Recently founded curatorial enterprise Tomorrow Unlimited announced the launch of the first annual Creators Series, a multidisciplinary salon-style conference dedicated to emerging creativity, which will be held over successive weekends this June in New York and Los Angeles.
The Creators Series highlights tomorrow's ideas and cultural trends, exploring the worlds of film, media, design, illustration, fashion, advertising, and technology, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary creativity. Curated and produced by Tomorrow Unlimited, The Creators Series has been designed as the premier outlet for the convergence of international creative talent, and as a platform to support optimism and idealism in arts and culture.
More than a dozen artists will participate in The Creators Series, traveling from multiple cities, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brighton, London, Montreal, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, and Sheffield:
*) Creators of Tomorrow include Nieto, a French-Colombian artist and filmmaker; and Gareth Pugh, a sculptural fashion designer who showed at Channel Four's Fashion House and London Fashion Week.
*) Performers of Tomorrow include Pop Levi, an English experimental musician whose hit single "Sugar Assault Me Now" recently aired on HBO's Entourage, and Seattle-based beatboxer Reggie Watts, who creates an innovative mix of funk and soul.
*) Participatory Filmmaking creators include onedotzero founder Matt Hanson, British Academy Award-nominated interactive filmmaker Martin Percy, and multidisciplinary artist Chris Doyle.
*) Sustaining Change creators include Jennifer Leonard, co-author of acclaimed Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, and Sarah Rich, Managing Editor of Worldchanging.com and co-editor/co-author of the recently released Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century.
*) The New Urban Interventionists include innovative graffiti artist Paul "Moose" Curtis, profiled last year in The New York Times' "Year in Ideas," and Graffiti Research Lab, an arts collective housed within Eyebeam Atelier's OpenLab.
*) Social Interfaces creators include Internet artist and storyteller Jonathan Harris; ReacTable, an interactive musical interface recently used by Bjork in live shows; and interactive artist Theo Watson, who designed the exhibition for Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep display last year at Deitch Projects.
The Creators Series is the first in a series of offerings from Tomorrow Unlimited aimed at providing new platforms to the global creative community. Later in 2007, the company will launch a daily editorial Website, followed by a New York-based event series and an international touring conference and festival.
EVENT SCHEDULE AND TICKET AVAILABILITY Complete schedule and ticket information for the Creators Series is available at www.thecreatorsseries.com. These intimate salon-style events include panel discussions, seminars, and performances. These are ticketed events - interested individuals are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. An all-access event pass will also be available for purchase. Advance ticket holders are invited to a special opening night reception. New York Opening Reception: The Altman Building, Friday, June 8, 8p.m. - 10p.m. Los Angeles Opening Reception: Rec Center Studio, Thursday, June 14, 7p.m. - 10p.m. The Creators Series gallery exhibition is free and open to the public throughout the weekend-long event.
NEW YORK CITY: June 8-10, The Altman Building & Canal Room The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 Canal Room, 285 W. Broadway (at Canal Street), New York, NY 10013
The Creators Series' ticketed talks will take place at the Altman Building, and its public gallery exhibition will be on view there throughout the weekend. Saturday evening's live performance will begin at 7p.m. at Canal Room in Tribeca.
LOS ANGELES: June 14-17, Rec Center Studio & EchoPlex Rec Center Studio, Echo Park, 1161 Logan, Los Angeles, CA 90026 EchoPlex, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Rec Center's state-of-the-art amenities will offer a unique setting for the Creators Series' gallery exhibition, while the neighboring EchoPlex, the newly remodeled space downstairs from popular nightclub the Echo, will host Saturday and Sunday's ticketed talks and the live music performance on Sunday night.
New York, Apple Store Soho, Wednesday, June 6, 8p.m. -9:30p.m.
Los Angeles, Apple Store, Third Street Promenade, Wednesday, June 13, 7p.m. -8:30p.m.
Audiences will be given a first look at the inaugural Creators Series through themed talks at Apple Store locations in NY and LA. Event organizers and special guests will show and discuss work from the series. Featured artists will appear at both events and will be announced shortly. Members of the media are strongly encouraged to attend.
CLICK HERE to view the official New York Calendar:
CLICK HERE to view the official Los Angeles Calendar:
CLICK HERE for information on participating artists, and to view samples of their work.