Press Clip: FLY16x9 in Vanity Fair

During this past MoMA MiXX, I was introduced to Becca, a very friendly woman who turned out to be a reporter at Vanity Fair. Read her take on the event here.

Excerpts of Artists D.J. at the MoMA MiXX Dance Party by Rebecca Sacks - September 30, 2009

"MoMA MiXX experienced perhaps its greatest success. Early in the evening, painter Mickalene Thomas and mixed-media artist Derrick Adams got the party going with their playlists, while upstairs the mood was made ambient by a mesmerizing video installation by FLY16X9—flowing clips showcasing scenarios largely of the predatory or desirous variety. (One sequence had models eating entire cakes, which, much to my embarrassment, I immediately recognized to be baked goods from Black Hound, in the East Village.) Downstairs was dominated by a dance floor and the standard open bar (upstairs there was a Pernod Absinthe bar, where barkeeps carefully crafted cocktails according to the drink’s strict ratios). The museum’s priceless canvases were monitored by alert security guards, who were also in charge of steering mixers back into the fray after the obligatory smoke breaks on 53rd Street. As the party wore on, resident D.J.’s Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter carried the baton until D.J. Andy Butler, of Hercules and Love Affair, took it and ran into the evening.The transformation of the Agnes Gund Garden Lobby from hallowed halls to a near-bacchanalian dance party truly re-invented the space, and undoubtedly caused revelers to re-evaluate their relationship to the art world. At least for the night."