HOWL! Festival Preview Beneﬁt Presented by Culture Shock Marketing A Video, Music & Performance Event Featuring: The Fantastic Nobodies Thursday, September 3, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Bleecker Street Theatre, Lobby Theatre 45 Bleecker Street (Between Lafayette & Bowery) $10 Minimum Donation
(New York, NY - August 21, 2009) - Culture Shock Marketing (CSM), the New York City-based creative marketing consultancy, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the HOWL! Festival for their 2009 Preview Beneﬁt. The HOWL! Festival, which celebrates the vibrant community of East Village and Lower East Side artists, will kick off its 2009 schedule with a multidisciplinary, mash-up event featuring video art, performance art, music, variety theater and spoken word, curated and produced by Culture Shock Marketing. The preview will beneﬁt HOWL! HELP (HOWL! Emergency Life Project ) and take place on September 3rd from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. at the Bleecker Street Theatre. The event is CSM’s most ambitious production to date.
The annual Howl! Festival, named in honor of the groundbreaking poem by Allen Ginsberg, celebrates the East Village and Lower East Side's role as a preeminent locus of culture. It made perfect sense for the HOWL! organizers to call on Culture Shock Marketing to help get the weekend off to an amazing start. Celebrating her ﬁrm’s anniversary in September, Debra Anderson, CEO and Founder of CSM, saw this collaboration as the perfect opportunity to strengthen her commitment to the Village’s diverse creative community by bringing together a select group of talented artists, performers, musicians and video artists she has worked with and been inspired by since CSM’s successful launch two years ago. The edgy late-night event will include surprise performance elements and will commence with a short video installation featuring ﬁlms by artists including Hugh McGrory, Keith Olwell, and Glenn Marshall. In addition, the ﬁne art of two UK-based artists, Kev Largey and Daniel Lumbini, along with works by other emerging and established contemporary artists, will be presented in an interactive auction with a portion of proceeds to beneﬁt HOWL! HELP. An online auction component in advance of the September 3rd live event will further promote artists’ works and encourage on-site donations. To close out the evening, guests will enjoy an interactive absurdist variety theatre performance by the New York City and Berlin-based art collective, the Fantastic Nobodies, featuring the premier of sonic-duo Das Witness. This collaboration is presented in partnership with Bipolart curator Eric Laine. Anderson showcased Bipolart and the Fantastic Nobodies at CSM’s inaugural curated event at Bushwick Market Fair in May of this year. Programming of additional artists and updated online auction details will be announced soon.
I am Melissa Banigan. I've been many things under the sun, but am currently a single mom raising an amazing kid in Brooklyn, writing novels and short stories, and working on some art (canvases and paper). I also, under the moniker melifera, produce off-the-cusp embroidered clothing and bags.