Ian Daniel is organizing an event on Thursday, April 26th (7pm-12am) called Apocalyptic Shift that combines music, video, technology and performance to create a digital landscape of dystopia. This is going to happen at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (540 W 21st St.) where artist Mary Mattingly has been in residence, literally, living there as part of her Flock House Project.
There are a bunch of great artists involved incuding Yoshi Sodeoka, Sabrina Ratte, Max Hattler, Sara Ludy and Daniel Givens as well as the bands Young Magic, Warm Ghost, Chrome Canyon, and DJs Saheer Umar/BLVCK AMERICA.
Here’s some words that Ian sent me that I cut and pasted together and I’m not sure if they make sense:
In order to survive in a hyper-mediated and delirious world, mobility, reuse, and appropriation are essential. Apocalyptic Shift is inspired by Mary Mattingly’s Flock House project, a microsphere of orbiting habitats that move around massive urban architecture. This night reimagines urban geographies and repurposes the Happening. Apocalyptic Shift turns Eyebeam into an immersive environment and creates new visions for a post-industrial landscape, combining music, video, technology and performance to create a digital landscape of dystopia.
Sounds like fun! We’re going to try and be there. Also, Flock House will be touring the city this summer with two stops in Manhattan as part of the River To River Festival! So even if you can’t make the party, make a donation!