2016 You Are Here festival (aka The Maze) happening at Knockdown Center w/ Arto Lindsay, Zs & more
The You Are Here festival (aka The Maze), which has happened at Death By Audio, Secret Project Robot and other places in years past, will take place this year from Thursday, June 30 through July 4 at Knockdown Center. The fest has previously been described as a “multi sensory installation and living sculpture. It is activated by performers, musicians, dancers, and visitors. Audience members arrive at “You Are Here” with the intention of catching a particular presentation, but intentions are frustrated and transformed by the labyrinthine construction, all held together by a plethora of performance artists.”
This year’s incarnation brings a new design, with a much larger maze (and venue) than in previous installations. Its creators, Trouble are “devoted to creating extreme environments that have no exterior, public art condoned and illegal, and other kinds of visual/sound art.” Each night has a different music curator and performances include Arto Lindsay, Zs, Prefuse 73, Loren Connors, Sporting Life, Venus X, Abdu Ali, Suicideyear, and more.
Tickets are on sale now and and a detailed You Are Here performance schedule is listed below.
Yung Mayne presents:
Venus X / Sporting Life / Unstoppable Death Machines / Abdu Ali / Black Dave
New York City’s street scenes of skate rap and industrial art-punk meets Abdu Ali’s Balitmore queer afro-futurist noise. Venus X of GHE20G0TH1K mixes international, urban, and Internet-inspired tracks into a distinctly ghetto goth sound.
Mean Red presents:
Prefuse 73 / Brian DeGraw (DJ) / EU1OGY / Arto Lindsay / Zs / Loren Connors / Excepter (DJ)
Intergenerational bill of noise/no wave practitioners converge for an evening of difficult listening. Arto Lindsay in town from Brazil. Not to be missed!
House of Feelings presents:
Horselover Fats / DJ Fitness / DJ Kyk / DJ Eric Phipps
Pre-apocalyptic grime and drone music meets the DJs from House of Feelings’ obscure disco, house, and techno– plus the occasional dance pop.
Tryna Function presents:
Suicide Year / Serpentwithfeet / Sharp Veins / Dese / Pleasure Centers / Ezra
Tryna Function presents an evening of crystallised grime, hip-hop, and ambient sounds. Suicideyear brings Southern trap influences to his deep house tracks, while serpentwithfeet promises a uniquely performative pagan gospel act.
Beat Haus presents:
Noah B / FXWRK / Atilla / Thomas Piper / P.U.D.G.E. / Fresh Daily
Hip-hop is pushed to the limit by these artists mixing electronic trap with synth, dancehall with queer club music, and soulful house with fuzzy sonic sounds.
Zemi17 / Leisure Muffin / Princevali / Sedan Sedan / Michael Musick
A medley of electronic and techno artists deliver fuzzy synth, delicate nature-inspired sounds, and elegant electroacoustic music.
Mister Wallace / Waffle Crew / Rozay Lebeija / Celestial Trax / Quest?onmarc / Gooddroid / LTE
A high-energy evening with Mister Wallace boldly spitting clever rhymes over solid, bass-thumping beats, and electronic artists bringing raw club music. Dance collective Waffle Crew’s fast footwork is straight from New York City’s streets and subways.