Friday, November 04, 2005

NYC will be seeing a small Detroit invasion form the Burnlab/Ghostly camp this weekend. Festivities start tonight, with Matthew Dear and Ryan Elliott performing in The Guggenheim Rotunda:

The Guggenheim and Flavorpill present First Fridays feat. Matthew Dear w/ Ryan Elliott | Fri 11.4 (9pm-1am)

Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Ave, 212.423.3500) | $15

For round two of Flavorpill's monthly First Fridays at the Guggenheim, we beef up the beats with the one-two punch of Ghostly/Spectral's Matthew Dear and Ryan Elliott. Detroit denizen Dear sheds his current sex-crazed Audion moniker for a deft set of the teutonic-tinged, pixilated pop, and zig-zagging zipper-funk that dominated his accolade-garnering 2003 release Leave Luck to Heaven, while fellow south Michigan boyo Elliott * the mixmaster behind stunning label-sampler Spectral Sound, Vol. 1 * purveys a warm flow of Motor City's finest robo-soul bass lines. So, perk your ears while absorbing 800 breathtaking years of art in the Russia! exhibit, before uncoiling on the atrium's dance floor.

Our old friend Golan Levin is also in town this weekend, performing his brand new multimedia project Scrapple at Monkey Town in Williamsburg.

Two-time Monkey Town alumnus Golan Levin has shown his audiovisual performances and installations all over the world, including exhibitions in the Whitney Biennial, Ars Electronica festival, and a bombed-out palace in Zagreb. For this weekend's four shows, Golan will present a World Premiere of his latest audiovisual performance, "Scrapple".

Acting in the capacity of "guest curator", Golan has also selected a complementary menu of hot new video works by his friends and colleagues -- Hillary Harp and Suzie Silver, Sue Costabile & AGF, Cassandra C. Jones and Tanya Bezreh.

Performances are at 7:30pm and 10:00pm November 4 & 5.
Reservations are suggested. Full info here.

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