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Still from Gil Scott-Heron – “<i>New York Is Killing Me (Chris Cunningham Remix)</i>”. 2010. Directed by Chris Cunningham

PopRally Presents: New York Is Killing Me, featuring Chris Cunningham

Tickets ($20 in advance, $22 at the door) are available online. Please note that ticket sales are limited. You must be twenty-one or older to attend this event.

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 8:30–11:00 p.m.



PopRally is a series of events at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with the Museum. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of engaging with modern and contemporary art.

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Join us for the world premiere of Chris Cunningham's audiovisual remix of Gil Scott-Heron's "New York Is Killing Me," which will be projected across three screens. This unique event will be preceded by a conversation about the making of the video with Cunningham and Barbara London, Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art. Doors and bar open at 8:30; conversation starts promptly at 9:30.

Cult filmmaker, musician, photographer, and producer Chris Cunningham is known for his highly acclaimed music videos for artists including Aphex Twin, Björk, Portishead, and many others. Since 2003 his focus has moved to music: he worked as a producer on The Horrors' Mercury Prize–nominated Primary Colours; won a Cannes Golden Lion for his reworking of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" in his 2008 Gucci Flora commercial; and created audiovisual remixes for Gil Scott-Heron and Grace Jones. Recently, he has headlined festivals around the world with his new live show, and is presently working on his first audiovisual album.

Special thanks to XL Recordings, ACE HOTEL NEW YORK, and Sud de France Wines.

PopRally is funded by the generous support of Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine Farley.