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techno in New York...?

nmh

TRIBE Promoter
Crap cakes! I can't make it to any of these delicious events. I have my first art opening since I moved to New York on Sunday, then the following weekend I'm down south for Art Basel Miami Beach. I'm not really complaining, since I'm going to have a blast at both those things, but I just wish all those folks were in town on other weekends. Ah well. Anyway, in case anyone is interested, here's the details on the show.

Sex, Death and Video Games by The Prize Budget for Boys, Dec 3-31

Contact: Neil Hennessy, 646-202-3369, neil@pbfb.ca
media kit: http://pbfb.ca/press/
where: Laila, 113 N 7th St, (b/w Wythe and Berry), Brooklyn, NY
when: Opening Sunday December 3, 6-9pm,
performance by Ms. Pac-Mondrian @ 8:00pm
Laila is open Mon-Sun 6pm-4am

Sex:

In the Airfilter series, household air conditioner filters are transformed
into relief prints by letting dirt accumulate around a stencil pinned to
the filter. The series focuses on dirty images that we subconsciously
cleanse, and the first prints feature line drawings of wrestling boys.

In 'glitch art', a broken image file causes Photoshop to crash, creating
an unpredictable psychedelic remix of the image. The subject is celebrity
scandal: glitches in the image of public figures. In 'The Weekly Spam:
Paris Hilton Has Bird Flu' collaborator Rob Read writes poems from spam
referencing the famous heiress, which are illustrated by glitch images of
the infamous sex video in layouts stolen from celebrity gossip magazines.

Death:

In 2003, after presenting the case against Iraq to the United Nations,
Colin Powell held a press conference in front of a blue curtain covering
the usual display of Picasso's Guernica. The 'Baghdad=Guernica' canvas
illustrates the undesirable parallels by replacing each figure from the
painting with an image of an Iraqi casualty. The half-size 6'x13' canvas
marked the first anniversary of the speech in front of the US Embassy in
Toronto, and makes its gallery debut at Laila.

A glitched video about black men shot by white cops will be presented
entitled 'Dateline: Racist City Cops'. The video was recorded from a
malfunctioning digital cable box during the television program Dateline.

The worst effects of age on a painting are blisters and cracks - 'Blister
Painting' takes this death of painting as its subject. Small canvases are
baked in an oven until the congealed paint rises in blisters and the
thinly painted areas crack. The painting is delicately scanned face down
on a flat-bed scanner. Finally, the image is inkjet printed at a much
larger scale on canvas. The point-sampling method of the scanner greatly
exaggerates the sense of depth so that the result is a striking abstract
work ranging from intense close-up detail to far away shadowy color.

Video games:

In the now famous game Pac-Mondrian, Toru Iwatani's iconic yellow sphere
races around the canvas of Mondrian's 'Broadway Boogie Woogie' to the tune
of the jazz he loved to dance to. In Ms. Pac-Mondrian, new levels are
created based on maps of different cities and scored with original
electronic dance music by local musicians. The first two levels of Detroit
and Toronto are joined by the world premier of the new 'Tokyo Techno'
level with music by Tokyo native Mitsuaki Komamura.

The next irreverent fusion of fine art and video games is Calderoids,
where you dodge and destroy Alexander Calder's kinetic mobiles in the
triangular ship of Atari's space shooter Asteroids. The ubiquitous mobiles
we hang over baby cribs were originally conceived by Calder as fanciful
models of the universe: "There is of course a close alliance between
physics and aesthetics." Based on a physically exact model of mobiles in
space, Calderoids frees you from gravity to fly around and zap Calder's
sculptures in your cosmic spacecraft.

Play the games at the gallery in fully functional arcade cabinets modified
from Asteroids and Ms. Pac-Man originals, or on the pbfb website.

All 3 (Sex, Death, and Video Games):

Inspired by the outrageous costumes and antics of 80s London club god
Leigh Bowery and the exuberant theatrics of contemporary videogame
cosplay, The Ms. Pac-Mondrian Trance Dance Seance Performance reincarnates
Piet Mondrian's spirit through ecstatic dance. As a transsexual shaman,
Ms. Pac-Mondrian dances a burlesque to the boogie woogie sound
effects of the game. Guided by Mondrian's firm theosophical belief that he
was an old soul reincarnated many times, the PBFB invite you to a
kinaesthetic/synaeasthetic extravaganza to raise the dead and bring back
the boogie. Performance begins at 8:00pm.

Biography

The Prize Budget for Boys (PBFB) is an arts collective originally convened
in Toronto in 2001 to make new media, performance, video game, literary,
and fine art. Their first book, The Spectacular Vernacular Revue, was
published in the Fall of 2004 by Roof Books (New York), based on a
multi-disciplinary multi-media performance work that toured across Canada
and the US from 2001-3. The original Pac-Mondrian arcade cabinet is now
part of the permanent collection of the Museum of the Moving Image (New
York).

In addition to the Moving Image, their art has been installed at the MINE
Festival (Denmark), the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Art
Metropole (Toronto), ArtSpeak (Vancouver), Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver),
and Virus Arts (Toronto). In 2007, their work will be displayed at Pallant
House Gallery (UK).

A selection of media that have featured the work of the PBFB: The New York
Times, Glamour, Newsweek, USA Today, Marie Claire, Playboy, ARTnews, MTV,
VH1, TimeOut New York, NY1, Time Warner Cable.

The PBFB members are Mike Brown, Michelle Cross, Neil Hennessy, Ian
Hooper, Mike Horgan, and Tristan Parish.

Contact: Neil Hennessy, 646-202-3369, neil@pbfb.ca
media kit: http://pbfb.ca/press/
 

nmh

TRIBE Promoter
I moved to New York a little while ago, and haven't really been to a club yet, except for this afterhours dive called the Green Room that got busted by the cops, and all they were playing was Carl Cox style loud and obnoxious riff heavy stuff that I guess is still called techno. Anyways, any tips on where to go to hear the good stuff would be much appreciated.
 

nmh

TRIBE Promoter
....and/or where to find decent listings, I haven't been able to find any sites that tell me anything beyond the next time Paul Van Dyk is going to be here, blech.
 

deevah

TRIBE Member
tenaglia and cox are playing @ pacha this wkend

check www.rhythmism.com

Austin Leeds @ The Sullivan Room 29th
Tiga & Ladytron DJ sets & Home Video (live)at Hiro
 
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nmh

TRIBE Promoter
thanks for the tips everybody. looks like rhythmism has the skinny, and enablernetwork has a party with Michael Mayer of Kompakt next Friday, which I will most definitely be at. When it comes to this weekend though, a night of Cox & Tenaglia would make me want to stick my head in a blender.
 

JOSHB

TRIBE Member
task said:
http://www.newyorkfuckincity.com
http://www.enablernetwork.org
shout up an email to function(AT)rcn(DOT)com and mention to be on the mailing list for good tech jams, he does saturdays at Avalon.
Dave's been done with Avalon since mid-summer.

deevah- sorry but that's a bad call.

Saturday night Claude von Stroke might be good and there are a few other options as well.

pm me, especially if your thinking about Tiga.

(I live in Brooklyn)
 

kate manus

TRIBE Member
just got an email earlier for some upcoming NYC events..

Beyer next Tuesday would be worth checking at APT.

these parties look decent too!

11/03 - Phono @ Pacha w/ Jeff Mills, Function
11/08 - Surgeon @ Rebel w/ Dietrich, Tony Rohr, Plasliako + Function

Surgeon seems to play NYC regularly (2 or 3 times in the last year and a bit I think) I think the last time he played Montreal was at Sona.
 

Taro

TRIBE Member
^not really...but his set at the Guv was pretty solid - some cheeez, but there was some wicked tunes (although I really popped in and out)
 

JOSHB

TRIBE Member
kate manus said:
just got an email earlier for some upcoming NYC events..

Beyer (with Function) next Tuesday would be worth checking at APT.

these parties look decent too!

11/03 - Phono @ Pacha w/ Jeff Mills, Function
11/08 - Surgeon @ Rebel w/ Dietrich, Tony Rohr, Plasliako + Function

Surgeon seems to play NYC regularly (2 or 3 times in the last year and a bit I think) I think the last time he played Montreal was at Sona.
Dave Function is on fire!
 

kate manus

TRIBE Member
^^
yup!
Looks like someone I know at Pacha is sending me Mill's Blue Potential DVD this week too! bonus

should be a great night!
 

xopus

TRIBE Member
i wish i could make it to beyer tonight.
alas partying last night, and working tomorrow morning is preventing me.

boo.
 

kate manus

TRIBE Member
Mills @ Pacha tonight! I have some friends going.. anxious to hear their review.
an interview with him for the occasion should be online soon!

Funny to hear a friend of mine last night complain there aren't many techno shows in NYC these days worth checking out... I wish we had those options here. Surgeon next Wednesday along with Tony Rohr & Dietrich should be solid too.
 

JOSHB

TRIBE Member
xopus said:
i wish i could make it to beyer tonight.
alas partying last night, and working tomorrow morning is preventing me.

boo.
This is what I'm thinking about Mills tonight! Ahhhhh! So pissed...:(
 
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