PUBLIC ACCESS

PUBLIC ACCESS //FRIDAY APRIL 27TH//PUBLIC WORKS//SF
Club culture is inherently performative. PUBLIC ACCESS is an experiment in the nature of that performance. A feedback loop of spectacle and spectator. Featuring acts whose high-concept, visually minded stage shows are as at home in the gallery as they are on the dance floor. Artists like HYPE WILLIAMS, GATEKEEPER, TEENGIRL FANTASY, and ZEBRA KATZ—a project born from multimedia and performance art, that developed into minimal bass-heavy club bangers.

...But performance cannot be defined within the boundaries of the stage, nor even by the actions of the performers. As participants, we generate content. PUBLIC ACCESS is a celebration of the accidental, dreamlike glamour of amateur video and our most beloved clichés of the nightlife. An experimental barrage of video feeds, broadcasting live from within the club and from places unknown, will showcase a gathering of divas, ravers, and thugs all drifting between formal performance and reckless hedonism. This frenzy of mixed media overload will be further helped along by key members from various walks of nightlife and visual culture (Sleazemore, Richie Panic, Dial Up DJs, DJ Dials, Dia Dear, Boy Child, Thunderhorse, Goldwave, False Atrocities, etc).

You Have to Know the Context
“Ima Read” was originally recorded as a statement on black culture and performance, a tribute to the movie “Paris Is Burning,” but audiences did not seem to get it. Many people thought he was misogynistic or worse, though another version, a duet with a female rapper, Njena Reddd Foxxx, added some complexity to that argument.

You Have to Know the Context

“Ima Read” was originally recorded as a statement on black culture and performance, a tribute to the movie “Paris Is Burning,” but audiences did not seem to get it. Many people thought he was misogynistic or worse, though another version, a duet with a female rapper, Njena Reddd Foxxx, added some complexity to that argument.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#new york times  #zebra katz  #public access  #context 
The New Aesthetic processes reality through the lens of technology…
The New Aesthetic is an artistic movement. It is sometimes described as physical versus virtual, or the tension between humans and machines. Its major visual emblems include pixelated images, Photoshop glitches, gradients, render ghosts, and, yes, animated GIFs. Data visualization, like an elaborate Venn diagram, can fall under the New Aesthetic umbrella, as can graphic information, like a Google Maps screengrab. Strategically placing marks on a human face, so a machine can’t recognize it as a face, is an act of New Aestheticism. Another popular trend: Photos of people taking photos.

The New Aesthetic processes reality through the lens of technology…

The New Aesthetic is an artistic movement. It is sometimes described as physical versus virtual, or the tension between humans and machines. Its major visual emblems include pixelated images, Photoshop glitches, gradients, render ghosts, and, yes, animated GIFs. Data visualization, like an elaborate Venn diagram, can fall under the New Aesthetic umbrella, as can graphic information, like a Google Maps screengrab. Strategically placing marks on a human face, so a machine can’t recognize it as a face, is an act of New Aestheticism. Another popular trend: Photos of people taking photos.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#the new aesthetic  #theory  #wired  #internet  #public access 

PUBLIC ACCESS //FRIDAY APRIL 27TH//PUBLIC WORKS//SF

Club culture is inherently performative. PUBLIC ACCESS is an experiment in the nature of that performance.  A feedback loop of spectacle and spectator. Featuring acts whose high-concept, visually minded stage shows are as at home in the gallery as they are on the dance floor. Artists like HYPE WILLIAMSGATEKEEPERTEENGIRL FANTASY, and ZEBRA KATZa project born from multimedia and performance art, that developed into minimal bass-heavy club bangers.

…But performance cannot be defined within the boundaries of the stage, nor even by the actions of the performers. As participants, we generate content. PUBLIC ACCESS is a celebration of the accidental, dreamlike glamour of amateur video and our most beloved clichés of the nightlife. An experimental barrage of video feeds, broadcasting live from within the club and from places unknown, will showcase a gathering of divas, ravers, and thugs all drifting between formal performance and reckless hedonism. This frenzy of mixed media overload will be further helped along by key members from various walks of nightlife and visual culture (SleazemoreRichie PanicDial Up DJsDJ DialsDia DearBoy Child, ThunderhorseGoldwave, False Atrocities, etc).

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#public access  #zebra katz  #hype williams  #teengirl fantasy  #gatekeeper  #hippos in tanks  #total accomplishment  #goldwave  #thunderhorse  #dean blunt  #public works  #video  #art  #club