On Saturday the 10th of March the NYC underground was treated to a classic art loft party of a kind not seen since Gulliani transformed this city into the dour place it is today.
As we previously mentioned, the electric sheep and their shephard Spot Draves debuted in New York back in January at the Ethnocentric Salon at CoSM. The exhibition engaged an at-capacity crowd at Alex Grey’s Chelsea gallery and sanctuary. It was a digital symposium featuring the hi-fi dreams variant of electric sheep, followed by a dialogue between the visionary artist and the visionary programmer. The curious came to see the sheep and the famous sacred art, then stayed amazed and danced until morning.
It was the first taste of psychedelic trance for many of New York’s counter-cultural elites.
Out of that night comes this non-commercial multimedia event. Spot’s electric sheep will be cast large on the walls while we dance to progressive psychedelic trance mixed artful across the span of ten (or so) hours. Three psy headliners are flying in from Sweden this Saturday — Reefer Decree, Ibojima, and Christer.
The remaining… eight-or-so hours of music will be provided by DJ’s Dave Henshaw and AmmonEP, from the Boston-based Sonic Beating psytribe, and Lauryn and Tony Unorthodox, standing for 28thday and NYC.
- listen to meltburn by Reefer Decree
No true multimedia art party would be complete without the chance to play with fun technology. In this case, an A/V chat will link the two psy parties in Boston and NYC. Perhaps also a webcast of the video projection, should the tech gnomes and I happen across a cam worthy of the task. More on that as the date approaches.
All that is publicly known for now is that it is somewhere in Queens. This is a private exhibition so, if you want to attend, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase a ticket directly from the 28thday site. In this spirit, the location will remain a secret until Thursday night, at which point RSVPs will receive full directions.
- Psynoptic Shift: 11PM – 8:30AM, $20 in advance, $25 with RSVP
- event information – psyNY
- Dreams in High Fidelity
“It is winter proper; the cold weather, such as it is, has come to stay.
I bloom indoors like a forced forsythia; I come in to come out.”