In Astoria, Museum of the Moving Image Hosts Late-Night Party
Monday, May 09, 2011
This past Saturday, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens transformed its space into a playground of audiovisual stimulation.
During the Signal Noise #2 party, a bevy of experimental and sound art emanated from the museum's three floors throughout the night. Some of the music was made by Nintendo Game Boys and punk indie rock bands while high-energy video art was projected.
The party also featured a live interactive game show called The World Series of 'Tubing in which audiences voted on their favorite YouTube videos. The show featured chiptune musician Peter Berkman of Anamanaguchi, Art Fag City blogger Paddy Johnson, Ryder Ripps of the live image chat site dump.fm, and Ellie Rountree who blogs about Internet culture for Rocketboom. Comedian Julian McCullough hosted the show.
The museum's galleries stayed open until midnight during the party, offering a respite from the futuristic smorgasbord of colorful flashing lights. Check out what the party looked like below.
The punk band The So So Glows rocked the house.
The low-fi four piece Shark? warms up in front of the artwork of videographer Holly Danger.
Is this the museum's front atrium or the inside of a spaceship? The museum's design fit perfectly with the party's theme.