the creators project, Dumbo, Brooklyn, Saturday, 15 October 2011


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the creators project, which happened this weekend was a 2 day festival that occupied the cobblestone streets of Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York.  The event featured art, music, films, interactive exhibits and an opera co-created by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  Sadly, I was not lucky enough to get discounted tix, because…I AM WAY OVER 25 YEARS OLD.  Bugger.

Regardless of the above, I was still able to enjoy the creativity and imaginations of many artists, filmmakers, and musicians.  55 Washington Street contained some amazing interactive pieces from the Lite-Brite inspired Six-Forty by Four-Eighty by Zigelbaum + Coelho to the 21st century version of foosball, Super Pong by SuperUber.

Trekking back and forth on Water Street, to the Tobacco Warehouse and the Archway Stage, there was plenty to see and admire; As Origin by United Visual Artists was an amazing structure to behold and appreciate.  The metal cube lights up in various colors while emitting various futuristic-like sounds of motion.  It’s time to take a quantum leap into the future on this piece.  I know, I know, Quantum Leap was about Sam traveling back in time…

Music was a major attraction as international artists from all over the globe performed throughout the Saturday event.  With Queen Sea Big Shark, from Beijing, China to British artist Florence Welch (of + the Machine), to good old Atlanta fave Bradford Cox’s solo project Atlas Sound.  Also in the mix was Four Tet, whose sounds I just could not enjoy.  I guess if one was tripping, it made total sense…oh the monotony!  Melodic Chairlift replaced The Field, immigration problems I presume.

Food.  What can I say?  A plethora of vendors selling pizzas, pupusas, oysters, lobster rolls, burgers, too much to remember.  I went to the creators project, and all I ate was a pizza!  A damn fine one though, from Pizza Moto, mushrooms with olive oil drizzled on top.  If you could NOT find something for your appetite, you are probably too picky.

Anyways, the days event went smoothly, aside from the trains running on different tracks, not stopping at their assigned tracks, track work, track delays, track, track, tracks.

Here’s a short, 3 minute video of Saturday’s the creators project.  Enjoy!

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