Photos by Eric Harvey BrownMiho Hatori and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, whose video Sugar Water is featured prominently in the exhibition.
- Name: Spectacle: The Music Video
- Date: Tuesday April 2, 2013
- Location: Museum of Moving Image, New York City
- Who was there: Mike D of Beastie Boys and his wife filmmaker Tamra Davis, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, filmmaker Rocky Morton, singer-songwriter and actress Paloma Faith, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio, animator Michael Patterson, filmmaker Martin de Thurah, Benjamin Goldwasser (MGMT), “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box, artist-filmmaker Jeff Scher, Caroline Polachek from Chairlift, video artist Marco Brambilla, filmmaker Lauri Faggioni, interactive artist/filmmaker Vincent Morisset, animator Guilherme Marcondes, animators Fluorescent Hill, filmmaker-photographer Timothy Saccenti
- What was served: Patron specialty cocktails named after iconic music videos
The opening night reception for Spectacle: The Music Video drew leading musicians and filmmakers to the Museum of the Moving Image from New York and around the world. Special guest DJs for the evening were DJ DB and Caroline Polachek from Chairlift. The exhibition opens to the public April 3rd and is on view until June 16th.
Entrance to Art House which features important animated videos
Filmmaker Tamra Davis with her husband Mike D (Beastie Boys)
The Smoke & Mirrors title wall featuring OK Go’s jumpsuits from “This Too Shall Pass”
Guests at Patron’s specialty cocktail wall
VEVO News coverage of Spectacle’s opening night reception.
Michel Gondry’s video for White Stripes “Fell in Love with a Girl”
A-ha “Take on Me” animator Michael Patterson
The exhibition’s In the Beginning room traces origins of the music video up to the launch of MTV. Stephen Johnson’s Moonman for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” video on display.
Singer/songwriter/actress Paloma Faith and friends at the opening of Spectacle: The Music Video
- Social Web