About the Grant

$35,000 to support Brooklyn Babylon (MAP 2011), a new multimedia performance work by Danijel Zezelj and Darcy James Argue.

About the Project

The tale of a graphic megalopolis told with music, animation, and live painting, Brooklyn Babylon is a multimedia performance with visuals by Danijel Zezelj and music by Darcy James Argue. All three performance elements are presented onstage simultaneously, and work in-concert to present a central narrative about urban sprawl and neighborhood displacement—a story about the highest tower in the world being constructed in the heart of futuristic Brooklyn.

The main character, an old carpenter named Lev, is commissioned to create an elaborate carousel, which will crown the monumental building. The music performed by Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society compliments the visual aesthetic, seamlessly combining and juxtaposing influences from a variety of genres and time periods; it functions equally with the projections and live painting in creating the narrative.

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