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The Creators Project NYC Launch

Art, music and technology collide when Vice and Intel launch their new partnership

by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 29 June 2010

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Kicking off their new mega-initiative celebrating creativity called The Creators Project, Vice and Intel drew out the masses for a day-long series of performances, installations and events at Milk Studios in NYC this past Saturday. As to be expected from such an ambitious project, the line-up had its lows and highs, with the packed NYC debut of Die Antwoord topping the list. While the musical acts like The Rapture, Gang Gang Dance, Neon Indian and MNDR were the biggest draw for most, we documented some of our favorite art—from interactive light sculptures to motion-sensing video and sound pieces—below.

Muti Randolph: Deep Screen

Brazilian architect Muti Randolph's work, often considered more art installation than building, blends elements of both in his mesmerizing interactive sculpture. Randolph (who's also behind other immersive projects, like the façade of Melissa's São Paulo flagship) constructed an imposing 3D video display, consisting of 6,144 hanging orbs of light with a central walkway allowing people to move through it, which then triggers a series of eight pre-programmed animations and sound. Check out our short video of shifting colors and patterns above, shot by Seth Brau and edited by Aaron Kohn.

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United Visual Artists: Tryptich

The group behind Massive Attack's stunning light-based visuals brought a little of the magic to NYC with a series of three screens playing abstract videos and accompanied by ominous tonal sound.

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Cameras mounted above caught motion of people in front of the pieces, controlling the images and music. (Image at right via This Week in New York.)

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Messhoff Video Games

Mark Essen, a 2008 graduate from Bard college, originally planned to refurbish old bikes with his friends and re-sell them to turn a quick profit after school. Instead, he ended up creating several simple 8-bit video games, further bridging the gap between gaming and art. By mixing avant-garde ideas with surprisingly pleasing simple images, Essen will make you look at your old Super Nintendo in a completely different way.

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