21 August 2010
Fifth and Final Project MUM
A Homage to
george clinton & the p-funk mothership
Somerville Arts Council
rain or shine
5 DJs celebrating 5 years of MUM, Somerville’s largest outdoor dance party!
Flack * Pace * Axel Foley * Wayne & Wax * Brother Cleve
Project MUM returns! Meet Under McGrath for Somerville’s annual intergalactic dance party. ARTSomerville, the folks who run the Nave Gallery, are making this year’s event a tribute to George Clinton & the P-Funk Mothership. Join us outdoors, rain or shine, under McGrath Highway for a night of FUNK spun by DJs Flack, Wayne & Wax, Axel Foley, Pace and Brother Cleve. This urban space odyssey will be transformed by out of this world lighting (and disco ball) by Todd Lewis Sargent, a video space mashup by VJ Dziga, and the return of last year’s Space Girls and Alienettes, led by Carey Foster and Peneny Pinnette.
Participants are encouraged to come outfitted with their best Funkadelic space attire!
29 august 2009, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Presented by ARTSomerville and the Somerville Arts Council
space – somerville’s final frontier!
Project MUM, an open-air dance party under McGrath Highway, moves into orbit for 2009. This year’s event creates an intergalactic space odyssey featuring four hours of music spun by DJs flack, wayne and wax, axel foley & pace. An out of this world environment created by lighting whiz Todd Sargent sets the stage for an unforgettable outdoor dance party. A video mashup of space scenes both real and imagined will be shown by vj dziga. Celebrity danceoffs led by Carey Foster will provide inspiration for earthlings shaking it on ground level. You won’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to find the best Saturday night dance scene; this gritty urban space odessy is only minutes away from Union Square, Somerville. Particpants are encouraged to come in their best space attire! A contest will be held at held at midnight, award a one-year supply of TANG!, the drink of astronauts.
MC: dr. dooriddle
DJs: flack, wayne & wax, axel foley, pace
Cosmic Video Mashup: vj dziga
Space Odyssey Lighting & Effects: Todd Sargent
Alienettes: Carey Foster, Jude Heichelbech, Penney Pinette, Amy Strong, Terra Weaver
Costume Design: Penney Pinette
Video Documentation: charles daniels
Space – Somerville’s final frontier! Project MUM, an open-air dance party under McGrath Highway, moves into orbit for 2008. This year’s event creates an intergalactic space odyssey featuring four hours of music spun by a team of DJs led by DJs flack, yamin, axel foley & pace. Lighting by illuminist Todd Sargent sets the stage for an unforgettable dance party. Special visual effects by by vj dziga. Celebrity dance stages led by veteran Boston performer carey foster, serves as inspiration to those of us shaking it on ground level.
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, City of Somerville, www.somervillema.gov
Richard Sullivan, Commissioner, DCR Massachusetts
Gregory Jenkins, Rachel Strutt and Lauren Leeman, Somerville Arts Council
Todd Sargent, Illuminist Extraordinaire
Nancy Aylward, Office of the Mayor, City of Somerville; Kelvy Bird; Melissa Brassil; David Breen, VDA Productions; Tori Costa; Stan Czesniuk; Paul DiMattia, MUM 2008 logo design, www.pauldimattia.com; Charles Daniels, Video, www.charlesdaniels.us; Lauren Dare, Press Intern, Somerville Arts Council; Shelbia Djelassi; Teresa Dovidio; Stephanie Easton; Ben Epstein; Michelle Fiorenza; Tony Flackett; Keith Foley; Carey Foster; Pace Foster; Trish Ginese: Brian Harris: Will Hedden: Melissa Johnston; Tim Jones: Tonee Jordan: Esther Kennedy: Tim Kennedy: Lauren Ketchum: Joanne Kim: Rafi Kohlberg: Cindy Larson: Michael Lambert, Office of the Mayor, City of Somerville: Maureen Liberatore: Steven MacEachern, DPW,City of Somerville: Nadia Manzoor: Greer Muldowney: Michael Nagle and Camp Kaleidoscope: Chris Nayler: John O’Hara: Matthew Opolski, SPS New England, Inc.: Bess Paupeck, ArtsUnion: Craig Robertson: Frank Santangelo, DPW: Mark Smith, VDA Productions: Anthony F. Taurasi Jr., DCR Massachusetts: V Van Sant: Rick Willette, DPW, City of Somerville: Randy Winchester
18 august 2007
It’s back! Project MUM, a unique and unforgettable open-air dance party, could only take place in Somerville, a city known for its innovative use of art space. This year’s event pays tribute to the glorious 1970s and features four hours of music spun by DJs flack, axel foley and pace, with lighting by Todd Sargent/VDA Productions that provide the perfect backdrop for your fabulous dance moves. Eye-popping video and light sculptures will include a psychedelic slideshow flashback featuring your own authentic 70s photos. Special guest video artistjackbackrack and celebrity dance stages organized by Alissa Cardone of kinodance company, an internationally known intermedia performance and dance troupe based in Somerville.
On August 25, 2006 from 8 p.m. to midnight, hundreds of people gathered for a unique outdoor dance event under McGrath Highway. A fundraiser for 5 local Somerville arts organizations, artsomerville, the somerville arts council, mudflat pottery studio, inc., somerville community access television, brickbottom artist association, MUM featured music by dj brother cleve and spectacular lighting (and mirror ball) courtesy of Todd Sargent and the crew at vda productions.
Why McGrath Highway? Somerville’s wellknown density makes it difficult to hold events in a public arena. The space under McGrath at the intersection of Washington St is a large, safe, open space.
MUM06 was funded by a grant to ARTSomerville as part of artsunion whose primary goal is the economic revitalization of Union Sq through arts programming. Through funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s john and abigail adams program and the City of Somerville, ArtsUnion cultivates and promotes the square’s diverse artist and business community.
Did you know the proper name for a disco ball is a mirror ball as they existed long before the advent of disco? The world’s largest mirror ball is in Glasgow, Scotland.