Eyebeam launches an exciting new quarterly series with a special one-night-only performance of Brother Islands (Places to Lose People), an “expanded documentary” about quarantine and its machinery, as seen through the sights and sounds of two East River islands. The night’s performances inaugurate MIXER, Eyebeam’s new series dedicated to showcasing leading performing artists in the fields of live video and audio. In addition to live performance by video artists, musicians, VJs and DJs, each MIXER event presents new interactive work by Eyebeam artists that encourages audience participation and creative play. Hybrid in format, and Eyebeam in spirit – collaborative, spontaneous and a little off-the-wall – MIXER electrifies Eyebeam’s Chelsea warehouse for a Saturday night quite unlike any other.
The Change You Want To See gallery will host a collaborative workshop exploring the mashup and remix of audio-visual, social and architectural elements onsite, with local borough-based teenage participants and Eyebeam's educational partners. Each workshop participant will be invited to bring at least three clips to add to a pool of source material. We will consider site-specific “give and take”, and aim to develop “fair-use” guidelines for fellow participants and laymen.
VJ-ing, event-design and space-modification workshops will mix and remix the resources, talents, perspectives of all present, to create a performative party with live audio-visual manipulation, a juice-bar and dancing. As a public party for the Seeders 'N' Leechers 'R' Us outgoing process, thie evening endeavors to seed the imagination of possible futures.