Hologram Performance Is Shut Down by Police
The Chicago rapper made a virtual appearance at a music festival outside of Chicago, but the authorities shut it down.
By Joe Coscarelli

Joe Coscarelli:

A performance by the Chicago rapper Chief Keef — or rather, his likeness, beamed live via hologram from California — was shut down by the police on Saturday night in Hammond, Ind., after warnings from the mayor’s office that the performer could not appear, even digitally, promoters said on Sunday.

The surprise appearance of Chief Keef at Craze Fest, a hip-hop festival in Hammond, about 25 miles outside of Chicago, was scheduled after a series of canceled hologram performances by the rapper, born Keith Cozart. Last weekend, a Chicago theater called off a similar show after representatives for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office deemed Chief Keef “an unacceptable role model,” whose music “promotes violence” and whose presence via hologram “posed a significant public safety risk.”

Not an Onion article. Disturbing the peace via hologram. The future is now.

Opens Thurs, Apr 10, 6-8p:

 Matthew Schreiber
Johannes Vogt Gallery, 526 W26th St., NYC #205

this first New York solo exhibition by Matthew Schreiber spans across both exhibition spaces of the gallery and combines works across varying mediums including light sculptures, holography, photography, and an immersive architectural intervention that features a laser diode installation and will take over the entire rear gallery.