4Culture's Storefront Media Gallery is Back!

The brand new e4c Gallery installation.
The brand new e4c Gallery installation.
The brand new e4c Gallery installation.

Coming Soon! In 2015, e4c (Electronic 4Culture), 4Culture’s storefront media gallery, will display media works by 8 artists selected from a pool of 35 applicants from across the United States.

The 2015 e4c artists selected are:

  • Evertt Beidler
  • Gretchen Burger
  • Max Cleaery
  • Joseph Farbrook
  • Joseph Gray
  • Tess Martin
  • Barbara Robertson
  • Gazelle Samizay

Since 2008, e4c has been a storefront venue for the exhibition of dynamic, electronic artworks. Through an open call to artists, media makers cross the US, working in all genres, including documentary, animation and experimental, have been invited to apply to participate in the program. To date, 70+ artist/artist teams have presented or are presenting from 1-5 media artworks on e4c. In addition, e4c has been included in Digital Fringe, an international animation festival based out of Melbourne, Australia and is currently providing curated content for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s digital display at their headquarters in Seattle. This street-level media gallery is visible by foot, bike, car or bus to more than 20,000 people each day (as estimated by Metro Transit). e4c regular exhibition hours are 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily.

The equipment purchased and installed in 2008 had been operating for 15 hours, daily. In 2014 it started to fail, so we hired Georgetown-based Belle & Wissell Co. to re-imagine our system. Lockwood Projects then stepped in to finalize design, fabricate and install the clever, simple and new e4c. We are currently testing the new design of e4c, which provides viewers an intimate and immersive street front experience. The new equipment offers artists more flexibility and presents media work with more vibrant, rich color. Stay tuned for updates, we’ll let you know when the new works will be featured.