The RE/Mixed Media Festival is an annual celebration of remix, sampling, DIY, collaborative art-making and creative appropriation. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 20, 2011.
About this project
The RE/Mixed Media Festival is a celebration of collaborative art-making and creative appropriation. It's the artists' contribution to the ongoing conversation about remixing, mashups, copyright law, fair use, and the freedom of artists to access their culture in order to add to and build upon it.
The festival - which will take place at 3 venues in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY - features performances, panel discussions, hip-hop, sampling, beat-box, film & video, fashion, DIY, food, DJs, technology, interactive installations, painting, sculpture, software, hacking, and much more!
The first festival in 2010 was a huge success where over 1800 festival goers enjoyed appearances by Moby, Steinski, Ricky Powell, Sweatshoppe, Deanna Zandt, Jesper Juul, and over 50 other artists, performers, musicians and DJs! This year, the festival's artistic advisory board - which includes Paul D. MIller (aka DJ Spooky), Elisa Kreisinger, Josephine Dorado, Christopher Weingarten, Noah Tarnow and others - have helped us put together a day of truly top-notch art and performance. The lineup hasn't been 100% confirmed but some of the highlights will include:
* The world premiere of the full "64 Paintings/64 Plays," a multimedia mindscape which workshopped at Bowery Poetry Club in June to packed houses and received tremendous positive critical response.
* A video remix program curated by one of the artistic leaders of the field
* A critical panel discussion on sampling and Hip Hop culture featuring legendary hip hop artists, writers, critics, and DJs
* An interactive Art & Technology exhibit with artist talks & demonstrations/workshops in creating interactive art using MS Kinect and more!
* A live game show that will challenge your knowledge of remix culture and other critical issues.
Some of our past collaborating organizations have included Open Video Alliance, Creative Commons, Participatory Culture Foundation, Organization for Transformative Works, Question Copyright and Public Knowledge.
Our $2,500 goal represents only about 25% of this year's budget (the rest will be covered by fundraising and ticket sales) and will help us pay for things like: our office rent and supplies, venue rental, insurance, transportation, publicity & promotion etc. There's a lot to pay for so please keep funding even if we've met our goal!
This year's festival will be held at: One Arm Red, The Water Street Bar and Restaurant's Underwater Lounge and a third location TBA.
Here are some photos from last year's fest to whet your appetite.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $25 or more
Anyone contributing $25 or more will receive a festival pass (a $40 value) good for admission to any and all performances, panels, or exhibits on the day of the festival. This is our way of saying thanks to our funders before offering passes at retail value to the general public.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
All good people donating $50 or more will receive a festival pass PLUS a special "Thank you" in the festival program. Let the world know what a good person you are!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
When you give $100 or more, not only will you get a festival pass and a "thank you" in the program, but you will also receive an invitation for you and a guest to attend the exclusive festival kickoff reception at Water Street Restaurant on the evening of Friday, October 21st. Space is limited, so give now to reserve your invitation to party with celebrities (including surprise celebrity DJ!), press, and festival staff.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
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Those who give $250 or more will not only get all of the above (pass, 'thank you,' party) but you'll also receive special VIP seating status for any festival event you wish to attend. We'll send you a special pass that all you'll have to do is flash to one of our staff, and you'll be whisked to the front of any line, guaranteeing that NOTHING you want to see will be "sold out." These passes are VERY limited so give now to make sure you get one!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
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Finally, for those with deep pockets and big hearts, we've saved the very best for you. When you contribute $500 or more, you will receive everything listed above, plus fifteen drink tickets for you and your friends to enjoy beer, wine and well cocktails - either at the lobby bar at One Arm Red, or at Water Street Bar and Restaurant - RE/Mixed Media's official eating and drinking establishment. Turn the festival into a party! As you can see, these rewards are very limited so give now!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)