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Fly By Night: Pigeons Light Up the NYC Sky Through June 12th!

Fly By Night
All Photos and Video By Gail

Hey, you know what would be crazy fun idea? What if you took 2,000 trained pigeons and attached tiny, lightweight LED lights to their little legs, and then set them free into the night sky, where they would fly around and put on a light show? How much would that rule? I can tell you the answer: It would rule so much, because it is a thing called Fly By Night, and you can see it for yourself!

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Maurizio Cattelan’s All Retrospective at the Guggenheim

It was a few weeks ago now, back on November 11, 2011, that I had my first in person experience with Italian-born artist Maurizio Cattelan’s most unusual retrospective exhibit, All, when I visited the Guggenheim that Friday evening for a live performance by the very excellent pop band, MGMT. The band performed a tight, 45 minutes set of mostly instrumental new material specifically inspired by the 128 separate works now suspended from the ceiling oculus of the museum’s rotunda. The songs fell very much within the surf-psychedelia vein of MGMT’s well-loved sound with a bit of a soundtrack vibe befitting the evening’s experiencing in general. Also, gee whiz, but what a spectacularly hallucination-inducing light show they had! I’m still having flashbacks. Music! Art!

The following week I had to pay another visit to the museum to take in All once again, because when I was there for the MGMT show I had a beer in my hand and the Art Nazis (guards) wouldn’t let me go up past the second ramp with a beer. And you really do need to trek all the way to the top of the ramp to fully experience the innumerable subtle nuances of this exhibit, which literally reveals itself further and further at every turn. The time lapse video above shows the installation process by the museum staff, which will answer your most pressing questions about “just how they got that stuff up there.” See it while you can.

Maurizio Cattelan’s All is on Exhibit until January 22, 2012 at the Guggenheim, Located at Fifth Avenue and 89th Street. Museum hours are extended to 7:45 PM on Monday and Tuesday nights (from 5:45 PM on other days) from December 6, 2011 to January 17, 2012. More information is available at This Link.

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College Dorm Room Light Show

Keep this one in mind for the fall! The accompanying music is the theme to the TV show, Knight Rider. Hilarious.

Video Animation for Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir

kashmir from Steve Scott on Vimeo.

If the Link Above Broken, Click Here to check out this video of some trippy Animation created to accompany Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” Created by London-Based artist Steve Scott. I wish I was high right now.

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