2pm – 4pm Graffiti/Post Graffiti, a testament to street graffiti entering the hallowed grounds of major art galleries and institutions in the early 80s featuring Basquiat and his New York contemporaries. And New York New Wave at PS1 - this seminal show, curated by Diego Cortez features the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and interviews with Kurt Hope and Diego Cortez.
4.30pm – 2.00am Downtown Calling (US 2009, Shan Nicholson, 75 min) Narrated by Debbie Harry, Nicholson’s film – and European premiere - looks at the creative music and filmmaking explosion that occurred in downtown New York in the late 70’s, particularly the birth of hip hop, and features reminiscences from DJ Arthur Baker, graf artist Fab Five Freddy, ESG, and Wild Style filmmaker Charlie Ahearn.
The evening sees a live performance by exotica and Balearic tastemakers Quiet Village, premiering the visual side of their Silent Movie release, a mix of film-inspired electronica and psychedelia.
Plus a visual and audio showcase by Jigoku, aka Lovely Jon and Cherrystones, inspired by classic exploitation cinema.
Followed by UK innovator and special guest international DJ Andrew Weatherall, playing a special post punk / no wave set.