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Lucky Gallery Presents “Nighttime is for Dreaming” Closing Reception, with Rap/Danceattack Project, Big Digits, October 31, 8-12 PM

Michael Gutowski

Michael Gutowski

On October 31st, from 8-12PM, Lucky Gallery is hosting a closing reception for “Nighttime is for Dreaming”, a Halloween celebration under the lights with special guests, Big Digits, a rap/danceattack/computerkiller project based in Cambridge, MA.

“Nighttime is for Dreaming” a collaborative installation of light, sound, imagery and text, from New York artists’ Christoper Coggiano and Alix Sorrell and New Jersey based artists’ Ralph Maratta and “War of the Lightning Bugs”.

Big Digits is MC Mac Swell and TD, the two primary components handling beats, rhymes, and death defying live shows but have recently added the phenomenal live re-mixing and WiiJ skills of DJ Mark E. Moon.

Big Digits consistently play shows in and around the Boston area, varying in venues from basements, to arenas, to art galleries, and college dorms. They have also toured across North America several times; being met with both enthusiastic acclaim and swarms of this continent’s dancing sweaty youth. While keeping the original spirit of rap music nearby, they explore the possibilities and avenues of a genre without heed to the dogma or orthodoxy of any style of music.

Big Digits has been described in variety of ways from: “art rap nonsense” (The Village Voice) to “twisted genius” (The Northeast Performer) to “You guys dress like mummies and hit drums and dance, that shit’s awesome” (some dude on the street), they kind of all fit.

Libations will be provided and special treats to those that are in costume. “Nighttime is for Dreaming” but it is also for dancing.

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“Nighttime is for Dreaming” Performance and Artist Reception, October 10, 7-10 PM

“Nighttime is for Dreaming” a collaborative installation of light, sound, imagery and text, from New York artists’ Christoper Coggiano and Alix Sorrell and New Jersey based artists’ Ralph Maratta and “War of the Lightning Bugs”.

Coggiano’s light installations of wire and handmade paper are brilliant colors of organic shapes, pulling spontaneously from his subconscious mind. His whimsical and playful creations bring warmth to your inner child and feed your imagination as if you have just woken from a fantastic dream.

Maratta’s imagery in “Big Dreams” is inspired by the idea that humankind shares a bank of common images; “archetypes” or symbols in the collective or “universal unconscious” as described by the psychologist Carl Jung. Such symbols and themes common to mankind can be found in religion, mythology, fables and folklore. Maratta explores this common imagery in his most recent work.

Sorrell is collaborating with Maratta, interpreting his text and visually displaying it within context of the installation in the gallery.

“War of the Lightning Bugs” is providing an evolving experiment in spontaneous sound inspired by the repetition of each passing day, the aggressive tension of congested roadways, the peaceful dreaming of free time and the happiness of coming home on a Friday night. The soundtrack is a reaction to the imagery and themes of the photos and is used as a mechanism for triggering universal ideas and emotions.

Food and drink will be provided.

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