The World’s UnFair: After Dark
Friday, September 22, 2023*
*Rain date: September 23
Don’t settle for just one trip to The World’s UnFair! New Red Order and Creative Time invite you back to the fairgrounds after dark to collectively commit crimes against reality at two experimental live events. Weaving together a music festival, film screening, and academic symposium, The World’s UnFair: After Dark promises an unreal experience.
The New York City-based musician and artist’s work is at once personal and abstract, described as ‘nihilist queer revolt musik,’ with performances and recordings that shift between genres while subjecting the characteristic elements—melodies, beats, instrumentation—to distortion until the point of transformation.
KILT (Raven Chacon + Bob Bellerue)
Diné-American composer, musician and artist Raven Chacon, known for connecting Diné (Navajo) worldviews and relationship models with Western classical, avant-garde, and art-music traditions, performs with KILT group member, Bob Bellerue, a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn.
Award winning Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, composer and academic, Dr. Suzanne Kite’s practice explores contemporary Lakota ontology through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Kite often works in collaboration with family and community members.
Uyarakq (Aqqalu Berthelsen)
Born in Nuuk, Greenland and now living in Ottawa, Canada, Berthelsen aka Uyarakq works in the Indigenous circumpolar hip hop and rap scene with a foot in two continents, the North American arctic and the European arctic.
White Boy Scream
Los Angeles vocalist and composer Micaela Tobin uses her classical opera trained voice, dissected and extended through electronics, oscillating between extreme textures of noise, drone, and choral sound walls, in a modern, experimental noise approach, part sonic ritual, part diasporic storytelling. On her latest release, ‘BAKUNAWA’, she pays homage to the pre-colonial mythology of her motherland, the Philippines.
An artist working in an expanded practice, Young (born 1975, Tahlequah, OK) incorporates sound, video, documentary, animation, installation, socially engaged art and experimental music. A founding and former member of the artist collective Postcommodity, his work often draws upon the spiritual and the political to complicate and subvert notions of the sublime.
Saturday, October 14, 2023*—closing weekend!
Look out for the closing weekend lineup announcement, coming soon!
Give It Back Gathering
October 7, 2023*
*Rain date: October 8
Join us for the first Give It Back Gathering in Lenapehoking, bringing together the “Give It Backers” featured in NRO’s film Give It Back: Crimes Against Realty, along with other special guests and a performance by artist and musician, Laura Ortman. The group discussion will center on the possibilities and increasing trend of voluntarily returning land to Indigenous communities.
Lulani Arquette, President and CEO of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (the NACF)
Mayor Kim Bergel, Eureka, CA
Flint Jamison, co-founder of Yale Union
Laura Ortman, musician and composer
Libby Schaaf, former Mayor of Oakland, CA
All public programs and gatherings happen at the Pow Wow Stage in The World’s UnFair:
24-17 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, Queens
Between 23rd St and 45th Ave