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At Middlesex dance party CVLT, visuals take centerstage
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At your standard dance party, visuals can often seem like an afterthought. But for a party to be a special and not merely an elaborate, expensive way to get hammered, it has to transport you somehow, take you out of your everyday life and maybe even your everyday persona. Stepping into a space that’s been transformed from a familiar bar into a live piece of art creates a barrier between the world of the party and the real world outside. That’s what happens at CVLT, an elusive, semi-retired art and dance party that will pop up at Middlesex Lounge tonight for one night only. I talked to Robert McElaney, the visual artist behind the night, about how he does his thing. More