Massive Attack V Adam Curtis

“Music and celluloid have been used together countless times but never quite like this.”
The Guardian  (London)


An extraordinary collaboration connecting the dark, intense music and visual work of Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack with the thought-provoking vision of documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, this site-specific event is a new kind of imaginative experience that integrates music, film, politics, and breathtaking moments of illusion in a hallucinatory ride through the dreams and hidden realities of our strange, anxious age.

Collaborating with Del Naja and Curtis are a visionary team of artists and designers that also includes the innovative art and design practice United Visual Artists (whose commissions for venues such as Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum intersect sculpture, architecture, live performance, and digital installation). This groundbreaking production includes performances by Massive Attack and places the audience at the center of arresting stories of politics and power over the past 30 years.

U.S. Premiere
Created by Adam Curtis and Robert Del Naja
Designed and staged by Robert Del Naja and United Visual Artists in collaboration with Es Devlin

With thanks to Felix Barrett

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis is commissioned by Park Avenue Armory, Manchester International Festival, and Ruhrtriennale International Festival of the Arts.

This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the British Council.

Complimentary public programs are presented in partnership with the British Council.

Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, The Charles Evans Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation.

Photo: James Medcraft

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September 28 – 30 at 8:00pm
October 2 – 4 at 8:00pm

Performances are sold out, but a limited number of tickets are still available for our Armory After Party fundraiser.


General Admission. There is no traditional seating available for this performance.

WARNING: Strobe lights are used during this performance

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Celebrate closing night at the Armory After Party on Friday, October 4! Tickets include admission to the sold-out final performance and the official after party in our historic rooms with an open bar, local eats, and live DJ.


Join us after performances when the bars will be open in our historic period rooms for libations with fellow attendees. Please note that there will not be After Hours following the October 4 performance.


Discussion with Adam Curtis
Sunday, September 29 at 6:00pm
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Viewing Media Through an Artistic Lens
Thursday, October 3 at 6:00pm
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