The founders of Alt + Esc share why they’re rebelling against the traditional art world.
Established and emerging artists share rooms, for free, in underused and historic New York City spaces. We approve everything that comes in, not only for quality control, but for our sense of its relevance in the current cultural climate and our own personal tastes.
I've never considered myself a singer to be honest, but lately I'm coming to terms with the fact that I am a singer and not just a music producer.
I like to think of it as an ode to the power of standing up united. A study of how 'divide and conquer' works on a small scale and how it could be defeated in an ideal world.
I would essentially destroy or obliterate myself in the attempt to match myself to a certain image. And it always involved a tremendous loss- those works are all really tragic because they illuminate what happens when you are willing to abandon everything else in favor of the image.
There are such extremes of living here and there are always new resources popping up and mediums and venues that keep you working. There is such an immediacy to this city.
In general I’m interested in taking content that was meant to document something historical and re-cropping or framing it in a way that is more aesthetic and less documentary, to undercut some of that “authority.”
they possess a sprightly vibe, yet it's unmistakably and curiously entangled with a hardcore, no-bullshit fervor.
I wanted his works to take the foreground but found myself having to create a few visual motifs for some of the music compositions so I tried to make visuals that are more abstract and open-ended that wouldn’t take the viewer’s focus off the music but might give them some subtext for the composition.