This project's funding goal was not reached on September 1, 2010.
About this project
In December 2010, the Montreal-based DJ and turntablist Kid Koala will come to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), www.massmoca.org, for a week-long creative residency to develop a family-oriented live show based on his graphic novel/soundtrack project Space Cadet. During the residency, Kid Koala and his five-member creative team will live in the museum’s artist housing, build a set with the production staff, and perform the show (along with a Q&A session) on Saturday, December 11.
Space Cadet tells the story of a young girl who becomes an astronaut after having been nurtured since birth by a robot guardian. Leaving the robot behind, the girl travels the galaxy on her first solo flight to study extraterrestrial geology and plant life. The story reveals the bond between the characters and the oddly parallel lives they lead while being light years apart. (CHECK OUT Update #4 for some amazing images from Space Cadet!)
For his show at MASS MoCA, Kid Koala will perform Space Cadet’s soundtrack on six turntables and a piano. At the same time, images from the book will be recreated live on custom-made screens to create an all-encompassing experience.
MASS MoCA’s black box theater will be transformed into an intimate, living-room-like environment, allowing the audience to have a personal experience of the work while sharing the space with others. The audience will watch the projections on stage while listening to Kid Koala’s performance of the soundtrack using headphones.
All donations will help fund residency and production costs, including artist housing and accommodations, equipment, and technical services.
The MASS MoCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and all gifts we receive are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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