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  • September 30, 2011

Creators Project announces 2 day DUMBO fest (Florence & the Machine, Atlas Sound, Company Flow, Four Tet, John Maus, more)

PRESS RELEASE:

The Creators Project will return to New York from October 15 – October 16 by transforming the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn into a colossal two-day arts and technology festival.

After spending the year traveling the world, VICE and Intel’s The Creators Project lands back in New York with a marquee lineup of live performances and original Studio works by groundbreaking artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers.

This year’s festival will take to the streets of DUMBO, Brooklyn, erecting 30-foot sculptures, showcasing works from over thirty leading international artists, and featuring dozens of live music performances. The event will also include the world premiere of Karen O’s psycho-opera, Stop The Virgens, along with film screenings and panels.

Original artworks include Life on Mars Revisited, an immersive short film of David Bowie’s classic space-rock anthem from legendary music photographer Mick Rock and filmmaker Barney Clay; ‘A Physical Manifestation of Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space,’ a cathedral-like physical manifestation of the song created by Spiritualized’s J. Spaceman and acclaimed film director Jonathan Glazer; and Origin, a striking thirty by thirty foot audiovisual installation by UVA and composer Scanner, which will be the largest responsive work ever created by the UK based artists.

The festival runs:
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-8pm

Except for Karen O at St Ann’s, it’s all free with RSVP.Lineup, venue list, etc, below…


Live performances to include:

Florence + the Machine (UK)
· Four Tet (US)
· Company Flow (US)
· Yuksek (France)
· Atlas Sound (US)
· The Field (Sweden)
· ASAP Rocky + Clams Casino (US)
· Queen Sea Big Shark (China)
· Optimo (Scotland)
· Emicida (Brazil)
· Girl Unit (UK)
· Nosaj Thing + guests (US)
· John Maus (US)
· Teen Daze (US)

* Original multimedia artworks by Mick Rock, Barney Clay and David Bowie, United Visual Artists, Jonathan Glazer and J. Spaceman, and Quayola among others
· Life On Mars Revisited – Mick Rock, Barney Clay, and David Bowie
· A Physical Manifestation of Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space – Jonathan Glazer and J. Spaceman
· Soil – Cantoni and Crescenti
· Origin – United Visual Artists
· Strata #4 – Quayola
· Meditation – Minha Yang
· R&Dazzle – SOFTlab
· Super Pong – SuperUber
· Jumbletron – Black Dice & Animal Collective,
· Six-forty-by-four-eighty – Zigelbaun + Coelho
· DisKinect – Team DisKinect
· Free Fall High Score – Antagonistic Applications

* Karen O’s Stop The Virgens

Karen O’s psycho-opera, Stop The Virgens will debut as part of the New York event. Produced by The Creators Project, Stop The Virgens is described as a psycho-opera that is an assault on the tragic joys of youth spun through a cycle of nine new songs. The psycho-opera, co-created by Karen O and renowned design director KK Barrett, is directed by Pulitzer Prize-finalist and New York theater stalwart Adam Rapp.

* Film screenings to include:
· Scenes from the Suburbs – Spike Jonze & Arcade Fire
· Follow Follow – Peng Lei
· Night Fishing – Park Chan Wook
· Collected Shorts – Edouard Salier

* Venues to include:
· Tobacco Warehouse
· St Ann’s Warehouse
· Powerhouse Arena
· 30 Washington Street
· 55 Washington Street
· 56 Water Street
· 81 Front Street
· 47 Pearl Street

* Food and beverage to be provided by Brooklyn Flea