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Meet the visual artists of BangOn!NYC's Elements Festival

Brooklyn's premier summer event is more than just music

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 9 August 2016

BangOn!NYC has made their name in the city for their immersive, multi-sensory events that showcase their top-of-the-line tastemaker abilities. For years, the event runners have committed to keeping their stunning visual productions a vital part of their brand.

This weekend marks BangOn’s third Elements Music and Arts Festival, Brooklyn’s favorite outdoor day event developed around nature’s key elements. 2016’s production will bring on a slew of thrilling components, including a Desert Hearts curated secret "fifth element", Mixmag's Water Stage and an additional roster of talented and unique visual artists.

With art being such a vital characteristic of BangOn’s riveting, creative style, Mixmag took a deeper look into four noteworthy artists who will be showcasing their work at Elements this Saturday.


Incendia is not a formal art collective or team, but rather a concept developed around the love for fire. Inspired by the beauty of a simple flame, founder Cory Glenn spent years creating out-of-the-box pieces before joining a regional burning community and discovering his true calling. Through the years, Glenn has continued to progress in his arts, creating mega-large scale installations showcasing the active flame. Through performance manipulation, presentations of combustion and complex inversion effects, Incendia is fully committed to forming unusual and sensational pieces made to inspire the appreciation of fire.

“I’ve experienced first hand how wondrous and enrapturing the raw forces of nature can be through the lens of human experience," Glenn said. "The crux is in maintaining and harnessing the fine line of danger and chaos.”

Appropriately, Incendia will be building Element’s Fire Stage this weekend, an installation that gives Cory and his team full freedom to express the core of their ideals. The particular piece is a semi-dystopian arrangement, utilizing constructs of burned-out cars, rusted metal and flickering firelight to create an alluring, primal atmosphere.

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