THURSDAY May 5th, 2011
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
ECSTATIC SKIN: The Evolution of Subcultures in a Global World
Deeply tanning their skin and braiding their hair into cornrows, Japan’s Ganguro Girls mix contemporary Japanese make-up and attire with that of American hip-hop into a striking new form of personal expression. By incorporating previous subcultures and utilizing camera phones and online promotion, the Ganguro Girls emerged in the 1990s as a new subculture paradigm. In the past, subcultures grew slowly over time and in relative seclusion. Now, such subcultures like Black Metal Music, to Burners, and the dandies of the African Bakongo increasingly engage with the media to broaden their profile and recruit new members. Bringing together sociologists with real members of these communities, Ecstatic Skin explores the impact of digital and social media on the evolution of these subcultures, an environment of cultural production which shapes personal identity as intensely as any physical space.
LOCRIAN member Terence Hannum will be presenting with writer Brandon Stosuy on Black Metal, Subcultures and zines. Terence will also have copies of his new zine DEATH POSTURE(images included), a collaboration with artist SCOTT TRELEAVEN available then as well.
FRIDAY May 6th, 2011
St. Vitus Bar
1120 Manhattan Ave / Brooklyn, NY
$5, 21+, 8:00 pm
Terence Hannum (Locrian)
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens)
DJ Becka Diamond