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Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) will present a month-long series of art installations and performances in a former rope factory on the Greenpoint waterfront, built in 1890. Named after its past incarnation as a speakeasy skate park, The Autumn Bowl series will illuminate a cavernous industrial space and highlight the building’s potential as a hub of creative activity.
The series will primarily feature artists working with light, sound, and projection and offer a range of events in conjunction with co-presenting cultural organizations within a 360-degree video projection and sound environment.
The Autumn Bowl will open with performances by the musicians of OneBeat, a cultural exchange between artists from 21 countries currently touring the US, paired with video environments designed by the New York based video label, Cartune Xprez. OneBeat at The Autumn Bowl will also feature collaborating artists Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Blitz the Ambassador, Jolie Holland, and Sam Hillmer.
Tickets are available here.
OneBeat at The Autumn Bowl
Saturday October 6, 8PM
Other collaborations at The Autumn Bowl in October will include performances organized by Montgomery Knott of Brooklyn’s beloved Monkeytown, a critical Halloween party for The Storefront for Art and Architecture, and an evening of live music curated by musician Andrew W.K. Other events and participants will be released as confirmed, visit The Autumn Bowl for updates.
NBNY designs, curates, and produces installations of light, sound and projection art. In 2010, we established Bring to Light, New York’s edition of the global “nuit blanche” phenomenon, a nighttime event that has attracted crowds of over 25,000. The festival has featured installations from emerging and international artists including Rita Ackermann, Chakaia Booker, Richard Serra, and Krzysztof Wodiczko among others. Additional past projects include Flash:Light at the Festival of Ideas for the New City, and visuals for Pitchfork’s Altered Zones at the New Museum.
Moving up the East Coast in September and October 2012, OneBeat will bring novel, collaborative sounds created by 32 young, eclectic international musicians to communities from Florida to New York, as part of a State Department effort to promote “art power” and person-to-person diplomacy via music. Working together and engaging with communities along the way, OneBeat Fellows will perform, create, and surprise, with guidance and encouragement from some of America’s best loved names in hip hop, jazz, new music, and other genres.