The Luxury of Fear

Light House Studio

February 6, 2009 – February 28, 2009

Students from Light House, Charlottesville’s award winning youth media arts center, explore the American extravagance of trepidation, dread and terror through the moving image.

The videos, on view February 6 – 28, 2009, were created specifically for Second Street Gallery by high school students during Video as Art, a workshop at Charlottesville’s award winning youth media arts center, Light House. As described by the students, the title refers to the fear and anxiety that dominate American lives, despite the prosperity of our country. The Luxury of Fear explores the American extravagance of trepidation, dread and terror through the moving image.

Participating students include: Chris Brown, Monticello High School; Dave Brown, Monticello High School; Anna Germano, Charlottesville High School;, Kate Hancock, Charlottesville High School; John Irving, Buford Middle School; Tessa Paget-Brown, Renaissance School; Elyse Smith, Monticello High School; and Alex Wilson, Renaissance School.  Mentors for the project are: Light House Managing Director Sam Baker; photographer Billy Hunt, Photographer, and Anna Ma.

Light House is an independent media education center for local youth who want to make movies with an emphasis on personal expression and local stories. Every other year, Second Street Gallery partners with Light House to present students’ works created during the workshop Video as Art.

Click here to view a PDF of the exhibition announcement card.

Exhibition Sponsors

Sponsorship generously provided by VA Diodes, Inc.