As220 Foo Fest: AS220 is extremely pleased to announce that the legendary PSYCHIC TV will be headlining the 2014 edition of our annual Foo Fest, taking place on August 9th of this year.
Formed in 1979, out of the termination of Throbbing Gristle, by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti, and Geoff Rushton, PSYCHIC TV has continued to blaze trails in the realms of music, video, performance, art, and more. Still fronted by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, PTV3 in 2014 also includes Jeff Berner, Jess Stewart, Alice Genese, and Edley O’Dowd.
Foo Fest, once again, will also feature 12 hours (1pm-1am) of music (with upwards of two dozen local and regional acts), art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, food and drink, AND MORE, outside on Empire Street and inside at AS220!
Save August 9, 2014 as the date to be in downtown Providence for FOO FEST and watch this page for more transmissions in the coming weeks and months where more shall be revealed!
About AS220: AS220 is an artist-run organization committed to providing an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts. AS220 offers artists opportunities to live, work, exhibit and/or perform in its facilities, which include several rotating gallery spaces, a performance stage, a black-box theater, a print shop, a darkroom and media arts lab, a fabrication and electronics lab, a dance studio, a youth program focusing on youth under state care and in the juvenile detention facilities, four dozen affordable live/work studios for artists, and a bar and restaurant. AS220′s facilities and services are available to any artist who needs a place to exhibit, perform, or create original work and its classes and public-access studios are among the most affordable in the nation.
AS220 was founded on the principle that freedom of expression is crucial for the development of strong communities and individual spirits. AS220′s vision for a local unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts was launched in a one-room rental above the Providence Performing Arts Center in 1985 with a budget of just $800. Today, the non-profit owns – and enlivens – three mixed-use buildings, totaling over 100,000 square feet, in the heart of Providence’s downtown and represents a $25 million investment in downtown Providence.
Featured image from the Providence Public Library.