Art Procession at DUMBO Arts Festival – “Bubbles of Hope” – Official Press Release

DUMBO Arts Festival, September 28, 2013 - we are glad to announce 
the Triumphant Art Performance Procession,"Bubbles of Hope", 
with an Invitation to the Public to join in, 
led by International Artist, Andrey Bartenev.
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CONTACT: Jade Dressler,, 917.991.8140, @plantme
BUBBLES OF HOPE: Triumphant Art Performance Procession with an Invitation to the Public to Join in, Led by international Artist, Andrey Bartenev.
“Bartenev’s performance art is at the forefront of the Russian artistic avant-garde. He’s the Damien Hirst of the Arctic Circle… Not a single British performance artist has achieved a reputation matching this sensational artist…”
The Independent
New York Times
WHEN:         Saturday, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013                  12pm – 2pm, DUMBO, Brooklyn
WHERE:       DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL 2013     Each year the DUMBO Arts Festival presents the best in local, national, and international art, attracting 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 500 artists, multiple open studios, galleries, stages and programming partners.
EVENT:  The DUMBO Arts Festival welcomes a performance artist rarely seen in New York, Andrey Bartenev, who invites the public to take part in his latest performance. Bartenev will triumphantly descend from the East River Ferry in the company of more than 60 absurd, whimsical fantasias, accompanied by live music and performances by the Gazillion Bubble Show.
DIRECTIONS: The procession will gather at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, East River Ferry (Old Fulton Street & Furman St) at 12pm and proceed through the streets via Water Street, Pearl Street Triangle, Jane’s Carousel, and culminating in front of the Tobacco Warehouse with the BUBBLES OF HOPE release party.
The public is invited to join the procession at any level from watching on the sidelines to marching in full costume. There is a BUBBLES OF HOPE Kickstarter page where the public may also send in a one-line “dream or message” that the procession will apply to banners and flags.
Andrey Bartenev on BUBBLES OF HOPE: “Our need to be happy and our dreams of love are the basis for the existence of human race and the most delicate connection between all beings. The importance of happiness is above religion, politics, social agendas or economic needs.  Seeking our happiness collectively and focusing on the dreams of others helps us meet our own. BUBBLES OF HOPE is a ritual, a collective meditative act, which can strengthen our own abilities to dream, to hope and to fulfill our own personal goals. Together we are stronger, and our hopes and dreams are bigger.”
ABOUT ANDREY BARTENEV: Since 2002, Andrey Bartenev has been a regular contributor to Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, his work has been seen at 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Hermitage (Russia); William de Kooning Foundation (New York); Pinakothek der modern (Germany); Moscow Museum Of Modern Art (Russia); Royal Academy of Arts (UK); The State Tretyakov Gallery (Russia); Victoria & Albert Theatre Museum, (London); Art Basel-Miami Beach International Art Fair (Miami); and many others. Andrey Bartenev is currently staging the exhibition “Treasures in The Royal Library” at the Danish Royal Library in Copenhagen that runs through 2015.
DUMBO Arts Festival: Friday, September 27th, Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. Festival hours are Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday noon to 9pm, Sunday noon to 6pm.
Presented by: Event Executive Producer:  Sonia Kozlova, Unicycle Productions LLC  in association with re:artiste
Performance, Design: Andrey Bartenev, with performances by 60+ artists
Directed by: Mei Ann Teo
Live music by: Trio TBD, avant-garde jazz trio
Bubble art and performances:  Gazillion Bubble Show

UNICYCLE PRODUCTIONS LLC is the Executive Producer for the project, led by founder Sonia Kozlova. Unicycle Productions LLC has produced and managed New York and international theater productions, tours and events for over 15 years, having worked with Meredith Monk, Stage Entertainment, Urban Stages, and Slava’s Snowshow among many other notable entertainment artists and properties.

RE:ARTISTE is a representation company for emerging contemporary and internationally acclaimed artists with the goal to build awareness and promote their artwork.
MEI ANN TEO is a Director whose work has toured international festivals including Belgium’s Festival de Liege, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Edinburgh International Fringe, INFANT Experimental Theatre Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, among others.
TRIO TBD is an avant-garde jazz trio in the loosest sense of the word.  The Trio TBD Mobility Project is the brain child of drummer Joe Tucker. Coming from a marching band background (read: growing up in the Midwest and Texas), the trio has taken its avant-garde jazz theory to the streets to have a little fun on the way.
JADE DRESSLER is a Creative Director and brand stylist, maximizing the confluence of adventure, art, culture, design and travel for lifestyle clients for over 20 years. The agency offers a wide range of image and branding services.



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