Extropic Flare In NY Art Scene

Natasha Vita-More (natasha@natasha.cc)
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 19:23:57 -0700

How wonderful it is when our environments reflect our visions. All too often we assemble in restaurants and shopping centers, corporations and banks, mini-marts and gas stations, that remind us too frequently of the past. Architecture and design really make our ideas sing when we get a sense, a feeling, of being alive and remind us of streamlined extropic transhumanist visions.

Here are some images I recently came across:

A photograph portraying a New York futuristic mini-department store called Ether which looks like an underground technoclub with brilliant purple and green liquid lighting.

An image of the Electric fashion show displaying shock tactics by donning the Alexander McQueen (for Givency) runway. Models wear glowing electronic lights arranged like circuit boards. The show was inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tron. One bodysuit (similar to a catsuit) starts at the neck and completes its luminous array at the tips of the stiletto heels.

A 17,000 square-foot midtown Manhattan nightclub Float on 52nd Street resembles a Japanese tearoom with a mixture of colorful lights and a steely futuristic environment. At first I did a double take on the teahouse/nightclub oxymoron, but when looking at the picture, I can almost hear the music.


Natasha Vita-More: http://www.natasha.cc To Order _Create/Recreate: The Third Millennial Culture_**

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