Chelsea is about to get noisier. Chelsea’s unruly non-profit spaces Printed Matter, Electronic Arts Intermix, Eyebeam, and Family Business have joined forces to put together CHELSEA SOUND, an all-day art and music festival held on Saturday, October 27th. It sounds like a supergroup party: EAI will provide the visuals with sound-inspired video art, Printed Matter’s tiny space will host bands and sound artists, Eyebeam will wrangle together a troupe of digitally-minded performers, and Family Business’s closet-sized gallery will host an off-beat performance about “vegetable and human kingdoms.” Should be a doozy.
Each art space will show work separately—it’s like a block party between 21st and 22nd streets—and events will run from 2 – 9 PM. At EAI, we’re looking forward to seeing some Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman videos—he constructed a wild TV-lingerie hybrid for the cellist—and at Printed Matter, the bizarro, beautiful soundscapes of artist MEGAFORTRESS (FYI not a black metal band) and sound projects by ESP Lab, whose members we interviewed this summer. Actually, we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing a lot of this stuff, but we’re still waiting for the hour-to-hour schedule to be released so that we can plan out our Chelsea afternoon.
The complete list of participants, below:
Nam June Paik
INSTALLATION WORKS BY
EOE (Kari Altmann), Ryan Whittier Hale, Laura Brothers, Daniel Leyva, Daniel Swan
Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Ave
Eyebeam is located at 540 West 21st
Electronic Arts Intermix is located at 535, West 22nd, 5th floor
Family Business is located at 520 West 21st