Sat. May 9, 2015 at 7:00pm EDT
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Tickets: $15 online, $10 students (with valid ID), $20 at the door
Location: Carnegie Museum of Art Café and Foyer

Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA, a platform for the intersection of emerging music, new media art, and technology, present #NOWSEETHIS. This party is a celebration the Hillman Photography Initiative's explorations of visual culture.

The party unfolds through live music performances from three incredible national acts and interactive installations curated by VIA, the official launch of the Hillman Photography Initiative’s print photobook, A People’s History of Pittsburgh, and the close of the innovative exhibition Antoine Catala: Distant Feel, on view through May 18.

Live Performances By:

Kelela is a Los Angeles-based vocalist and songwriter whose forward-thinking music fuses popular R&B and underground club sounds. Topping numerous year-end lists and festival bookings - with her debut EP “Cut 4 Me” listed as Complex's 50 Best Albums of 2013, and breakout performance at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival - she is a quickly rising star. Her next EP, Hallucinogen, drops May 5, featuring an exciting new collaboration with Arca -- a breakout 24-year-old producer from Venezuela whose list of co-productions include FKA Twigs (EP2), Bjork (Vulnicura) and Kanye West (Yeezus).

Fresh off an April tour with Mac DeMarco, Dinner is the alias for Danish singer and producer Anders Rhedin. Full of echoes of sweaty depressions, spiritual longings, and early-morning trances, Dinner sounds a bit like a sun-bleached cassette tape you’d find stuck behind your car’s dashboard, or the male descendant of Nico singing Eno-esque pop songs on discarded Julian Cope tracks, with some Danish darkwave thrown in for good measure. Whomever you ask, his sound defies simple classification, with influences that range from rock ‘n’ roll and pop giants like Michael Jackson and Velvet Underground, to experimental tape-music pioneers like Steve Reich.

Juliana Huxtable is a DJ/producer, writer, model, and outspoken trans voice from NYC. Also a 2015 New Museum Triennial artist, her series of digital self-portraits currently hang in that museum, where Catala’s Distant Feel project shares a co-commission with CMOA.

The Hillman Photography Initiative at CMOA is an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. Its first year-long cycle of programming, initiated in April 2014, comes to a close this Spring.

Live Visuals & Interactive Experiences:

Interwoven with performances by Kelela, Lower Dens, and Huxtable are video and interactive commissions from by Berlin-based collective Pussykrew and CMU students enrolled in a special topics course exploring “mediated realities.” The work will feature digital environments generated from 3D scans of people and places in Pittsburgh, navigated live during each performance. This collaboration, led by Pittsburgh-based artist Kevin Ramser, explores the experience of space and live performance as filtered through personal devices.

CrashKiss Photo-booth and Augmentats App

Away from the main stage, guests are invited to get close with one another (literally and digitally) in the premiere of CrashKiss by artists Rollin and Tad Leonard. CrashKiss is a group photo-booth that digitally collides two visitors’ profiles together in a surreal kiss. Bring a friend or meet someone new! Free prints will be available to take home, and every custom kiss joins the online CrashKiss archives.

Adjacent to CrashKiss, Augmentats is a temporary tattoo-meets-augmented-reality installation featuring a custom app developed by CMU Mediated Reality students. Guests are invited to apply a temporary tattoo of their choice, download the app, and explore digital artifacts that emerge from their own and other’s bodies.

Support for the Hillman Photography Initiative is provided by the William T. Hillman Foundation and the Henry L. Hillman Foundation.

And don’t forget... post your most interesting after-hours selfies to Instagram and Twitter with #NOWSEETHIS for ticket giveaways and more!


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Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213