“Mama Coconut” Adriana Kaegi premieres new art video at NYC’s Fashion Night Out
Written by admin on September 10, 2011
New York’s third annual “Fashion Night Out” not only showcases the city’s most stories and intriguing boutiques, the all-night event continues to feature enchanting surprises for those who are looking for more fun. This year, Kid Creole and the Coconuts co-founder, electronica queen and multi-talented artist Adriana Kaegi premiered her newest video project at the new Italian clothing and accessory shop, Baci, nestled in the NoLita neighborhood on Mott Street.
Kaegi, who is also the President of Dear Addy Digital Media, revealed her latest video art creation, “No Street Compares to Mott Street” to several patrons and visitors to Baci’s. She treated them to a virtual collection of photos she took throughout the years of being inspired by the quirkiness and colorful characters of Mott Street. The subjects ranged from a smiling snowman, to an alignment of colored padlocks to candid shots of the locals to street signs to an interestingly-arranged collection of garbage. Kaegi cheerfully considers “No Street Compares to Mott Street” a tribute to the lively and diverse neighborhood.
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While she has the innate ability to find art in many of the things people see and take for granted, Kaegi says she has been known to stop in the middle of a conversation to take her camera out and capture something that inspired her at the moment. That is part of what makes Adriana delightful as an artist, a performer and person.
The part surreal, part whimsical “No Street Compares to Mott Street” is available as a flash drive and audio DVD on Adriana’s web site.
Baci is a delightfully elegant boutique, specializing in imported Italian jackets, clothes, boots and accessories with a pleasantly-arranged garden in the back. The curator, Batia, is a seasoned\ fashion professional who brings in top fashions by exquisite Italian designers with who she has developed long-standing relationships.