Inspiring Film & Song Herald Artists’ Nonprofit

by Mat Dirjish

The COVID-19 response art film EXCELSIOR, created during the quarantine, and an allegedly inspiring song, Aim Higher, will premiere exclusively on The Free Hand website, March 15, 2022. The Free Hand is an artist’s nonprofit, two years in the making. Its mission is producing experiences, artists’ residencies and productions that connect artists and audiences to important social issues and each other.

The Free Hand’s EXCELSIOR icon showcases the four movements of the collaborative, quarantine art film.

The one-hour, 45-minute art film consists of four segments with 22 scenes. Also set for release is the movie’s theme song, Aim Higher, by guest artist Damien Horne.

EXCELSIOR is the cumulative work of The Free Hand’s Coronavirus Artistic Response International Online Collaborative Residency. Announced on March 15, 2020, and commencing on April 1, 2020, the program was conceived with three goals in mind:

  1. To allow artists and creatives around the world to respond to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic in real time;
  2. To foster authentic community between artists and creatives in isolation;
  3. To create inherently historic and important work that artistically documents the moment through quarantined collaboration.

For more details and dates, visit The Free Hand website.

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