Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We've been working on this for months already, its a joy to finally announce it!
REMEMBER THE FUTURE?
CLICK + DRAG REBOOTS 11/15
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2008
ROB ROTH, CHI CHI VALENTI and XRIS SMACK! UNVEIL
CLICK + DRAG 3:0
"THE HALLUCINOGENIC TOREADOR"
SANTOS' PARTY HOUSE
100 LAFAYETTE STREET NYC
9 PM-4 AM
The pioneering "Cyber/Fetish/Gender-Hacking" party CLICK + DRAG, which ushered out the 20th Century in style, returns as a new large-scale annual this Fall. Two of Click's founding producers - director and visual artist ROB ROTH and impresario CHI CHI VALENTI - join with XRIS SMACK! of the long-running SMACK FETISH parties to shape this latest incarnation. The first of their cyber-spectacles, CLICK + DRAG 3.0: THE HALLUCINOGENIC TOREADOR, will be unveiled on November 15 at sympatico venue SANTOS' PARTY HOUSE.
CLICK + DRAG began as the Saturday-night weekly at Valenti's experimental MOTHER nightclub in 1996 and ran for four years in over two hundred themed editions. The new hybrid built on a body of work called INTERJACKIE, evolved by Roth, Valenti and costume/fashion designer KITTY BOOTS at JACKIE 60, beginning in 1994. With the addition of sex journalist ABBY EHMANN, the four producers explored the interface between nightclubs and computers as CLICK + DRAG built a fanatic following. With their rigorously enforced "STRICT CYBER/FETISH DRESS CODE" the producers ensured that only participants were allowed in. The creative collaboration introduced some pioneering aspects to the Nightworld, including Roth's notorious "Bathroom Cam", and also gave birth to THE MOTHERBOARDS NYC, a nocturnal online community.
When MOTHER closed in 2000 due to spiralling costs in its Meat Market neighborhood, Roth, Boots and Ehmann launched CLICK + DRAG 2.0, a monthly edition at FUN. In its new larger format, CLICK + DRAG was thriving until the events of 9/11 shut down Chinatown for many months. Since the last edition of Click 2.0 that Fall, one of the city's most seminal and creative parties disappeared for seven years - though its many tribes stayed connected online.
CLICK + DRAG 3.0 introduces an even larger format on two floors, preserving the night's strict dress code and pansexual mix of fetishists, artists, gender-hackers and "Glam Nerds." This rebooted evening was inspired by the Dali painting "THE HALLUCINOGENIC TOREADOR", cyber-shamanism, the writings of TERENCE MCKENNA, and the new tribalism that brings Click's audience and performers together both online and at large gatherings worldwide.
The event's two floors will feature multimedia works directed by Roth and installations and performances by many collaborators from the two previous iterations. These include 1.0 producer and Burning Man eminence ABBY EHMANN as the "KINK CONTROLLER", DJs JOHANNA CONSTANTINE and SAMMY JO, Minneapolis-based Trans-Star VENUS DE MARS with her band ALL THE PRETTY HORSES and "Method Go-Go" icon FALON. 21st century additions include sensationalist AMBER RAY, glitter-dusted cabaret troupe THE PIXIE HARLOTS, and DJs JOHNNY DYNELL, the "FAERIE DJ POSSE" MALAKAI and ANGELO (San Francisco) and XRIS_SMACK! The bill, dress code and theme is still evolving - look for full information and box office by mid-October.
$20 ADVANCE, $25 AT DOOR
A STRICT DRESS CODE WILL BE COMPLETELY ENFORCED
TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 10
21 AND OVER
Publicity and Press:
THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC
Click + Drag Facebook Group
Click + Drag MySpace
Rob Roth rob-roth.com
Chi Chi Valenti mothernyc.com/empress
Xris and Smack-Fetish smack-fetish.com
The Motherboards NYC motherboardsnyc.com
Posted by The Jackie Factory NYC at 7:41 PM