Arts + Literature Laboratory presents OFF THE WALL: a nighttime, outdoor screening series of contemporary video art. OFF THE WALL aims to present a survey of the most compelling and innovative moving image works from a broad cross-section of artists—local to international, emerging to mid-career. 

In its inaugural year, OFF THE WALL 2016 featured works by 35 artists, selected out of 450 submissions from 50 countries. Works variously explored themes of internet culture, memory, language, identity, war, and the environment, through an equally diverse array of forms, including experimental documentary, stop-motion, video collage, 2D and 3D animation, and documentation of performance. 

This year, OFF THE WALL will double to four nights of programming, with screenings on each Saturday in August 2017. Doors 8:30 PM. Program 9:00 PM.

OFF THE WALL is curated by Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky ( in partnership with Madison Film Forum. The project is made possible in part by funds from the Madison Arts Commission.


Night 1 Artists | August 5:

Taryn Ward (Rochester, NY)
Emily McNeill (Duluth, MN)
The Smyth Brothers (Durham, NC)
Katya Yakubov (New York, NY)
Hiroya Sakurai (Kyoto, Japan)
Ryan Lewis (Kalamazoo, MI)
Jacob Rivkin (Philadelphia, PA)
Bryce Cross (Columbia, MO)
Diane Nerwen (Brooklyn, NY)
Steve Roggenbuck (Tucson, AZ)

View/download Night 1 Artists' Notes


Night 2 Artists | August 12:

Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch (Los Angeles, CA)
Keiichi Matsuda (London, UK)
Claire Krueger (Los Angeles, CA)
Ying Hsiu Kuo (New Taipei City, Taiwan)
Christina Lykoka & ARos (Athens, Greece)
James Bridle (Athens, Greece)
Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (Lafayette, IN)
Ian Haig (Melbourne, Australia)
Kent Lambert (Chicago, IL)
Nelmarie du Preez (Pretoria, South Africa)
Zhiyuan Yang (Beijing, China)

View/download Night 2 Artists' Notes


Night 3 Artists | August 19:

Alexander Hect-Glaskov (Wuppertal, Germany)
Lina Selander (Stockholm, Sweden)
Michael Lyons (Kyoto, Japan)
Carl Knickerbocker (Oviedo, FL)
William Randall (Columbus, OH)
Dillon Lemon (Milwaukee, WI)
Conor Elliott Fitzgerald (Tucson, AZ)
Allison Roberts (Madison, WI)
Sky Hopinka (Milwaukee, WI)

View/download Night 3 Artists' Notes


Night 4 Artists | August 26:

Santina Amato (Chicago, IL)
Lisa Danker (Orlando, FL)
Hannah Raye White (Milwaukee, WI)
Matt Meindl (Los Angeles, CA)
Rebecca Kautz (Sun Prairie, WI)
Abigail Whitmore and Annika Hansen (Minneapolis, MN)
Roosje Verschoor (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Mana Mehrabian (Pullman, WA)
Leyla Rodriguez (Hamburg, Germany)
Catron Booker (Oaxaca, Mexico / Chicago, IL)
Adrian Gonzalez (Orange Park, FL)

View/download Night 4 Artists' Notes


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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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