Tonight! Our final cuboid ceremony at Babycastles Gallery, 137 West 14th Street, New York, NY. 7pm, $8, exhibition closing celebration!

Tonight! Our final cuboid ceremony at Babycastles Gallery, 137 West 14th Street, New York, NY. 7pm, $8, exhibition closing celebration!

Tonight, Saturday August 30th at Babycastles Gallery:
The Personal Experience of Surveillance

The Personal Experience of Surveillance is a series of storytelling panel discussions across New York City that aims to build a shared understanding of the personal impact of surveillance across different kinds of everyday familiar people. 

This is a free event open to people of all-ages, and a suggested donation of $5 is very welcome.

Speakers: 
Syed SalahuddinBabycastles
Basmin UsmaniThe Kominas*
Cyrus McGoldrickBrother Cyrus, Muslim Renaissance Group
Kunal GuptaBabycastles, Silent Barn
G. Lucas CraneSilent Barn, Nonhorse, Party Lab

with a short performance by Brother Cyrus
and a special installation by Party Lab

Thank you for joining our inaugural event.
—Kunal Gupta, Julia Lipscomb, & Syed Salahuddin

*Basim Usmani will be tele-present.

Read more about the Personal Experience of Surveillance series here:
http://thepersonalexperienceofsurveillance.net

( ✹‿✹ ) Tomorrow, Wed Aug 27th at Babycastles Gallery ( ✹‿✹ )
Join us from 5–8pm for the video game release of  ”Dr. Javier Genneheigen’s Chameleon World” a new game built to accompany legendary artist and businessman Jerry Paper's new album “Big Pop For Chameleon World”
ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ PLAY THE GAME FOR FREE AND IN PUBLIC AT BABYCASTLESॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ 
~Refreshments~~Relaxation~~Runts~~Regulation~~Reflection~~Retirement~~~~ALL AVAILABLE~~~

( ✹‿✹ ) Tomorrow, Wed Aug 27th at Babycastles Gallery ( ✹‿✹ )

Join us from 5–8pm for the video game release of  ”Dr. Javier Genneheigen’s Chameleon World” a new game built to accompany legendary artist and businessman Jerry Paper's new album “Big Pop For Chameleon World”

ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ 
PLAY THE GAME FOR FREE AND IN PUBLIC AT BABYCASTLES
ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ 

~Refreshments~
~Relaxation~
~Runts~
~Regulation~
~Reflection~
~Retirement~
~~~ALL AVAILABLE~~~

iasminomarata:

a pic of my of my huge mural for the art show Assalamualaikum Babycastles☆ it’s called “Crossbred,” it’s about 16 feet tall, painted in fluorescent acrylic ink, and lit by eight blacklights ☆ it’s about my experience being arab-american / half-white half-arab 

the show is open at Babycastles through august, so if yr around, go see it!!!!! ( )ノ there’s a great writeup/more info on the show here 

photo credit: aymann ismail / ANIMALNewYork)

Join us 8/15 for MoMA TEENS Summer 2014 Teen Art Show!

momateens:

You are invited. 

M o M A    T E E N S
Summer 2014 Teen Art Show

Join us for the Opening Night Reception celebrating the artwork and community created during IN THE MAKING Summer 2014!

located at:

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman
Education and Research Building
The Museum of Modern Art
4 West 54 St.

momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!
momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!
Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!

momateens:

Babycastles Arcade: Week 5!


Building our arcade— It’s all coming together!

mantramundana:

#Assalamualaikum (at Babycastles)

After-party tonight at the Gallery!

benjaminsisto:

One night only! Everyone is welcome. Retired chefs, non judgmental Radfems, critical vinyl-only DJs, jocks, Series A Round angels, Slavic mystics, N+1 contributors, fedora returners, rap holograms, D’Fwan,

Here is some more info

Tomorrow, June 6th at Babycastles Gallery…

~~Martha Hipley, Syed Salahuddin, Ari Spool and G Lucas Crane are growing by leaps and bounds! Celebrate their GEMINI BIRTHS AND RASTA BANANA FANDOM!~~~~~


Enjoy the musical stylings of:

ⓙⓔⓡⓡⓨ ⓟⓐⓟⓔⓡ, a very chill large-size rasta banana, playing 100% new tunes!!
http://jerrypaper.bandcamp.com/

ⓟⓡⓘⓝⓒⓔ ⓡⓐⓜⓐ, two fair rasta banana princesses, DJing 100% hot sex dance tunes!!
http://princerama.com/

ⓗⓔⓐⓣ ⓢⓒⓐⓛⓔ, a blog-style rasta banana, DJing 100% smooth sex dance tunes!!
http://heatscale.tumblr.com/

It’s all happening at the NEW Babycastles Gallery on 14th Street on the magical fairly isle of Manhattan.


~~~~COME CIRCLE THE DIGITAL CUBOID~~~~

Babycastles' current exhibition is ASSALAMUALEIKUM BABYCASTLES, which you can read more about here!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1418549811751798/

$5 entry to support our musical guests and lovely staff!!


~~~~VIBE WITH THE FLESH RACERS~~~

Tonight at Babycastles Gallery!…

Assalamualaikum Babycastles, the premiere exhibition at Babycastles Gallery!

May 27th – August 31st, 2014

Opening Reception
Tuesday May 27th, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Babycastles Gallery
137 W 14th St, New York
 
The premiere exhibition at Babycastles Gallery, Assalamualaikum Babycastles is an exploration of the “lived Muslim experience” through the embedded narratives of independent, contemporary video games. These stories capture the various threads of Muslim life throughout the world and deal with subjects such as surveillance, war, and classical Muslim art. The games give visitors the agency to partake in these experiences inside Babycastles Gallery, where an immersive, physical installation inspired by Islamic aesthetics and created by contemporary artists houses the work. In addition to independent game developers, Assalamualaikum Babycastles will also feature work from “modders” who appropriate existing, western-based video games and visually fashion them into experiences that reflect their own.



: :: ::: :::: GAMES :::: ::: :: :

ENGARE
Mahdi Bahrami (Iran)

FARSH
(Mahdi Bahrami, Iran)


A DARK ROOM
Amir Rajan (Texas)

قلب
Ramsey Nasser (NY)

GRAND THEFT AUTO INDONESIA
Unknown

SPECIAL FORCE 2
(Lebanon)


: :: :::  INSTALLATION ARTISTS  ::: :: :

Nanu Al-Hamad

Stewart Bird

Ramsey Nasser

Terror Pigeon

 
: :: ::: :::: VISUAL ARTISTS :::: ::: :: :

Uman Nyako X

Iasmin Omar Ata

(via eyebodega)

letterracer:

Ratking “So It Goes” Album Release Party 137 W 14th Street @Babycastles GALLERY
April 8th, 2014

Woah, this is gorgeous.

momateens:

Free art courses for NYC teens. 

Apply HERE.

Friday April 11 at BABYCASTLES GALLERY137 W 14th St, New York
RSVP REQUIREDrsvp to rsvp@babycastles.com♛ ♛ ♛ MUSICA ♛ ♛ ♛TRABAJOw/ DJ Sets by:HEAT SCALE (Ari Spool and Rob Chabebe)DJ AMBIENT TEEN (Steph Davidson)8 pm–midnight♛ ♛ ♛ CURRENT EXHIBITION ♛ ♛ ♛SOMETIMES WE EXPLODEAn Exhibition of Underground NYC Through Video Games and Hip HopSOMETIMES WE EXPLODE is special preview exhibition of video games in collaboration with XL Recordings at the site of the upcoming Babycastles Gallery. These video games are works of independent creative expression by individual artists or by small teams, and they reflect the realities, fantasies, and curiosities of different populations that share, co-exist, and conflict within New York City.♛ ♛ ♛ ARTISTS & GAMES ♛ ♛ ♛SUYIN LOOUI and LADYKILLAS (NYC)"Hey Baby", "a fictional [New York] where women could freely roam the streets without consequence."SHAWN ALLEN and NUCHALLENGER (NYC)”Treachery in Beatdown City”, an independent game set in New York City by artists of color who were born, raised, and live in New York.JOE KOWALSKI recently of DOUBLE FINE (NYC)”Third Rail”, a multiplayer game that lets you redesign the New York City subway systemDAVE GILBERT and WADJET EYE (NYC)”Shivah”, an adventure featuring a New York City rabbi exploring the nature of morality and corruption in religious institution.NATE HILL (NYC)”Race Warriors”, A video game hack by Harlem performance artist Nate Hill that delivers a customized race war scenario for each userTHECATAMITES (IRELAND)”Crime Zone”, a post-structuralist adventure in which you are every police officer.WIKI (NYC)Video game cabinetHAK (NYC)Video game cabinetSPORTINGLIFE (NYC)Video game cabinet+ A SPECIAL $$$ GUESTCASSIUS FOWLER…♕…ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ…⑅…

Friday April 11 at BABYCASTLES GALLERY
137 W 14th St, New York

RSVP REQUIRED
rsvp to rsvp@babycastles.com

♛ ♛ ♛ MUSICA ♛ ♛ ♛

TRABAJO
w/ DJ Sets by:
HEAT SCALE (Ari Spool and Rob Chabebe)
DJ AMBIENT TEEN (Steph Davidson)

8 pm–midnight

♛ ♛ ♛ CURRENT EXHIBITION ♛ ♛ ♛

SOMETIMES WE EXPLODE
An Exhibition of Underground NYC Through Video Games and Hip Hop

SOMETIMES WE EXPLODE is special preview exhibition of video games in collaboration with XL Recordings at the site of the upcoming Babycastles Gallery. These video games are works of independent creative expression by individual artists or by small teams, and they reflect the realities, fantasies, and curiosities of different populations that share, co-exist, and conflict within New York City.

♛ ♛ ♛ ARTISTS & GAMES ♛ ♛ ♛

SUYIN LOOUI and LADYKILLAS (NYC)
"Hey Baby", "a fictional [New York] where women could freely roam the streets without consequence."

SHAWN ALLEN and NUCHALLENGER (NYC)
Treachery in Beatdown City”, an independent game set in New York City by artists of color who were born, raised, and live in New York.

JOE KOWALSKI recently of DOUBLE FINE (NYC)
Third Rail”, a multiplayer game that lets you redesign the New York City subway system

DAVE GILBERT and WADJET EYE (NYC)
Shivah”, an adventure featuring a New York City rabbi exploring the nature of morality and corruption in religious institution.

NATE HILL (NYC)
Race Warriors”, A video game hack by Harlem performance artist Nate Hill that delivers a customized race war scenario for each user

THECATAMITES (IRELAND)
Crime Zone”, a post-structuralist adventure in which you are every police officer.

WIKI (NYC)
Video game cabinet

HAK (NYC)
Video game cabinet

SPORTINGLIFE (NYC)
Video game cabinet



A SPECIAL $$$ GUEST
CASSIUS FOWLER

…♕…
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
…⑅…

On top of all the other things we have going on next week, we’ll also be hosting another installment of our Indie Tech Talk series at NYU’s Game Innovation Lab. This month’s talk will feature Double Fine’s Senior Gameplay Programmer Anna Kipnis, who will give a broad overview of how dialog gets into a Double Fine game, from the moment a line is written, to hearing and seeing the line in the engine, even in a foreign tongue, and what tech is required to make it all happen. There’s a facebook event with more info, and you can use that to RSVP as well!

If you follow us on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been very active in the past week. We’ve made some pretty amazing announcements, but in case you missed it I wanted to catch you up.

ʕ•͓͡•ʔ-̫͡-ʕ•̫͡•ʔ From April 8th-13th we will be collaborating with NYC hip-hop trio RATKING to bring you a special curation in celebration of their new album So It Goes. ʕ•͓͡•ʔ-̫͡-ʕ•̫͡•ʔ

At times other than the parties, this curation will be FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from April 8th through April 13th at 12pm - 8pm. We’ll be showcasing Hey Baby, Treachery in Beatdown City, Third Rail, Shivah, Race Warriors, and Crime Zone. We’ve created a facebook event with all this information for reference and any updates

We are planning on hosting three events in our brand new BABYCASTLES GALLERY, with the opening on April 8th featuring a special performance from RATKING themselves. 

Then on Saturday, April 12th we are very excited to be collaborating with our friends at Different Games by hosting their after party! You will have to be registered as a Different Games attendee in order to gain admission to the party, which we strongly recommend you do. On a personal note, Different Games was one of my favourite events of last year and I (EMi) strongly recommend you attend both Different Games and our after party that follows.

There will be one more event on Friday April 11th, with details TBA. Admission for this night will be extremely limited and RSVP will be required, so we’ve prepared a special part of our website where you can do that (fish!!!)

This is going to be really fun. We look forward to seeing you!!

-EMi