Yes. Rebecca Goyette. If you haven’t seen her work, been jilted and dumbfounded by her refreshing take on being an artist in Bushwick, life, performance art and the lobster—then you might be living inside of a seashell. I’ll let the words, the interview, and the motions speak for themselves…. (more…)
“Bushwick is a decadent and sometimes punk town, it is hipster but not silly hipster like Park Slope; it’s geek and psychoactive at the same time.”
Like the man who fell to Earth, Adriano landed in my lap inside the Twitter-scape . Out of nowhere. Up through the social media Rabbit Hole, straight into my DM inbox. The universe was uncanny in its thinking, this year. Upon meeting we both knew that we were embarking the age of innovation and re-awakening within the hybrid of music, technology, and performance. We knew that we both had something to offer and that it’s all happening right here in Bushwick.
And speaking of uncanny, two months after ‘meeting’ on Twitter we began to collaborate and perform together. Four months after we started performing we were both featured in two of the most important publications in Italy, one of them being Rolling Stone. Today Adriano is responsible for an exhaustive list of gallery shows, music projects, compositions, and is a Certified Ableton live Instructor. Adriano is also responsible for what could easily be a breakthrough invention in performance-technology for the year 2012: The Kin-Hackt. In simpler terms, it’s Body Instrument able to map the joints of the human body, tracking movements that are translated into musical impulses and sounds. Yeah, that happened in Bushwick. Here’s what’s next:
Just in time for elections, Nimrod Kamer dropped the fakest fake video in the faking world…. He released a video that faked Obama Sr. filming his son’s birth in Kenya. Before we could even get our active asses to the voting booths, this philospher, satirist, performance artist, comedian, and the only Gonzo Journalist at Vice U.K., created the video with the help and heaping sum of $250 to the owner of Bushwick’s own Body Actualized Center. Bushwick, in a weird and successful twist of fate has officially become a part of 2012 election history, thanks to Kamer.
“I think Bushwick has definitely inspired me since I moved here. I find it is hard edged, gritty and yet still there are places where art can catch your eye. The best analogy I can think of is that sidewalk where it is all concrete then there is that one little flower growing through the crack.” -Hadar
Hadar Pitchon’s vision of hybrids, emotions, and the future are what makes his photography blog, as well as his Tumblr, visual Meccas for young, burgeoning male models, equally talented photographers, and top model agencies. What stands out about his work is that he’s extraordinarily self-aware about his environment and about the times he lives in. Hadar doesn’t blindly collect beauty. He puts himself in front of his own camera with equal zeal and vulnerability. With Hadar, it isn’t just about the photography, or executing a simple narcissism project. His process is meta in its approach, timeless in feeling, a performance art on the gritty streets of life. (more…)
By Ana Lola Roman
Last week we lost stylist/muse/fashion writer futurist extraordinaire, Anna Piaggi. Every generation loses someone pivotal that came before them; a film star, a thought leader, a president, a rock star, those denizens who made it before you and everyone else. They are not to be feared, but they are to be watched…closely. While alive and amongst the living it’s the craziest, most outrageous, vulnerable, and volatile artists that somehow get their points across. Points that burst the bubble, points that make people uncomfortable, and points that break silence. That’s what Bushwick is to me. Crazy, vulnerable, volatile and aching to burst. This neighborhood makes no one comfortable, and that’s the beauty of it.
Since moving to Bushwick in August of 2011, it has taken me awhile to get acclimated to the particular brand of creativity and chaos in the neighborhood. Fast and cosmically, I was thrust into a lost boy/girl gang of manic, hardworking, KIND, collaborative, and ambitious individuals that have inspired me to write about them. They have inspired me to break my own boundaries and veer away from my regular paths of creativity. As a singer, songwriter, beat-maker, and electronic musician, it’s too easy to always surround myself with other musicians. I risk over-specialization if that happens. It’s much healthier for me to challenge myself in writing, to surround myself with stylists, visual artists, poets, photographers, and Martians. These individuals are my muses, my inspirations, future friends, and co-conspirators. They orbit around me and make it possible for me to create sounds, atmospheres, and vocalize what the world is feeling and seeing through music. Oh, and I just simply want the world to know about them too.