BATTLE NATE HILL IN AUGUST AND GET FUCKED UP at Postmasters Gallery
by AUGUST 7TH, 2012 . 0 COMMENTSon
We're excited about ARTyleria's latest project set on discovering a new challenger for Nate Hill's art domination: BATTLE NATE HILL IN AUGUST AND GET FUCKED UP, at New York's Postmasters Gallery. A curatorial venture by Paulina Bebecka and Robert von Leszczynski, BATTLE NATE HILL IN AUGUST AND GET FUCKED UP showcases two battle-style qualifying performances that incorporate everything from image-rigged turntables, to dance battles supported by YAK films.
Nate Hill is waiting for a worthy challenger and we're getting bored with the competition. But we have to go through the motions, so the lowly battles commence Wednesday August 8th with Elka Krajewska vs. John Williams (not to be confused with Jon Williams). The two will compete against each other (for the "opportunity" to lose to Nate Hill) with live sound and projection performances. Elka's weapon of choice: Horizontal Vertigo; a video and sound piece that features turntables rigged to a screen. Elka will use two high-contrast, black and white live-feed projections to create a series of forms and images that destroy or build on one another. John Williams' retaliation is Record Projection, a piece which incorporates projectors, record players, and sculptural elements that join together to create outbursts of light and sound in a variety of combinations.
New Yak City, legendary organisation behind the now-famous Dancing In the Rain Youtube video, will battle in a more literal sense. Nate Hill is only one man, yet they felt the need to bring fourteen dancers in their qualification round to part-take in a two on two street-dance battle on August 11th, accompanied by the beats of DJ DP One. The battles that take place on the Postmasters Gallery floor feature the talented dancers that have featured on the YAK FILMS YouTube channel this year, which has gained thousands of followers and positive critical response. Yadda.
We think this is kinda one of the more fun summer shot conceits this season, so we can't wait to see it to see Nate Hill kill all.
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