UNDER THE SCOPE: the main event!

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Here are some pics from my fully interactive, experiential installation for Basel week 2012, Under The Scope. 

Being stationed on Washington Avenue was really cool...we had so many passers-by stop to play!  Annnd, since South Beach is my home, it was great to do something on this side of the bridge.  Take a look at these shots from Peter Vahan, and stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes video coming soon!!!

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A big huge thank you to everyone who came out and gave the scope a spin!  Also, major props to

William Ryan Fritch

for his original soundtrack that accompanied the piece, and to my tech genius,

Alain Lores

.  I am lucky to call them both friends and colleagues, and each of their contributions made my idea come to life in the most amazing way.  But most of all, mega thanks to everyone at

Chalk Miami

who believed in this idea and made it all possible!!!

UNDER THE SCOPE: Miami Art Basel 2012


Miami-based artist Jessy Nite has forged a reputation for creating site-specific experiences that challenge and inspire viewers.  Launching during Miami’s fair week on Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m. at 1234 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, her latest show Under The Scope will again offer a window into Nite’s world of opulence, excess, addiction and tropical dreams.

"I've been painting kaleidoscopic images of things that cloud my head... wealth, excess, vice,” said Nite.  “With Under The Scope, I wanted to go beyond showing their representations and toward making them feel real."

A large kaleidoscope revealing the objects of Nite’s affection will be affixed to the sidewalk on Washington at 12th Street, inviting guests to take it for a spin.  With live video and projection mapping, the user will be immersed in the visuals of the scope as they’re broadcasted on one of Miami Beach's historic Art Deco buildings.

Nite explains, "I want people to feel powerful and dreamy when they use my kaleidoscope.  With giant swirling compositions of jewels, drugs and color, they’ll be entering the imaginary world from which I create.”

Following an explosive year with exhibitions and installations at Primary Projects, the Color Me Porno pop-up, Miami Modern Luxury’s 5th Anniversary and most recently, a City Commission by Hollywood’s Community Redevelopment Agency, Under the Scope is Nite's first step into the digital side of experiential contemporary art.  "My work as a digital art director has brought so many talented tech specialists into my creative space, and I have been plotting interactive art experiences with them in mind.  I'm excited for this opportunity to leap into a new medium."  

Under the Scope opens with full interactivity on Thursday, December 6 from 9pm-3am, with complimentary cocktails and a reception hosted by Chalk Miami and NFA.  Live video from the event will be captured and displayed on site both Friday and Saturday night, December 7 and 8 from 9pm-5am.

JESSY NITE X TROPICULT: Interactive Digital Takeover!

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Local culture blog, Tropicult.com, has been working to bring together traditional artists and the digital medium.  With a couple artists already lined up (including my buddy Gustavo Oviedo), the first project launched TODAY with yours truly!

I wanted to make a couple simple but fun rollovers that were bright, tropical and total raaaaadical drawings you would've found on my high school text book covers.  So, go try it out!!!  Give it a sec to load up before you start, but roll over the logo, waves, and more for a little Jessy Nite style fun.

ooh!  Annnnd Tropicult is throwing a party to celebrate!  Heres the info...dont miss it :D

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COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: the video

JESSY NITE from Josh Mac on Vimeo.

check out this awesome little vid from the Color Me Porno: Playhouse opening, that Josh Mac put together for me!  he made the super dope Yeah Boy vid i posted earlier and totally showed me love this one.    Don't miss the next interactive show...this one was like, retardo fun!  hope you can get a sense for it when you watch.. THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made it totally insane... I love you so much for it.

COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: World Red Eye Pics

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check out some party pics of the NFA House Party and Color Me Porno install!  Thanks so much guys!  Link here 

COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: video love

NFA X YB HOUSE PARTY from Josh Mac on Vimeo.

Check out this video that the yung ones at YEAH BOY Clothing put together.  It captures the vibe of the houseparty so well, and has some awesome shots of the Playhouse.  Shout outs to my girl DJ ELLE for rocking my opening so hard and of course, love to Tom La Roc and the NFA crew: TonyG, Tony Bird and Tommy Clark.  What a fucking sick nite!!!

PORNO PLAYING CARDS: new merch!!!

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I have been waiting a VERY long time to have these made, and am very excited to present to you, the official Jessy Nite Dirty Playing Cards!!!  They make an AWESOME gift, and are only $15/deck, so grab em from my webstore while theyyyy hottttt!!!

"Whether you wanna play the game, or just spreaddddd em to show the world, these regulation sized poke-her playing cards are perfect for the freak in us all. All cards are designed by Jessy Nite and each are unique, but with a lineup like this, who really looks at the number cards, anyway???

52 cards + Jokers, comes in clear plastic case"

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COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: the opening!!!

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(some of the girls before the coloring....and me after FINALLY finishing the install)

well well well wellll welllllllll...you guys have certainly outdone yourselves this time!!!  Jesus!  I just want to extend a really huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the show on Friday! Man...that was just too much fucking fun!

Seeing everyone color the girls, lifting each other up for the dirty werd search, and get totally shitty drunk was so amazing.  My goal was to create an environment that turned my artwork into a fun, horny, drunken, debaucherous evening of interactivity, and I think it definitely worked!  The shit that everyone drew was SO awesome and hilarious, I could've never thought of that stuff myself.

There was a point in the night when, after stepping out for about 45 mins to spoke a joint, the party had officially reached "the next level" once I returned...crayons ground into the floor, people writing on the ceiling, air ducts, window, wood floor, couches, and anything else they could reach.  It was absolutely fucking crazy.  I loved it so much...

I will be photographing the space properly this week, but in the meantime, check out these flicks from the opening.  We will be opening the space for the Aftermath Viewing on FRIDAY, JULY 27th from 9-1am.  Erick Sermon will be spinning live, so DEFINITELY don't miss it!!!!!!!

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(Miami Local PUCHO blessed me with this little section...pure magic)

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(getting upppppp!)

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(me getting so drunk, the camera even saw blurry)

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(some dirty werd search action)

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(i luv dis part)

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COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: Press

Heres a little luv for the Playhouse before we opened. Flavor Pill:

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And check out this recap from Living Proof Mag:

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...and some luv from

World Red Eye:

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