New Island Festival with FIGMENT

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Governor’s Island is going out with a bang this season, staying open until 11pm Thursday through Sunday; with FIGMENT contributing a full line up of artists, installations, and dj’s on Saturday from 11AM – 11PM.

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I’ve thrown myself into the fray with numerous installations, including a 3d stage (thanks Noise), with 3d glasses and silhouettes, projections on the buildings in the courtyard, and the lighting of the courtyard with Christian of Z-Collective.

Governor’s Island at night is a completely magical experience. Primarily becuase it hasn’t been open to the public at night for a very long time; so it feels pristine. But also the insects clearly own the night time out there. Its stunning. Views of the night time skyline that only a handful of people have seen in 30 years; hundreds of Dutch performers, a full roster of FIGMENT artists, and well, a billion-insect chorus of deafening proportions.

VIDEO by LOW-KEY, Z-Collective, Jeanne Angel, and myself
AD HOC ARTS : live silkscreening
YUNG and SIMONE : oversized soap bubbles
RICARDO : live painting
TAYLOR and DOK : sound
MUSIC by Jason Blackkat

Music line up in the FIGMENT courtyard

Chapter One : Roots : DUB then and now with DJs FURY8 & DRIVER (Outback Nexus) and special guest JOSEPH SWEENY

Chapter Two : The FUTURE of the Heavy Beat with WARPER HEAVYW8BIT CHAMPIONCHIP – Music using Atari2600, Commodore64, Nintendo ATOM – sonic painting of music, sounds, dialogue, and whatever else THE MATERIALIZER- Dance Stomp Rock with Live Bass Looping !INCLUDE – No respect for Audio Signals ATTN: – Live Electro Freak Out band

Chapter Three : The Heavy BREAK with DJs: ODI (Digital Konfusion, Konkrete Jungle, Methods NYC) CX KIDTRONIK (Krak Attack, Saul Williams band)

Chapter Four : The Big BOOM with DJs: LENNY DEE (Industrial Strength, Third Movement) MARK VERBOS (Djax-Up-Beats, Drop Bass Network) JASON BLACKKAT (Spinner Runner Cutter, Summer Campers)

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