Support the MAP: Guy Fawkes Dance Party for the Media Arts Project

Support the MAP: Guy Fawkes Dance Party for the Media Arts Project

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On Friday, 11/4, a dance party to benefit the Media Arts Project (MAP) will be held at the NYS3 Acting School warehouse space starting at 8:30 until midnight. The evening will celebrate arts and music through original DJ sets and live visual projections. Proceeds will go straight to the MAP, which will use the funds to support artists working in digital art, sound, installation, and performance.

Acoustics will be optimal for this warehouse party on Riverside Dr. Producers and DJs Gaul Plus and DJ Wey (electronic deep house) will make their way from NYC, and will be accompanied by Carrboro's Liquid Asset (noisy acid and electro), Atlanta's Tann Jones (analog modular synths), Asheville's DJ Deeds (ambient house and techno), and more. Geo Lynx, who has has participated in the {Re}happening and in the 2016 Interlude, will do video projection. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own projectors and to create and share their own graphics.

Not only will this be the weekend's best dance party, it's also going to be a bake sale. According to the MAP's press release, "The MAP is elevating the oldest form of fundraising to a new level and we hope you'll contribute to this unique event. Bring your baked item(s) to the Guy Fawkes Dance Party to be sold off with proceeds going to MAP's 2017 programming. Baked goods with a media theme and/or technological component will be automatically entered into a contest to win special honors and awards. Items should be edible, but if they're too beautiful to be eaten that's fine too."

Suggested baked good themes include TV shows, LED lights, memes, glitch, science, gadgets, and just about anything else you can think of related to technology and media. 

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One upcoming MAP project is Frame+Form, Asheville's first Screen Dance Festival (March 2017), organized by MAP Board Chair Constance Humphries and board member Sara Baird, which will highlight the intersections between choreography, media arts, performance, and cinema.

A donation of $5-$25 is suggested for the evening. Food and drink will be available for a donation. If you can't make it to the event, consider donating to the MAP through their website. Check out the Facebook event page here.