the gallery for the celebration. Working collaboratively exposed the students to the multiple roles involved in movie making, and the benefits and challenges of working in a team.


Student Artists: Tinia Albert, Gisel Castelan, Joseph Diaz, Jessica Matias, Angel Montes, Evelyn Reyes, Kayla Gamble, and Gesifed Paucar

Special thanks to collaborating teachers: Deepak Ananthapadmanabha and Laura Pawson.

Jaimie Warren is a photographer and performance artist, and co-creator of the community arts project Whoop Dee Doo. Warren works with New York galleries The Hole, Higher Pictures and American Medium, and her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, artnet, ArtNews, and ArtForum among others. Warren is a 2016 Maker’s Muse Awardee, a 2015 NYFA fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts, and a 2015 Abrons AIRspace resident. She is the recipient of the 2014 Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, and is a featured artist in ART21’s documentary series “New York Close Up”. Whoop Dee Doo (est. 2006) is a traveling, artist-led project and non-profit organization that creates ambitious installations and live performances as collaborations with community groups. Whoop Dee Doo is a 2016 Franklin Furnace Grant recipient, and recently completed a 6-month project series and artist residency with the High Line (NYC).