Binary New Year’s Eve at Gray Area Foundation

Gaffta Binary New Years Eve Flyer

If you are in San Francisco this New Year’s Eve, I can think of no better way to ring in 2.0.11 than saturated in digital arts. The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts will once again be throwing a New Year’s party, one of our major fund raising events for the year. At just over a year old the gallery has held a wide range of quality art events, symposia, live performances, and educational workshops focusing on culture and digital arts.

The night features live visuals with the Microsoft Kinect infrared camera by Robert Hodgin, and live musical performances from Moniker, Qzen, and Nikola Baytala, Worthy, and Total Accomplishment. With an Open Bar all night, it would be hard to go wrong.

When: 9pm 01/31/10 – 4am 01/01/11
Where: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
Cost: Free for 2010 purchased GAFFTA Memberships! Membership starts at $60 (see below)

Here in the Gray Area, we predict that 2011 will go down as the year that transforming your body into binary code went mainstream. Accordingly, it will also be the year that Gray Area Foundation for the Arts continues to traverse the elusive edge of digital artistry. It’s up to you to help us kick it all off with our New Year’s Eve Fundraiser.

In the past month, hackers have exploited the technology of Microsoft’s Kinect 360 for XBox to transform the physical form into the digital realm, to astonishing artistic effect. At Gray Area’s Binary New Year’s Eve: 010111 Gray Area Members will be dancing their way into interactive digital visualizations, projected on walls of the Gray Area. The Kinect visuals in our banner are the work of the infamous Robert Hodgin (Flight404).The kinect camera sensor will be installed above the audience and projections will display collective movement. When you toss in some bangin’ LIVE performances by Moniker, Qzen, and Nikola Baytala, (JUST ADDED: WORTHY(Dirtybird Records) Total Accomplishment (Mathew Dryhurst, Holly Herndon, and Scott Arford) an LED balloon drop, complimentary champagne toast, an OPEN BAR all night, then you’ve got a pretty exciting New Year’s Eve bash.

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts invites you to ring in a new year with us, become a GAFFTA Member in the final days of 2010 and carry this
community into 2011!

Come to support, become a member, participate in the interactive digital visuals, and mingle at the open bar! (open until 11pm…) Until then, check out the Artist Bios below, and get an idea of just how cool this is going to look and sound. In the words of Morpheus himself – “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Gray Area [sic – the Matrix] is. You have to see it for yourself.”

Binary New Year’s Eve: 010111 is a Gray Area Members only (21+) event. You can reserve your spot by purchasing a GAFFTA Membership at any level (see below). Membership perks include discounts on future GAFFTA events and Members-only keepsakes. (Members that supported in 2010 are asked to RSVP and will be contacted soon with more details.)

All proceeds directly fund GAFFTA’s operating and production expenses, and memberships are 100% tax deductible as acceptable by law. By becoming a GAFFTA Member you will be stakeholder in our shared vision of building social consciousness through digital culture…and what could make a better Holiday gift than a GAFFTA Membership and the hottest ticket in town?!

Capacity is strictly limited and sales are online only, so become a Member, support GAFFTA and secure your spot at Binary New Year’s Eve 010111 now!