Black & Light Ball 2016


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Kostume Kult Presents

— Black & Light Ball 2016 —
Da Vinci’s Brain

Saturday, May 21st
9pm to 5am
Slake NYC
251 West 30th St between 7th and 8th Avenues


Ticket Tiers: $35 / $45 ($25 sold out)
More at the Door (if available)
Drink Specials all night
21+


RSVP

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This year, Kostume Kult’s annual black-lit mind blower pays homage to
the creative spark and the workings of the human brain. Preluding
Burning Man’s 2016’s theme, “Da Vinci’s Workshop”, we dive into the
mind of one of the worlds most prolific artist-inventors mixing in
neurobiology and black-lit Italian Renaissance fashions. Like a Makers
Fair on acid, this three-floor club will include a mix of high-tech
gadgetry, black-lit art, glowy costumes and banging DJs. Dancing &
performers in multiple rooms, makers projects throughout.
Entertainment guaranteed 🙂


THEME

Whereas all black light reactive fashions will work, to play
along with the theme, come as mad inventor, luminescent old-timey,
realms of imagination, steampunk, synaptic psychedelia or anything
that glows. Neon interpretations of renaissance-era costumery and
glowing body art encouraged


ART/ ACTIVITIES

A CALL-OUT to MAKERS to display or perform…  Budgets available for
appropriate projects.


DJs

DJs in multiple rooms spinning an eclectic mix of house, disco, funk, and bass…
Dancing til very late with:

Abraham Othwell (House On Mute)
Agent 137 (Juice Recordings)
Anna Morgan DJ (Vitamin B / Heavy / JunXion)
David Kiss (Acid Eastern)
Illexxandra (Vitamin B / Tropic Of Bass)
Katie Rex (Factory Girls)
Mr. JPatt (The Deep NYC)
Salinger (The Deep NYC / Mystopia)


ART & MAKER PROJECTS

Magico Illuminaughty Lounge
Triptastic Visuals by Smooth Imperial & The Russian
Mad Sorcerer Training by Blue Mars
MoonRise & Rainbow Game by Entity Sam
Deep Purple Water
Fornicopter
HyperThalmus
Technicolor Mirage
DaVinci’s Dreams Photobooth
Live Painting Tico Chango
Bodypainting by Christian Diaz, Michael Trotter, Isabella Rodriguez
and more TBA!


PERFORMANCES

An intimate stage with Live Musicians and Singers, LED, Poi and Juju
Jugglers, Installation artists, GoGo Dancers, MC totin’ Fashion and
Body illuminators, Stilt Walkers, a Live Joinin’ Jam and an End of the
Night Open Mic…Plus Surprises!
with:
Billi Shakes & Tuba Wolf
Vegas Valentine & Friends
Liah Alonso
Heather feather
Master Kat Alexander
Sparc Kreativity
Art Art
Astrida
Miss AK
Elena Telford
The Preying Mantis & Friends
Gee Tee
Jim Flynn
Kaitilynnskya


SUBMIT MAKER PROJECTS

http://goo.gl/forms/giRMkz2Iyw


PROPOSE OTHER ART or ACTIVITIES

http://bit.ly/BLB16Artist


TO VOLUNTEER

http://bit.ly/BLB16Volunteer


QUESTIONS?

Producer: Brandon Keeven
Volunteer Coordinators: Stacey Wrangler & Eliza Spear
Music Curation: David Kiss
Photography: Tom Egan
Flyer: Eliza Spear
Ticketing issues: tickets@kostumekult.com


COMMUNITY CODES

Kostume Kult is part of the Burning Man community which takes to heart the spirit behind Burning Man’s ten principles embodying playful fun, inclusiveness and radical expression, amongst others. (full list: http://burningman.org/culture/philosophical-center/10-principles/). Ours is a safe space where we welcome new people while warning everyone to *respect boundaries* and *ask first* whenever photographing or flirting.


ABOUT

Black & Light Ball is our second big Burning Man camp fundraiser… Culture-jamming Truman Capote’s once infamous Black & White Ball, we do something similar but with a mix of trippy light art, dozens of black light cannons and hundreds of particpants in luminescent costumery… A mock-serious faux-formal, this year with an inventor and italian renaissance twist, all forms of innovation and insanity are encouraged.

KOSTUME KULT is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization supporting costuming, themed events and mad fun while bringing wonderful people together. We teach people to create, collaborate and celebrate at a number of public events while producing several annual gala fundraisers to support it all..
To get in the loop, join us at www.KostumeKult.com/join