Twinkle Twinkle

Little StarZ

@Park_Avenue_Armory

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave created a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—to which the community of New York was invited to “let go” and speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community. 

The Let Go – June 24th, 2018

Nick Cave || The Let Go

Nick Cave’s wearable mops soundsuits invaded the entire ground floor of the Park Avenue Armory. When they started dancing, they were mesmerizing.

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits are wearable sculptures that combine performance and textile art. They are named for the noise Cave’s first suit made, when he wore it and started dancing around. They are often made from found objects and cover the wearer completely, so as to mask their identity.  The inspiration for the first Soundsuit, created in 1992, was the brutal beating of Rodney King. Since then, Cave has created over 500 Soundsuits.

Park Avenue Armory – The Let Go

June 24th, 2018

In Conversation – III

Finding our inner balance.

@Park_Avenue_Armory

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave created a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—to which the community of New York was invited to “let go” and speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community. 

The Let Go – June 24th, 2018

In Conversation – II

Sharing the air between us.

@Park_Avenue_Armory

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave created a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—to which the community of New York was invited to “let go” and speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community. 

The Let Go – June 24th, 2018

In conversation – I

A heated debate.

@Park_Avenue_Armory

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave created a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—to which the community of New York was invited to “let go” and speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community. 

The Let Go – June 24th, 2018

It’s all about the movies

@Tut’s_Fever_Movie_Palace

Tut’s Fever is a working movie theater and art installation created by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, an homage to the ornate, exotic picture palaces of the 1920s. Inspired by the tomb paintings they saw during a trip to Egypt, Grooms and Luong covered the walls, floor and seats of the theater with hand-painted, Egyptian-style depictions of Hollywood royalty. Silent screen star Theda Bara works the box office, Mae West stands behind the concessions stand, and Mickey Rooney is the usher. Rudolf Valentino, Elizabeth Taylor and many others grace the walls, and each slipcovered chair in the theater features an image of Rita Hayworth. Visitors can open a sarcophagus to find a sculpture of James Dean lying in his tomb, cigarette still dangling from his mouth.

And a model-size piece of the City’s history @the Roxy

Hand for Mystic puppet, 1982
Designed and built by The Jim Henson Company
The Dark Crystal


Classic movie serials are screened in Tut’s Fever every weekday at 1:00 p.m., and weekends at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:30 p.m.

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York

May 13th, 2018

Museum of the City of New York

Kubrick or no Kubrick, learning about New York City’s past, present and future in a dedicated Museum, is fun. As is capturing Starlight, the brilliant light fixture by Cooper Joseph Studio which dominates its entrance and lights up the circular staircase.

Images:

Poster detail from the Suffrage parade through Madison Square, 1915. The ladies were dressed in white, emblem of purity, which was a way for more moderate suffragists to show their support for the vote.

Detail from ”Ruckus Manhattan: Wall Street-Newsstand and Lamppost, 1976
Papier-mâché, wood, plastic, fiberglass and vinyl by Red Grooms, Mimi Gross and Ruckus Construction Company

”The Truth Is… I See You”, speech bubbles by Hank Willis Thomas (b. 1976)
MetroTech Commons, 2015

A boot, worn by ”Mrs. Potts” in Beauty and the Beast, 1993-94

Museum of the City of New York, East Harlem, Manhattan

May 9th, 2018