Beaming in The Cedars


Fabiola Valenzuela, “Untitled”

The MAC is back with Bring Your Own Beamer Cedars in partnership with The Cedars Union. BYOB Cedars will take place Sat, Oct 14, 7-11 p.m. This one-night-only outdoor exhibition invites artists and creators of all disciplines to bring their own projector to cast visual content on the walls of buildings throughout The Cedars. 

An open-source idea, initiated in Berlin in 2010 by artist Rafaël Rozendaal, BYOB explores the medium of projection. Since BYOB’s inception, the experimental exhibition has shown annually in cities across the globe. According to Rozendaal, “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, and enmeshing itself with the other.”

Rafaël Rozendaal, Aleksandra Domanovic & Oliver Laric, Anne de Vries, Emile Zile, Andreas Angelidakis, Helga Wretman & AIDS-3D, Kari Altmann from BYOB in Berlin, 2010.

BYOB Cedars is a come one come all public call to artists and an exhibition of time-based works by Chuck and George, Adam Fung, Julie Libersat, Sean P. Miller, Kris Pierce, Carolyn Sortor, Alison Starr, Fabiola Valenzuela, among others, and a performance organized by Dallas Ambient Music Nights from 8-10:30 p.m.

“The MAC is a perfect space to premier BYOB for Dallas. The massive gallery has kept its warehouse feel, which gives beamers the ability to play upon the variety of textures and contours of the building,” adds Rozendaal.  

Interested in participating? Simply show up the evening of the event with a projector of any kind or media player, and your own time-based artwork. The MAC will provide electricity. Participants are encouraged to arrive between 7-10 p.m. and may check in at either The Cedars Union or The MAC where they will be directed to an available location.

Kris Pierce, “Boiling A Ship In The Sea”

In support of artists and arts organizations impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, The Cedars Union and The MAC will collect donations to benefit the Harvey Arts Recovery Fun with a $5 recommended minimum donation.  

The 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 can be found at 


Bring Your Own Beamer Cedars 

Sat, Oct 14, 7-11 p.m.  

Dallas Ambient Music Nights performance 8-10:30 p.m.

The Cedars Union 

1201 South Ervay Street 

The MAC 

1601 South Ervay Street 

Entrance at 1600 Gano Street 

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