It’s the tenth anniversary of Scott Crary’s documentary about the New York music scene, Kill Your Idols. It’s being celebrated with two midnight screenings at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. JG Thirlwell will be a guest after the screening tonight, November 15, for a discussion and Q & A, along with Jim Sclavunos (Teenage Jesus, Bad Seeds etc), Chris Pravdica (Flux Information Sciences, Swans) and Aaron Warren (Black Dice).
2/11/12 marks the opening of “A Celebration of Music Videos in the New Millenium” at Secret Project Robot gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The opening will feature the premiere of the new K-Holes video by Sebastian Mlynarski plus a performance by Knyfe Hyts. Videos in the exhibition include Foetus / JG Thirlwell, Animal Collective, Black Dice, YeahYeahYeahs, Panda Bear, Maya, Mirror Mirror, Aids Wolf, Psychic Ills, Cult Of Youth, Brian Chippendale, Pendu NYC, Ssion, Hair Jail, Pop 1280, Danny Perez, Black Bananas, Pterodactyl and many more.
Here’s what Secret Project Robot say about the show….”Reality TV did not kill the video star! They have reemerged, healthy, safe and in greater number than ever- on your computer screen. Indeed the internet has created a renaissance and a new specificity for music videos with a new cultural identity of active participants, consumers, creators and critics all trading places.
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Music videos are no longer simply ingenious marketing devices. The internet and the proliferation of inexpensive audio video technology be it a smart phone or a digital camera opens the playing field for any producer or band to make a video that unlike the past- may go mass at any moment without the help of conventional media outlets.
The music video in the 21st century is a hybrid of forms and purposes, at first glance an impersonal piece of media clutter a reminder of our daily dose of sensory overload but on second thought a unification of art forms and a communal experience of music… Technology allows that making music videos be fun.”
Secret Project Robot is in Brooklyn, NY, located at 389 Melrose between Knickerbocker and Flushing/Irving, near Morgan or Jefferson L subway.