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Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor

Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor has been collaborating with artists and musicians under a broad spectrum of roles – music video director, installation artist, curator, poster designer, publisher, tour manager, party organizer, bike safety instructor, drummer, fashion designer, photographer, professional stage-diver and probably another whole laundry list of things we haven’t been able to keep up with.

In this interview, we listen to a number of musicians who Nick has made videos for, including Man Forever, Parts & Labor, Ninjasonik, Matt & Kim, Star Fucking Hipsters and Pterodactyl. We'll also be getting peeks at a track by his own band, Psychomania, along with other musicians who he’s worked with and have inspired him, including Leaders, Japanther, Dan Friel, Cerebral Ballzy, Puppies, Mirky-J and the Goddamn Rattlesnake.

We also hear the track “Do the Devo” by Unstoppable Death Machines, around which Nick’s residency at The Clocktower Gallery is based, and hear about the painstaking process with which this video is being produced over the next month.

For more information beyond this interview, read Nick’s project page.


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .