Crystal-themed, crystallizing, and multi-faceted video art and experimental films in this festival take as points of departure the cultural, scientific, spiritual, and mathematical associations of crystals, gems, and glass.

Like the original Crystal Palace plate-glass building, a marvel of engineering constructed by Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, ArtSpace’s Crystal Palace illuminates and amazes with innovative digital and film art of our time.

Crystal balls and handmade prisms, shamanic journeys and Indian salt mines, psychadelic Crystal Light drink mix and Victorian animation, mirrors on 16mm and windows on HD — and even crystals grown on a celluloid filmstrip—all glimmer on our magic screen.

The festival is curated by Liena Vayzman. Our Digital Media Intern is Minh Nguyen. Adminstrative support and the site for the first festival is provided by ArtSpace New Haven. Technical support is provided by our sponsor, the Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale University.

More information is on the ArtSpace New Haven website:


Total running time: two hours, on a continual loop.


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