This week, Eric Phipps sat down with Nicki Ishmael to discuss RIP DIY, a photo show taking place at Cloud City over the next several days.
A group photography show celebrating the lost but not forgotten DIY spaces of Brooklyn, NY.
The DIY music scene in Brooklyn is a constantly changing landscape; venues open and close in the blink of an eye. Brooklyn has been hit particularly hard recently with the closing of some long-standing institutions like Death by Audio and Glasslands. Some will rise from the ashes to create new spaces and new identities, but most will simply fade away, taking with them opportunities for creativity and community.
Twenty photographers come together to create a visual eulogy for this time, space and community. Featuring images from 285 Kent, Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, Dead Herring, Death By Audio, Fitness, Glasshouse, Glasslands, Ho_se, Monster Island, Original Silent Barn, Party Expo, The Glass Door, The Shank, Goodbye Blue Monday, Original location Secret Project Robot, and The Woodser.
Eric also put together a playlist featuring many of the acts presented in the photo show.