A secret evening event featuring Blood Orange, Choire Sicha, Barbara Nitke and more
The Lost Lectures: NYSecret NYC Location (NYC, NY) Map it $25
After stints in London and Berlin, this hip lecture series comes to New York with six world-class speakers taking to the stage with performances, interactive demos and installations. Strap in tonight for mind-blowing moments from musician Blood Orange, "anti-blogger" Choire Sicha, photographer Barbara Nitke, scientist Marc Abrahams, the Flex troupe and Amanda LePore, who boasts the most expensive body on earth. Only tickets holders can unlock the evening which is co-hosted by the fabulous folks at Hyperallergic.
Following months of meticulous planning and some stealth cross-Atlantic communications, we are SO excited to announce that The Lost Lectures lands in New York on 25th April 2014. Following our exploits in London and in Berlin, we’re finally ready to strap on our flying goggles once again with the NY skyline firmly in our sites. New York, this one is going to be special.
For our NY launch we have partnered with Hyperallergic to devise our most prodigious production to date. We have gained access to an unbelievable, secret location which we’ll be transforming for one incredible evening: 6 World-Class speakers each with 15-20 mins on the Lost stage, performances, interactive demos and installations…this will be an immersive experience unlike any-other.
For the uninitiated, The Lost Lectures is a secret evening event. Only ticket holders find out where the event is taking place (instructed via email a few days before). Please be reassured that is within striking of work-places (no more than 40 minutes by subway from Union Square, door to door) Tickets are extremely limited and can be found by clicking the tab below.
Speakers include Blood Orange, Choire Sicha, Barbara Nitke, Marc Abrahams and one secret speaker as well as some as-yet unannounced surprises. We literally cannot wait for this to land. Full speaker details are below.
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DEV HYNES | BLOOD ORANGE
Any music lover worth their salt will already have Dev firmly on their radar. A musician with the golden touch, he’s been at the helms of some of the most iconic bands to emerge in the last decade, from the legendary dance punk group, Test Icicles, to the haunting, funk infused Blood Orange. Drawing on genres left and right and producing signature sounds unlike any other, Dev is a force to be reckoned with. He’ll be joining us to discuss the deep influence of synaesthesia on his work (the ability to see sound as colour) and treat us to standout live performance to close out the show.
Barbara is a photographer who’s work can be seen in galleries across the world (though usually behind a black curtain). In the 70’s she worked extensively in porn and BDSM industry documenting the professional and personal lives of its stars. Despite the provocative subject, her photos are noted for their unexpectedly lyrical quality, capturing moments of loneliness as well as connection. Her incredible new book ‘American Ecstasy’ sets out to explore this era and to pay tribute to the golden age of porn. She’ll be sharing her unique experiences, her work and personal views on ‘sexual expression’.
The New Yorker dubs him ‘the anti-blogger’… But, for all that, Choire’s influence can be felt across all reaches of the internet. He’s served as editor of The Gawker (twice), The New York Observer and co-founded The Awl, ‘an irreverent, all-purpose, media/culture/politics/think-piece/bear-video clusterfuck’ of a website helping us to ‘be less stupid’. He’s even been credited with creating a new idiom. Clearly this anti-blogger knows what he’s doing. He’ll be flip-reversing the lens on his highly acclaimed (and slightly surreal) book Very Recent History to share a tantilising glimpse of the near future of the internet, the subject of his upcoming work.
Marc is a scientist, founder and host of the Annual Ig Nobel Prize, which celebrates all things odd, trivial and well, improbable emerging from the world of science. He is at the forefront of academia’s weirdest quests, honouring scientific achievements that make people laugh and then think. Whether it’s a scientific comparison of apples and oranges; research determining whether Kansas is physically flatter than a pancake or a controlled study of cats being dropped, these are the type of ground-breaking experiments you can read about in Marc’s magazine, The Annals of Improbable Research.
FLEX (IS KING) + DEIDRE SCHOO
Flex are a troop of urban, street dancers performing in Brooklyn. Faced with dwindling prospects, and harsh economic conditions, they turned to dance as a constructive channel for their energy. Flex is based around wild dance battles that include (but are not limited to): body popping, gliding, live birds and backflips. They’ll be talking about the importance of their social project, while amazing us with battles on the night. We’ll be joined by Deidre Schoo who directed a film about them which just made official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and is out for general release soon.