Thirty Days NY is a massive project that I’ve been helping out on for months now, and it’s finally ready to send off into the world! Following the release of Spike Jonze’s robot love story, I’m Here, Absolut Vodka and TBWA teamed up with Spike and the rad dudes behind Family Bookstore, David Kramer and Sammy Harkham, to create a live gallery space for one month only in New York City. But more than just a gallery, it’s a performance space, bookstore and an artist studio– and all the events are free! Located at 70 Franklin Street, Tribeca, Thirty Days will feature weekly performances, symposiums, and showcases from contemporary artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers from all over the world.
Dallas Clayton and I were tasked with creating the online presence for Thirty Days, and it’s evolved into so much more than a blog. In addition to providing daily coverage of live events at the gallery, the site will host loads of original content including exclusive interviews with No Age, Little Joy, The Morning Benders, Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, Sumi Ink Club, and many more. There are so many awesome people contributing stellar content for the site, from We Love You So’s Molly Young to photographer Bryan Derbella to Matt Wolf, the filmmaker behind the stunning Arthur Russell documentary Wild Combination.
Among those participating at the physical space are some of my favorite artists, like Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Ben Jones of Paper Rad (whose designs are all over the space– check out his bookshelves on the upper left of this post), Andrew Jeffrey Wright and SNL’s Fred Armisen, Albert Maysles, Shana Moulton, Matthew Thurber, and Lance Bangs. Take a peek at the full schedule and stop by if you’re in the area! I’m flying out tonight for the opening event on Thursday, which will include sets by the amazing Aska, Brian Degraw of Gang Gang Dance, and a psychedelic light show by Joshua White and cartoonist Gary Panter. Come say hi!