SXSW, Miami style? That's the aim of III Points, a music, art, and technology festival scheduled to take over Wynwood this fall.
The festival announced its basic plans and impressive music lineup last week, with acts including James Murphy, Jamie XX, XXYYXX, DJ Shadow, and more taking the stage during its run from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 5. Today, they've rolled out phase two: the art. And judging from the list of Miami creatives coming together at this thing, the visual component of III Points will be just as exciting as the audio.
Among the names: the filmmakers of Borscht Corp.; New Times' Mastermind winner and recent Optic Nerve audience favorite Jillian Mayer; Domingo Castillo of the end/SPRING BREAK; and more.
III Points' art offerings focus on Miami artists (take that, Art Basel), and are curated by the local duo of performance based installation and video artist Tara Long and musician and installation artist Yamil Rodriguez, a duo known collectively as TwinHaus. Their goal: to involve artists who "have outlasted trends and gentrification, and continue to create quality materials and concepts that remain rich and intelligent."
Don't expect to see reruns from the most recent Second Saturday Art Walk, either -- most of the art coming to III Points will be created, from concept to installation, specifically for the festival.
The art will take over several venues around Wynwood, including Wynwood Cigar Company, home of the festival's main stage. An art installation around the stage will incorporate 3D projection mapping, which involves 3D video somehow animating inanimate objects. We're not totally sure what that's all about, but it sounds trippy. There'll also be a piece of performance art there titled "The Drive-In," incorporating "movement, audio, and cars," from artists Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Samantha Kruze, Ana Mendez, and Richard Vergez.
Gramps, Cafeina, and The Butcher Shop are among other venues scheduled to host art exhibits and/or installations.
Here's the full lineup of artists, from III Points' announcement today:
- Ana Mendez
- Bhakti Baxter
- Brian Butler
- Casey Zap
- Chris Video
- Dade Wear
- David Lynch Foundation
- Domingo Castillo
- Jason Peterman with AV-8 Projects
- Tecne Collective
- Jillian Mayer
- John Sevingy
- Lab Miami
- Luis Pinto
- Miami Spaces
- Patricia Margarita Hernandez
- Richard Vergez
- Samantha Kruse
- So It Seems
- Sum Of Us Films
- T.M. Sisters
- Tao Rey
- Torie Zalben
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