This weekend, we took a field trip to Dumbo (the neighborhood that’s an acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” not the elephant movie).
Our destination was the Vice / Intel Creator’s Project, and our aim was simple:
See if we could have a substantially trippy contemporary art experience without actually dropping acid.
(Vice took a slightly different tactic with London Fashion Week, sending one of their fashion editors on acid to cover the Topshop show. Wow.)
We made a photo gallery of our favorite things from the day, including a giant electro-cube that reflected the Brooklyn Bridge, a “reverse haunted house” with light and happy music blaring from church-sized fake windows, and of course, a performance from Florence and the Machine. (And also several backup singers, which we’d never seen before in a Florence Welch operation. She must be getting big time…)
There was also an installation by David Bowie, Mick Rock, and Barney Clay, where we were ushered into a carpeted black box and told to lie on the ground, while the four walls around us blared remixed and unseen footage from Bowie’s iconic Life on Mars video.
(I vote for “b” but that’s because I’m even afraid of acid wash jeans, much less the actual drug…)