RHLS AND PAF PRESENT
EMOTICON AND ON AND ON
AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND AND ON AND ON AND ON
Friday, May 13th, 2011
6pm – 9pm
The Clocktower Gallery
RSVP necessary by Thursday May 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org
DOORS CLOSE AT 7PM. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Ruffeo Hearts Lil' Snotty (RHLS) collaborates with the historic Clocktower Gallery (ARTonAIR.org) for a phantasmagoric serving of aural-visual delights. Selected as one of four indie fashion houses to showcase work at the installation, RHLS will partner with the Prague Audiovisual Collective (PAF), the most cutting-edge art collective in the Eastern Bloc. PAF will project its art onto the Brooklyn-based label's newest line, Emoticon, as LE1F, Table, and Happy New Year supply kaleidoscopic soundscapes, in a textured layering of art, fashion and music. Also included are innovative designers Alexander Campaz, Andy Lifschutz, and Artists & Revolutionaries.
The RHLS/Electrolites partnership will unveil its Humanize Master sneaker, a LED-lit shoe inspired by peaking pre-amps and humanized beats that's as conceptual as it is wearable.
Four labels, three bands, five senses to satiate.
Operating in lower Manhattan’s historic Clocktower Gallery, ARTonAIR.org is an Internet radio station, free cultural archive, and art center. AIR’s mission is to be a leading source for music, audio art, cultural dialogue and new media innovation, and a singular art space dedicated to facilitating and promoting the work of emerging and established artists.
Founded in 1972 by AIR Director Alanna Heiss, the Clocktower Gallery is a legendary alternative space which presented seminal works in all media by artists including Richard Tuttle, Gordon Matta-Clark, Max Neuhaus, Lynda Benglis, Dennis Oppenheim, and Laurie Anderson. Today, the Clocktower continues this tradition with its art residency and exhibition programs that support and promote the work of a new generation of artists.
Lower projection rooms will feature a selection of contemporary videos personally presented by artists and curators from the Czech Republic, The Prague Audiovisual Collective. The festival PAF deals with the term of film animation in a wider concept of animation phenomena in the context of cinematography, media studies and visual arts.
Make your way up to the Clocktower where bands integrate with design and light to tell a story. Each band has been selected to pair with a specific designer and projectionist to add texture to “the runway.” Brace yourself for an obtuse presentation of new work from designer Alexander Campaz as he melds sculpture into wearable design. Andy Lifschutz offers jewelry from the more functional adornments, to fashionable and thought-provoking ornamentation. Artists and Revolutionaries presents post-apocalyptic, reinterpreted, genderless, clothing. Finally RHLS debuts their latest concept: Emoticon. Lo-fi, animated gif inspired cartoon characters with names like Invasive Nose, and Empathetic Eyes converse with projected counterparts from PAF.
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. YOU MUSR RSVP AND RECEIVE TWO CONFIRMATION EMAILS IN ORDER TO ATTEND.