If you’ve stopped by a Pumpflix gas station to fill up your tank since July 17, you may have already noticed their unique addition. Every four minutes a UCSB affiliated artist’s video flashes on their pump top screens, in-between the usual ads, news, weather reports and community service posts. The collaboration between Pumpflix, Professor of Art Laurel Beckman and the University of California, Santa Barbara, brings 20 unique videos made just for the occasion to 10 gas stations across Santa Barbara to an approximate 200,000 viewers a month.
Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet though. The videos will run through August 17 at participating stations, so you still have time to go by and check them out. The participating gas stations are as follows:
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 Fule Depot- Cliff Dive & Meigs Rd.
Walnut Shell- Hollister & Walnut Lane
Or, for those of you alternate transport users, check out the vimeo site for a taste of the 20 unique videos. Artists include: 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.
For more information, visit the Santa Barbara Art Blog or contact the following:
Laurel Beckman, Professor of Art, UCSB
Sean Checketts, Vice President, Pumpflix