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assume vivid astro focus and Black Meteoric Star at Super #3, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris, 2008. Photo by Yves Malenfer

PopRally Presents: Black Meteoric Star/assume vivid astro focus

Saturday, May 23, 2009, 8:30–11:00 p.m.



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PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.

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PopRally April Picks

Event: Allison Smith: American Pre-Modern Class
Exhibition: Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010
Film: Vampyr
MoMA PS1: King Britt presents MOONDANCE, A Night in the AfroFuture

Join PopRally for the North American premiere of a special performance by Black Meteoric Star (Gavin Russom) and assume vivid astro focus. These artists will transform MoMA's cavernous Marron Atrium into a new audio-visual landscape, bringing you along on an ecstatic journey through the night.

Gavin Russom created Black Meteoric Star in 2006, channeling his love of dance music and culture into minimal, psychedelic arrangements influenced by early techno and house music. International multimedia collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf) will produce a vibrant visual setting for this music, engaging participants in a celebration of dance, sound, and light.

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, acquired by MoMA in 2005, is an extraordinary collection of over 2,500 contemporary works on paper, including pieces by Russom and avaf. The exhibition Compass in Hand, which will be open for viewing during this event, presents more than three hundred works from the gift.

Guests will receive a limited-edition mask designed by assume vivid astro focus to wear at the event. Please be advised: the performance will feature strobe lights, a smoke machine, and lasers.

In conjunction with the exhibition Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection