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Bring Your Own Beamer Cedars

  • The Cedars Union Annex 1219 South Ervay Street Dallas, TX, 75215 United States (map)
Flier design by Adam Pacione.

Flier design by Adam Pacione.

Saturday, October 14th, 7-11PM
Dallas Ambient Music Nights performance 8-10:30PM
Sandwich Hag will be selling banh mi sandwiches onsite

The Cedars Union and The MAC are pleased to present Dallas’ first adaptation of Bring Your Own Beamer Cedars (BYOB Cedars) on Saturday, October 14, 7-11PM. This one-night-only outdoor exhibition invites artists and creators of all disciplines to bring their own projector (often referred to as a “beamer” in Europe) and media player and cast visual content onto the walls of buildings throughout the Cedars, showcasing the vibrant arts community and walkability of the historic neighborhood. BYOB Cedars consists of an open call to the public and an exhibition of time-based works by Nick Bontrager, Chuck and George, Adam Fung, Julie Libersat, Sean P. Miller, Christi Nielsen, Kris Pierce, Carolyn Sortor, Alison Starr, Tramaine Townshend, Fabiola Valenzuela, among others, and a performance organized by Dallas Ambient Music Nights from 8-10:30PM.

Participate or observe – everyone is invited! Those interested in participating need only bring a projector of any kind (LED, LCD, mini, overhead, slide carousel, homemade, etc.), media player, and their time-based artwork – something old, or new, or experimental. Participants are encouraged to arrive anytime between 7-10PM and may check in at The Cedars Union or The MAC where they will be directed to an available location. Maps will be available at any participating venue. 

Venues include The Cedars Union, The MAC, and various locations in between.

In support of artists and arts organizations affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, The Cedars Union and The MAC will collect donations to benefit the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund. 

Harvey Arts Recovery Fund was launched by not-for-profit organizations dedicated to serving the Greater Houston arts and cultural sector. The Fund will provide aid to individual artists who suffered personal and professional losses during Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed, as well as financially assist small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations rebuilding after Harvey. More info

BYOB, an open-source idea initiated by Rafaël Rozendaal in Berlin, is an exploration of the medium of projection. According to its founder, “BYOB is a celebration of the new world we live in and a glimpse of what computing could look like in the future. Today the internet is confined to screens. Tomorrow information will surround us, composing our surfaces, defining our spaces, enmeshing itself with the ether. A moving image is never an object, and when it is coupled with the increased flexibility of portable projection, the realm of experience quickly expands.” Since its first iteration, this exhibition has been held worldwide. Find out more here: