Video: Creating –ism

New this morning from The Architectural League is a video (embedded above) documenting this year’s Beaux Arts Ball, an annual fundraiser that transforms a unique location every year into an unforgettable environment for just one night. This year’s Ball took place at the 69th Regiment Armory and its theme, “–ism,” celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, which introduced Cubism, Fauvism, and Futurism to shocked American audiences and fundamentally shifted the cultural landscape. The 11-minute video explains the inspiration and design process behind the architectural environment created by Situ Studio and the amazing 15-foot-tall puppets created by Processional Arts Workshop (along with many dedicated volunteers) and shows some incredible footage of how everything came together during the event itself. Watch the video above and visit the League website for more photos from the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball.

Video produced by Ben Neufeld for The Architectural League. Music includes excerpts of material composed for the event by Nathan Halpern with Mary Lattimore and Chris Ruggiero. Interviews include Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny from Situ Studio, Sophia Michahelles and Alex Kahn of Processional Arts Workshop, and Gabriel Silberblatt and Ian Veidenheimer from The Architectural League.

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