We’re pleased to collaborate and partner with the Museum of Contemporary Art on the first installment of MCA Prime Time, their new quarterly event series launching this fall. Land and Sea Dept. will be taking over the museum on October 2, from 7-11pm. Tickets available HERE.
Here’s a breakdown of what you have to look forward to:
Electronic artist Dan Deacon will be headlining the event, treating audiences to a live performance, which means lots of audience participation and plenty of theatrics.
The event will also feature the debut of the Impala Sound System, a massive, sculptural speaker wall. Impala Sound Champions will deejay through the system throughout the night.
Psych-folk abstractionist Ryley Walker will be performing over the course of the evening.
Musicians Elliot Bergman (Wild Belle), Quin Kirchner (NOMO) and Erik Hall (In Tall Buildings), Joe Adamik (Califone, Iron and Wine) and Kiara Lanier will be playing from within the Alexandre da Cunha sculpture on the MCA’s front plaza, welcoming guests as they enter the museum.
Domestic Animal and Afterglowings will also be performing over the course of the evening, with a liquid light show and live music piece from Chicago based musicians Drew Ryan and Derek Weber.
FOOD + DRINK
Alongside the interactive art and music elements, bars and restaurants from the Land and Sea Dept. family will be popping up in the museum for the evening.
Parson’s Chicken and Fish will be taking over the patio of the MCA’s outdoor cafe space, red and white umbrellas and picnic tables included. Chef Hunter Moore and principal bartender Charlie Schott will be serving up Parson’s signature dishes and slushies.
Tiki bar Lost Lake and adjoining American-Chinese takeout counter Thank You. will be setting up shop as well, featuring Paul McGee’s signature cocktails and bites from Chefs Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla.
Longman & Eagle’s Off Site Bar will also have a presence at Vibes, complete with bar manager Phil Olson’s drinks and executive chef Matt Kerney’s culinary offerings. as well as donuts from pastry chef Jeremy Brutzkus.
Paul McGee will also be serving up some classic cocktails with a pop-up bar from Cherry Circle Room, Land and Sea Dept.’s latest venture, located in the Chicago Athletic Association hotel.
ART + INSTALLATION + VIDEO
Lilli Carré, Paul Nudd, and Philip Vanderhyden will be contributing pieces for a video program playing over the course of the evening in the main lobby. Chicago-based artists Mike Rea and Josue Pellot will also be showing pieces – Mike Rea will be performing “Band Practice”, a new mixed media piece, while Josue Pellot will be bringing a sculpture to the MCA for the night.
Jeremiah Chiu (Plural) will be showing his ‘Smartphone Symphony’, an interactive art piece inviting participants to play tones via their smartphones’ web browsers. The resulting cacophony creates a user-generated symphony.
LIVE SCREEN PRINTING
Live screen printers HIT+RUN will be setting up shop at the MCA for the evening. Created by California-based artists Brandy Flower & Michael Crivello, HIT+RUN will be creating made to order tees and totes, live at the event, with original art from Juan Angel Chavez, Stephen Eichhorn, Wyatt Grant, HIT+RUN, Cody Hudson, and Adam Scott.
In keeping with the theme of the evening, Vibes, and the overall spirit of collaborating with friends,
Land and Sea Dept. will be curating the LSD Mini-Mart® on the MCA’s ground floor. The mart will feature a collection of creatives from across many creative disciplines, all showcasing art, design, publications, objects, and records.
Participants include Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Devening Projects + Editions, Drag City, LVL 3 w/ The Arts of Life, No Coast, PATRON, The Pitchfork Review, Pot Shop, Sonnenzimmer, Tan & Loose Press, and WesternXeditions.
The Mini-Mart will also feature a video program curated by Ryan Travis Christian, featuring pieces from Nate Bernot, Shana Moulton, Allison Schulnik, Brent Weinach, Scott Wolniak and more, as well as music from Drag City.