02/11/2012

A Celebration of Music Videos in the New Millenium

2/11/12  marks the opening of “A Celebration of Music Videos in the New Millenium” at Secret Project Robot gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The opening will feature  the premiere of the new K-Holes video by Sebastian Mlynarski plus a performance by Knyfe Hyts. Videos in the exhibition include Foetus / JG Thirlwell, Animal Collective, Black Dice, YeahYeahYeahs, Panda Bear, Maya, Mirror Mirror, Aids Wolf, Psychic Ills, Cult Of Youth, Brian Chippendale, Pendu NYC, Ssion, Hair Jail, Pop 1280, Danny Perez, Black Bananas, Pterodactyl and many more.

Here’s what Secret Project Robot  say about the show….”Reality TV did not kill the video star! They have reemerged, healthy, safe and in greater number than ever- on your computer screen. Indeed the internet has created a renaissance and a new specificity for music videos with a new cultural identity of active participants, consumers, creators and critics all trading places.
Music videos are no longer simply ingenious marketing devices. The internet and the proliferation of inexpensive audio video technology be it a smart phone or a digital camera opens the playing field for any producer or band to make a video that unlike the past- may go mass at any moment without the help of conventional media outlets.
The music video in the 21st century is a hybrid of forms and purposes, at first glance an impersonal piece of media clutter a reminder of our daily dose of sensory overload but on second thought a unification of art forms and a communal experience of music… Technology allows that making music videos be fun.”

Secret Project Robot is in Brooklyn, NY, located at 389 Melrose between Knickerbocker and Flushing/Irving, near Morgan or Jefferson L subway.




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  • JG Thirlwell is a composer, producer, recording artist and performer based in Brooklyn NY. With a extensive body of work that spans more than 25 years, Thirlwell has performed under such aliases as Foetus (all incarnations), Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Xordox, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, DJ OTEFSU, Garage Monsters, Flesh Volcano, Immaculate Consumptive, Clint Ruin and more. In addition, Thirlwell has produced, mixed and/or performed on vast quantities of recordings including many of the releases on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak label and artists as diverse as The The, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Coil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arto Lindsay, Marc Almond, Swans and countless others. Today, Thirlwell continues to release new records and currently serves as the soundtrack composer for The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network and Archer on FX.
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