Coverage of the art and music festival Day for Night, including interviews with Alex Czetwertynski, Kiffer Keegan, and Karen Farber. Published in Arts + Culture TX:
Day for Night, the music and art festival now entering its third year, has caused waves in the festival scene for its ability to mesh together art and music into an immersive experience. DFN takes place Dec. 15-17 at the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office building on Franklin Street.
If you’ve been to the event in the past two years, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that every aspect of DFN is mapped out with close attention to detail and with the intention of creating audience engagement at all times. Whether you felt as though the festival was reaching out to you on a personal level or craftily attempting to keep you calm and subdued, you cannot ignore its success.
The installations at Day for Night are massive spectacles that flow between entrancing the audience and causing them to try again and again to capture the experience through their phones. Curated by Alex Czetwertynski, the installations litter the campus, growing year by year and always drawing an audience of their own—some waiting for a band to hit a nearby stage, others opening themselves up to the experience regardless of what goes on around them. Czetwertynski’s focus, for the festival and as a curator in general, is on digital art, a field that he feels needs and deserves more representation.