Pitchfork & MoMA PS1 Present 'From Scratch'
A five hour Nicolas Jaar performance to launch Clown & Sunset Aesthetics.
This Sunday in Long Island City, New York, Pitchfork and MoMA PS1 will present 'From Scratch', an improvised and continuous five-hour performance choreographed by electronic music producer Nicolas Jaar. The event celebrates the launch of Clown & Sunset Aesthetics, a new multimedia culture house that Jaar established along with film producer Noah Kraft, which is the parent company of Jaar's record label Clown & Sunset founded in 2009. The innovative event will take place inside MoMA PS1's geodesic performance dome.
American-Chilean artist Jaar will collaborate on the live performance with musicians Will Epstein and Sasha Spielberg (both signed to Clown & Sunset), as well as Brooklyn-based guitarist Dave Harrington (Jaar's Darkside partner). It will also encompass a movement piece by Lizzie Feidelson and live video art by Clown & Sunset Aesthetics' resident filmmaker, Ryan Staake (from Pomp & Clout), who will use original and found footage, as well as a live feed from the center of the dome which will be projected in the unique building. The multidisciplinary approach to the performance showcases what Clown & Sunset Aesthetics is all about - cohesively bringing together creative people from all fields.
Later this year, Clown & Sunset Aesthetis will release its first 'product' - an integrated album and art object featuring an array of Clown & Sunset artists.
Check out Jaar's track 'And I say' featuring Scout Larue and Epstein released last month:
The event is free with admission to MoMA PS1.