About Last Night… Spectacle: The Music Video, New York

3 Apr 2013 Posted by Jonathan Wells in Spectacle, Art, Music Video, Events

Cibo MattoPhotos by Eric Harvey BrownMiho Hatori and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, whose video Sugar Water is featured prominently in the exhibition.

  • Name: Spectacle: The Music Video
  • Date: Tuesday April 2, 2013
  • Location: Museum of Moving Image, New York City
  • Who was there: Mike D of Beastie Boys and his wife filmmaker Tamra Davis, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, filmmaker Rocky Morton, singer-songwriter and actress Paloma Faith, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio, animator Michael Patterson, filmmaker Martin de Thurah, Benjamin Goldwasser (MGMT), “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box, artist-filmmaker Jeff Scher, Caroline Polachek from Chairlift, video artist Marco Brambilla, filmmaker Lauri Faggioni, interactive artist/filmmaker Vincent Morisset, animator Guilherme Marcondes, animators Fluorescent Hill, filmmaker-photographer Timothy Saccenti
  • What was served: Patron specialty cocktails named after iconic music videos

The opening night reception for Spectacle: The Music Video drew leading musicians and filmmakers to the Museum of the Moving Image from New York and around the world. Special guest DJs for the evening were DJ DB and Caroline Polachek from Chairlift. The exhibition opens to the public April 3rd and is on view until June 16th.

Art HouseEntrance to Art House which features important animated videos


tamraandmiked.jpgFilmmaker Tamra Davis with her husband Mike D (Beastie Boys)

smoke.jpgThe Smoke & Mirrors title wall featuring OK Go’s jumpsuits from “This Too Shall Pass”

patron2.jpgGuests at Patron’s specialty cocktail wall

VEVO News coverage of Spectacle’s opening night reception.

Michel Gondry’s White Stripes video Fell in Love with a GirlMichel Gondry’s video for White Stripes “Fell in Love with a Girl”

mikeaha.jpgA-ha “Take on Me” animator Michael Patterson

I Want My MTVThe exhibition’s In the Beginning room traces origins of the music video up to the launch of MTV. Stephen Johnson’s Moonman for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” video on display.

Paloma Faith and Friends at opening of Spectacle: The Music Video at Museum of the Moving ImageSinger/songwriter/actress Paloma Faith and friends at the opening of Spectacle: The Music Video

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