Core77 is pleased to partner with Windows Phone to bring you a series of photo diaries this summer. Based on the theme of Reinvention, we're looking to capture the fleeting moments and highlight the often-overlooked facets of the world around us through the lens of the Nokia Lumia 928, especially in the low-light settings in which its camera excels. (All photos were taken with the Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone and are published without postproduction unless otherwise noted.)
Reporting by Ray Hu & Teshia Treuhaft
Now in its 16th year, MoMA PS1's summer concert series Warm Up brings contemporary art, architecture and design together with food and live music for a weekly outdoor festival in the unique setting of a former school courtyard. The series kicked off in late June with a powerhouse line-up the first weekend featuring the artists from the Berlin-based experimental and electronica label PAN_ACT. As the sun set on the first Warm Up of the season, Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins took the stage to the delight of the thousands of day-drinking revelers in the hippest corner of Queens.
The Martinez Brothers closed out the second edition, on July 6, with a solid two-hour set of four-on-the-floor house music, and the momentum had only grown by the following week, which saw record attendance of 5,000+ partygoers. Tickets sold out within the first couple hours of the show (the event is from 3–9pm), as fans filled the expansive courtyard for a lineup including self-proclaimed "Canadian Prince" (and Pitchfork darling) Ryan Hemsworth, Brooklyn-based noise-techno artist Pete Swanson and Detroit legend Marc Kinchen (pictured above and at bottom).
Of course, it was also all but impossible to miss the two independent temporary installations in the space: We had an early look at CODA's Young Architect Program-winning "Party Wall" back when it was still just a rendering / feasibility study, so we were excited to see it in person. The three-story partition—made from offcuts from Comet Skateboards' Ithaca factory—dominates the front half of the courtyard, but stops just short of the dancefloor.
As with past YAP installations, the "Party Wall" will be on view through September, for the entire run of Warm Up; this summer also sees an event more transient series of stage designs, curated by PS1's own Jocelyn Miller. The temporary installations are intended to showcase a range of young New York design talent over the course of three months: the first three editions featured a glitzy disco backdrop by CONFETTISYSTEM a collaboration between artist-designers and Warm Up vets Nicholas Anderson and Julie Ho, with forthcoming installations by Fort Makers, Fort Standard, Thunder Horse Video and the Principals. Rumor has it the latter have designed a sound-reactive installation as a grand finale in September, so stay tuned for more...
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