Creators Project announces 2 day DUMBO fest (Florence & the Machine, Atlas Sound, Company Flow, Four Tet, John Maus, more)
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:
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
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side. Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ’The Man Who Shot The 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.
The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off of the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energized him. His intent always intense. His focus always total. A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent photographs rock music has ever seen. To know Mick was to love him. He was a mythical creature; the likes of which we shall never experience again.
Let us not mourn the loss, but instead, celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.
Photo: Nathalie Rock