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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 KATZâ€”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 clichÃ©s 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, Goldwave, False Atrocities, etc).
When the performative aspect of a band is equally as important as the music, where does one draw the line between performance art and gig?
"Hype Williams, the band, is named after the film maker responsible for Belly. Starring rappers Nas and DMX, it was a hyper-stylised, Nihilist mess and this London duo borrow its finer traits, its strut and loathing. From beneath a medicated haze they lace twanging Americana with seams of swaggering dread. They are Bobby Peru made music. "
"Hype Williams are deadly serious, despite the deadpan humour that permeates both their music and public personae. "
"We like to let our imaginations run riot and think of them as a latterday Throbbing Gristle, a bunch of art terrorists doing abusive, subversive things to mainstream pop culture from the margins. "
Inspired by the sounds and visions of forgotten b-movie film scores, classic fantasy games and lurid arcade imagery, the duo of Aaron David Ross and Matthew Arkell have created their own morbidly compelling discotheque, a vividly detailed flight of fancy in which the conventions of techno, Chicago house, industrial and italo-disco are transfigured into a singular phantasmagoric adventure populated by hushed screams, Gregorian dungeon chants and cinematic washes of mammoth sound.
Teengirl Fantasy is a pop group formed by Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss while studying at Oberlin College. They've toured with Crystal Castles, Pictureplane, and A LOT MORE... basically they are insanely amazing and will blow your fucking mind! fo' real.
YAY AREA NU' ACID TECH PERFECTION...
ZEBRA KATZ (ft. Njena Reddd Foxxx)
Fresh from self releasing his lo-fi mixtape "CHAMPAGNE", ZEBRA KATZ serves you his debut release, Ima Read feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx on Mad Decent's Jeffree's Imprint. Pulling from a multimedia /performance art background, Zebra Katz brings a slo-mo dark delivery to his rhymes set over a the minimal unencumbered beat on "Ima Read".
DJ SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
LIGHTS DOWN LOW:
SLEAZEMORE & RICHIE PANIC
DIAL UP DJ'S:
ALL YOUR KVLTS ARE BELONG TO US
DRAG PERFORMANCE/LIVING ART:
INTERACTIVE VIDEO INSTALLATIONS & CONCEPTUAL MEDIA ART FROM:
Goldwave is a video production studio specializing in creating live and interactive visuals. Started in 2010 by Shemoel Recalde and Cyrus Tabar, Goldwave has been fortunate enough to work with great artists such as Prince Rama, Deakin, and Black Monk to large festivals and museums such as the MtyMx Festival- in Monterrey, Mexico and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Goldwave is: Shemoel Recalde, Cyrus Tabar, Joshua Roberts, Ian Colon, Stuart Norrie, and Darryl Kirchner.