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SB Moves: Artist videos on Pumpflix gas pump-top screens

July 18th, 2011

SB Moves

Artist videos on Pumpflix gas pump-top screens, on view at 10 stations in Santa Barbara County from July 18th to August 17th, 2011

Pumpflix, UCIRA Artist Laurel Beckman, and the Department of Art at the University of California Santa Barbara, are pleased to present a unique collaboration in programming artist video content over dozens of pump-top displays at 10 gas stations in Santa Barbara County. Twenty short videos, created by UCSB affiliated artists especially for the occasion, will play in rotation amongst ads, news, weather reports, and community service posts. Streaming over the Pumpflix digital video network to an estimated audience of 200,000 viewers a month*, an artist video will screen every four minutes at each location.


Featured artists: Yumi Kinoshita, Kathryn K. McCarthy, Lauren Norby, Tim Brown, Alejandro Casazi, Elizabeth Folk, Masha Lifshin, Nathan Hayden, Laurel Beckman, Hannah Rose Vainstein, Nicholas Loewen, Van Tran, Luke DePass, and Karen Spector.


when: July 18th – August 17th


where: Pumpflix gas station locations:

76 Station – State & La Cumbre

Seaside Shell – Carrillo & Chapala

Turnpike Shell – Highway 101 & Turnpike

Hollister Fuel Depot – Hollister & Rutherford St.

Winchester Unocal 76 – Highway 101 & Winchester Canyon Road

Fairview Unocal 76 – Highway 101 & Fairview

Turnpike Fuel Depot – Calle Real & Turnpike

Coast Village Chevron – Coast Village Rd & Butterfly Lane

Mesa Fuel Depot – Cliff Drive & Meigs Rd.

Walnut Shell – Hollister & Walnut Lane

*Based on a national average of 500 vehicles per day and 1.85 passengers per vehicle; information from the National Association of Convenience Stores.


See the project’s Vimeo album at:



Laurel Beckman

Professor of Art, UCSB

323 240-3729

Sean Checketts

Vice President, Pumpflix

805 689-9091

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