Come Together

In 2005 artist Agathe Snow famously threw a 24-hour dance party in a loft on an abandoned block near Ground Zero. “I invited all of my friends,” Snow, then 29, recalls. “It was a sense of New York City after 9/11—we don’t know what’s going to happen, we’re all downtown in Manhattan, we might as well have fun.” With guests that included her late husband, Dash, Ryan McGinley, Rita Ackermann, and Dan Colen, it was one of the most memorable art raves in recent history—and video cameras were rolling the entire time. Now for the ten-year anniversary, the edited footage will debut as a documentary called Stamina, which unfolds in real time and will screen during another 24-hour party at the Guggenheim in New York beginning August 20. Snow’s reason to revisit the event is simple: “It was a moment in New York City that mattered to us.”