This past June, we attended the The Creators Project, an Intel and VICE-headed event series that launched in New York at Milk Studios. It was the first of four events and it was truly groundbreaking event -highlighting the best of today’s musical acts, art, and installations, with a wide range of interesting panel discussions. See our coverage from the event here.
We were pretty thrilled to hear that The Creators Project is teaming up with the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this year! Coachella always has the most amazing lineups and they’ve just released this year’s roster. Some of the bands we’re excited about are Arcade Fire (first saw them in 2004 and it was awesome), Suede (so major!), Cut Copy, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and it looks like Death From Above 1979 are reuniting for the show too.
Wth the Creators Project collaborating with the festival this year, we can only imagine how much fun and inspiring the three day event will be. It will definitely add a new visual aspect to the festival as they will teaming up with headlining acts to create new works of art, curate art installations on the festival grounds, and also bringing some of their favorite International musical acts to perform too.
The Creators Project will be making a HUGE announcement on February 16th with more details. Stay tuned here.
We’ve already marked our calendars for April 15th-17th!
This past Saturday, we attended the The Creators Project, an Intel and VICE-headed event series that launched in New York at Milk Studios. The first of four events, it was everything we were told it would be…a groundbreaking event that highlighted the best of today’s musical acts, art, and installations, with a wide range of interesting panel discussions. We’re ecstatic that we got to be a part of the night.
Nick Zinner’s photo exhibit captured the spirit of the event. Check out this interesting video interview at the Creators Project site of Zinner discussing his first photograph.
Here’s a snapshot of one of his photos on display at the event.
At the end of Spike Jonze’s short film “I’m Here,” a love story about two robots, the screen rose to reveal this sweet band, ASKA performing live. Ce Ce was so captivated by the story about two robots finding love, that she had no idea the band was actually there at first. It was such a beautiful seamless transition from film to live musical performance. See a photo of ASKA and trailer for the short below:
We’re always looking for great shoes at events like these.
We’ve been listening to Neon Indian since last year and their album has gotten heavy rotation in the studio! Ce Ce stood next to Adam at the elevators but was too shy to introduce herself and tell him that we’ve been listening to Neon Indian everyday while designing shoes! The band was great.
Photo by Brayden Olson
What’s most impressive about the entire Creator’s Project is that the event series commences with a three day long Finale in Beijing (mid-September). We’ve been trying to identify the 80%20 customer in China as the international economy shifts and China is now the world’s fastest growing consumer. We know that the young demographic is there, but what are exactly are they into? We’re excited to see how The Creators Project’s finale in China may help us understand China’s youth culture. They are truly a new generation experiencing a different type of cultural revolution- rapidly changing industry and technology, and the most accelerated economic growth in history. This generation has only just begun to explore their individual self expression through art, music, fashion and film.
VICE and Intel have partnered up to present The Creators Project event series—a roving global celebration that launches in New York City on June 26, at Milk Studios.
“The event is going to be a groundbreaking combination of interactive art and installations, panels, workshops, screenings, and live performances. As much as The Creators Project is a digital archive of our digital world, it is also a testament to the enduring appeal of the Real. Many of the artists within the program explore the way that digitally manipulated images, sounds, and motions converge in real time, in real spaces.” (via the Creators Project)
The night will include performances by: Die Antwoord, Mark Ronson, Neon Indian, Sleigh Bells, The Rapture, Interpol, Gang Gang Dance, Salem, and special surprise guests as well as, exclusive screenings and exhibits by: Spike Jonze, Nick Zinner, MOS Architects, United Visual Artists, Ladj Ly, Sun Haipeng, Muti Randolph, Patrick Jean, and others.