Follow us on:


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


Clocktower Exhibits & Events is home to an archive of interviews with artists, curators, musicians, organizers, and more who have participated in Clocktower exhibitions and events throughout our organization’s history.

Many of the below recordings were documented while Clocktower was in the midst of a transformation. The original name, The Clocktower Gallery, was given to the exhibition, residency, and performance space in TriBeCa, founded by alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After 2001, the Clocktower Gallery re-inaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of Art International Radio. In 2013, we moved on from our downtown Manhattan location, and have since renamed the organization Clocktower Productions, a title which encompasses our radio, exhibition, and event programming.

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.

NB: Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section.