Crystal Cyborgs Come Alive at RINSED's NYE Blowout
Artist James Moore casts human faces—and skeletons—for RINSED's five-year anniversary NYE spectacular, which features Dinamo Azari, Jacques Greene, Morgan Geist, Parris Mitchell, and Todd Edwards.
All photos by Josh Wehle, courtesy of RINSED
If you party in Brooklyn, chances are you already know a thing or two about RINSED, the roving event that turns warehouses into immersive nightlife, music, and art experiences. Over the past five years, they've created pop-up parties ranging from intimate, 100-person soirees, to 1,500-person mega-blowouts, with the help of over 100 different musical and visual artists. In September, they gave us Disruptive Patterns, an "Anti-Fashion Week" event featuring performative installations, live projection mapping, and exclusive playing card invites. Now, to celebrate RINSED's five-year anniversary, they're teaming up with New York City-based artist, James Moore, to turn a secret space—a massive disused furniture warehouse in Bushwick—into what they call "a world where technology and humanity merge to form a Singularity."
What that means: crystal cyborgs, cast from real human faces and skeletons, illuminated and interacting with their environment; a clash of humanity and machine as special guests Dinamo Azari, Jacques Greene, Morgan Geist, Parris Mitchell, and Todd Edwards get down on a Pure Groove Sound System; and more bass-booming basement-vibe madness than you can shake a bionic booty to.
In the video below, premiering exclusively on The Creators Project, watch James Moore create the crystal skulls that will push us into an imagined posthuman cyber dance world for one night, and one night only: