Rob Carter, Still from Metropolis (2008)
After dark, Mulberry Street comes alive with interactive art projects, performances, reflective games, spoken word, street skating, and immersive video projections. Bring your family!
City Lore, Bowery Arts + Science, and Urban Word NYC present Words on Walls
Young poets from Urban Word NYC present WORDS ON WALLS, a collaborative performance of music and spoken word along with poetry projections by the POEMobile. The POEMobile is a beautifully hand-painted truck covered in the calligraphy of multilingual poetry that houses an innovative, open-air text projection system. Illuminated verses will light up Mulberry Street as Urban Word’s powerful teen poets, along with special guests, explore IDEAS CITY’s Festival theme of Untapped Capital through poems on words unspoken, hidden connections, and invisible cities. localprojects.net/project/poemobile
9–10:30 PM only
Snarkitecture, a collaborative practice operating in territories between art, performance, and architecture, will present a ninety-minute performance with large, inflated spheres. Let yourself be transported by the magic of movement and architecture when the performers roll out the twenty-five illuminated spheres from Jersey Street.
Double One Design presents Public Constructions
Public Constructions is a public park and light installation built with materials normally used for traffic control and construction safety. Objects that are used to block and obstruct are repurposed to create an open and inviting space for people to sit, relax, and engage with each other, and their city, in a fun way.
Skate Truck NYC
Skate for fun. Skate for health. Skate for life! Skate Truck NYC will set up a mini roller rink on Mulberry Street and rent skates for $10, providing safety-certified roller skating equipment to skaters of any age. Skate Truck NYC is the city’s first mobile rental roller skating attraction that provides rental roller skates and inline skates to both local New Yorkers and visitors alike.
“Watershed” by Anita Glesta. will transform the wall on the south corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets into a river of frenzied fish, presenting a metaphor for our survival within the ecosystem of our planet and a forum to think about our city in a global context when global warming is an increasing concern.
Metropolis is a quirky, abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, NC, one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The continuing influx of the banking community resulted in an unusually fast architectural expansion. However, this new Metropolis is also subject to the whim of the market. Made entirely from images printed on paper, Rob Carter’s animation suggests the frailty of sped up urban planners’ dreams that ultimately turn into a bleak environmental future.
Presented by ARTPORT_making waves and Natalie Kovacs.
Matt Parker of Lumarca will present a video game with which Festival attendees can interact. The game is contained to an iPad and attended to by the artist himself. Reacting to participants’ interactions with the game, an image of the video game’s feedback will be projected onto the brick wall on the east of Mulberry Street.
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