Immersive Improv - Inthemix 2007
Last night I checked out the first night of inthemix 2007 - a series of improvised live multimedia performances down at Spin Gallery. The format of each performance featured a video jockey paired up with a musician working turntables or some sort of software or hardware based electronic gear. The resulting video was projected on four screens around the space and audio was transmitted from all directions. Needless to say it was an incredibly immersive environment.
I caught bits and pieces of four acts, but the highlights for me were the pairing of George Bones and Walter Benjamin, as well as "The Corematrix". The Bones vs. Benjamin performance was a tour de force exploration into the deeply nuanced macho stylings that only Ben Affleck can deliver, from Armageddon to Gigli. "The Corematrix" followed with a frenetic live hand-drawn animation that was constantly looping and morphing in scale, orientation, and dimension alongside a solid minimal techno soundtrack. After these performance I had to get outside to let my brain cool off.
Inthemix 2007 continues through until Sunday. The main attraction for tonight is the video stylings of Peter Mettler (of Gambling, Gods, and LSD fame) alongside a host of musicians including minimal techno wizard Tom Kuo. I believe cover is $10.
A smattering of hastily captured screenshots from last night's show, after the jump.
George Bones vs. Walter Benjamin
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