The 1 Party
Celebrate Artisphere's First Birthday
Sat Oct 8 / 8pm
$15 for first 150; 151+ $20; $30 VIP
Limited number of VIP Backstage Passes available to Artists' Lounge
includes private balcony access overlooking the Ballroom, a swag bag and
$1 drinks. Please note that for those purchasing tickets after 3pm on Saturday, October 8, the code to the exclusive music downloads will be emailed following the event. You will have onsite access to the music via your iPhone or other portable music device.
Celebrate Artisphere's first birthday with an evening of original art, incredible music and off-beat artsy activities. In honor of turning one, Artisphere commissioned local artist and cinematographer Brian Stansfield to create Orbit, a site-specific video work sponsored by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, to light Artisphere's Dome.
Party attendees will get access to downloads of original scores to Stansfield's work created by six artists including folk/ambient musician Aaron Thompson and sound artist Yoko K as well as artists performing live at Artisphere that evening—electro/house/dance DJ supergroup Volta Bureau (in their first live performance), DJ and producer Alvin Risk, DJ Auto Rock, Hays Holladay of Bluebrain and Barcode Orchestra. The music will not be audible to those passing by, however, as it will not be amplified. Rather, the five pieces will be made available in advance for attendees to download and load onto an iPod or portable music player. Using a visual sync at the beginning of the video, they will be able to listen to any musical piece they chose. None of the musicians will have heard what the others have created prior to the unveiling, nor will the video artist have heard what the musicians have done with his work.
The evening also includes live interactive mural creation with artist Arijit Das; You, Me, Them, Everybody LIVE!, a very special edition of Brandon Wetherbee's live comedy variety show; and mini-modern opera with UrbanArias. Sneak peek at Limelight, Saturday Night, a public art installation and video work by Sans façon. For this work, originally commissioned by Artisphere in honor of its 2010 opening, Sans façon created a different approach to city street lighting by replacing two existing street light heads with theatre spotlights, creating an invitation for passers-by to temporarily transform the street into a stage. This video work includes the Clarendon section of Arlington as well as major international cities across the globe. . The 1 Party is presented in collaboration with Brightest Young Things.