The Creators Project is an art meets technology collaboration between Intel and hipster bible VICE magazine, which makes it surprising that this is the first time the show is coming to San Francisco. They’ve held events in Beijing, Sao Paulo, New York, Paris, Lyon and Seoul, and now, finally, the West Coast is having its turn.
It’s happening on March 17 and 18 at Fort Mason, but the 17th is the day to be there (IMO) because that’s when you can see the free music. From HuffPo:
In addition to film screenings, panels, and colossal multimedia art installations—all focusing on the intersection of art and technology—Creators Project execs announced a killer lineup of musicians Tuesday, including live performances by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Squarepusher, the Antlers and Zola Jesus. To top it all off, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy will spin a DJ set.
Dayum. I want to go. And, it’s free! But that doesn’t mean just anyone can show up. You can register at EventBrite, but you also have to survive their lottery to get an actual ticket. What that involves, I haven’t the slightest idea. They say it’s like Burning Man, but I’ve never been. This is the message I got after registering:
Thank you for your interest in RSVPing to The Creators Project: San Francisco 2012 event. Please note, this email does not guarantee admission. All confirmations will be sent out the week of March 12th, at which time we’ll provide details on wristband pickup.
Here’s film director Barney Clay talking about his re-imagination of Mick Rock’s footage of David Bowie’s iconic Life on Mars video, a piece that will be exhibited at the event (it premiered at the Paris event last year):
Bowie asked that the final film be shown exclusively at museums and galleries, so this is a rare chance to see some super rare footage of the Glitter King.
Gah! Now I really want those tickets. Fingers and toes crossed!