Posted in dance | music | pictures on July 6, 2009

photos by Zach Dilgard

"Afterparty" & P.S.1. courtyard - July 4, 2009
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The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center announce the winner of the 2009 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program: the architectural firm MOS. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the program, which affords emerging architectural talents the opportunity to design and present innovative projects. Five finalists selected by an invited nomination process were asked to present an urban landscape for the large courtyard entrance of P.S.1, with the allotted project budget of $70,000. The architects were required to incorporate elements of shade, water, seating, and bar areas into a proposed project. MOS's winning landscape, Afterparty, will be on view in P.S.1's outdoor courtyard starting in late June, and will serve as an immersive environment for the 2009 Warm Up summer music series.

Envisioned as an "urban shelter," Afterparty will serve as a cooling escape at the heart of P.S.1's Warm Up music series. Before visitors enter the courtyard, a series of tall hut-like "chimneys" with dark thatched skin will be visible from the street. The interior of the conical shelter will provide shade, similar to a Bedouin tent in which the dark textile creates its own microclimate shielding from the summer heat. Cool air from the thermal mass of the courtyard's shaded concrete walls and concrete water troughs located in the center of the structure will be drawn up through a series of cooling chimneys by induction. This will create a breeze and a "cool down" atmosphere for the active Warm Up crowd.

The PS1 "Warm Up" series runs every Saturday at PS1 in Long Island City. The 2009 season kicked off over the holiday weekend with a lineup that included Reagenz (featuring Jonah Sharp of Space Continuum & Move D) playing an extended live set, and a DJ set by Daniel Bell. More pictures from the event, below...

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Reagenz (Jonah Sharp & Move D)
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NY DJ Eric Cloutier w/ Dan Bell
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Eric Figueroa (PS1 Sound Engineer), Zach Layton (Issue Project Room), Antoine Guererro (PS1 Director of Operations and Exhibition Design)
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Move D
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Meanwhile, it was much more of a laid back setting over the river in Battery Park.

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Comments (13)

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Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:46 PM

Nothing says July 4th @ PS1 more than a old guy wearing a denim wasteline for a headband.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:47 PM

terrible vibe at that thing, not sure from which rock most of attendees crawled out from under but i wish they would stay there.

the music was decent though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:35 PM

terribe vibe? All the Warm Ups I have been have had a semi-incredible vibe. What gives?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:07 PM

It definitely took the crowd a little while to connect with the music - but once they did it was great.

I think some people were distracted by those stupid flesh colored balloons - so annoying to have to look at!

Posted by kendra | July 6, 2009 7:06 PM

dig the pics

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 8:01 PM

Hey Warm Up, why not stop being a Eurotrash lectrofest and do some sweet things like indiepop or soul danceparties or something for a chance.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 9:06 PM

They already have something like that.

It's called the pool parties.

Posted by Eurotrash | July 6, 2009 11:34 PM

But I live a block away from PS1.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 10:22 AM

damnnnnnnn...them's some good lookin' ladies

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:07 AM

i've been living in nyc for over 10 years now and have seen good parties come and go. warm up is a solid fun and cheap time away from the city. "eurotrash" it is not. for that, go to the meat-packing district on a weekend.

Posted by greengiant | July 7, 2009 11:22 AM

the music sucked ass this at this one

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 12:18 PM

I smell hateration in these comments: PU

Posted by LSaldana | July 8, 2009 10:39 PM

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