mixer: past futures

Featuring live music performance by SUN RA ARKESTRA!

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE PURCHASE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 9PM.

MIXER, Eyebeam’s quarterly showcase for audiovisual performance and interactive art, goes back to the future – to the dawn of the imagined internet.

On Saturday, April 9, MIXER: Past Futures transforms Eyebeam’s vast West Chelsea space into an immersive environment combining video, music, design, and fashion to evoke visions of the future – both utopian and dystopian – as depicted through literature, movies, and video games of the recent past. MIXER: Past Futures conjures the spirit of both early internet theories and visual style, suggesting an alternate version of our own current reality, reflecting what was and what could be.

 
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Eclectic, outrageous, sometimes mystifying but always imbued with a powerful jazz consciousness, the music of Sun Ra has withstood its skeptics and detractors for nearly three generations. And well it should, since Sun Ra has been both apart of and ahead of the jazz tradition during that time. Like Duke Ellington and swing-era pioneer Fletcher Henderson, Sun Ra learned early on to write music in an arranged form that showcased the specific talents of his individual Arkestra members, and he has retained the services of some of these musicians to this day: John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Julian Priester for example since they first joined in the 1950's.

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2011F
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Saturn Never Sleeps was originally created by music producer King Britt and artist Rucyl for two performances specifically dedicated to the music and sound of Sun-Ra. Inspired by the works of classic electronic innovators like Herbie Hancock, Raymond Scott and Delia Derbyshire, the experiment began July 2009 and continued every month at Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia and at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

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2011F
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People: King Britt, Rucyl
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Thunder Horse Video is a post-matrix media art collective and production company consisting of Jude MC, Taran Allen, and Alex Gvojic. The trio has turned heads via their recent collaborations with performance artists such as Gatekeeper, SALEM, White Car, and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never, Games). THV’s aim is to elaborate upon conventional ideas of live performance stage effect, and although their approach can be hosted in numerous cinematic formats, it is antithetically two-dimensional—an assemblage of aesthetic experience.

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2011F
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Ryder Ripps is an artist living in http://NewYork.com. His physical work strives to slow down and freeze a moment of the internet with projects such as Facebook Art, STOCK and SOLID STATE TOMB while his virtual work such as DUMP.FM strives to add to the virtual whirlwind of data. He is a collaborator with MIA, Ryan Trecartin and Nicola Formichetti. He goes HAM all day, everyday.

Eyebeam CV
2011F
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Fever Creative is a digital technologies lab, straddling the art & tech worlds, developing cutting edge tech solutions for clients, and far out experiences for their own amusement.   From BoozBot (a bartending robot) to A.R. apps for fashion magazines, Fever Creative products elicit novel and transformative experiences in their audiences.  Founding members include Eyebeam alums Jeff Crouse and David Jimison. Fever Creative's work has appeared around the globe as part of The Creators Project, and received critical acclaim from New York Magazine, CNN, BBC, New York Urban Eye, Gothamist, and many others. For more information go to their website.

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MIXER, Eyebeam’s quarterly showcase for audiovisual performance and interactive art, goes back to the future – to the dawn of the imagined internet.

On Saturday, April 9, MIXER: Past Futures transforms Eyebeam’s vast West Chelsea space into an immersive environment combining video, music, design, and fashion from an era when 16-bit video games, 28k modems, and Roland TB-303s were at the cutting edge of technology and creativity. MIXER: Past Futures evokes the spirit of both early internet theories and its early graphic style, suggesting an alternate version of our own current reality, conjuring what was and what never came to be.

 
Start Date: 
9 Apr 2011 - 10 Apr 2011
Hours: 
9:00PM-2:00AM
Cost: 
$10 online | $15 at the door
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Partner Organizations: 
Mean Red

Featuring live music performance by SUN RA ARKESTRA!

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE PURCHASE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 9PM.

MIXER, Eyebeam’s quarterly showcase for audiovisual performance and interactive art, goes back to the future – to the dawn of the imagined internet.

On Saturday, April 9, MIXER: Past Futures transforms Eyebeam’s vast West Chelsea space into an immersive environment combining video, music, design, and fashion to evoke visions of the future – both utopian and dystopian – as depicted through literature, movies, and video games of the recent past. MIXER: Past Futures conjures the spirit of both early internet theories and visual style, suggesting an alternate version of our own current reality, reflecting what was and what could be.

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Projects: 3fram.es, Hit Me!
People: Aaron Meyers, David Jimison, Fever Creative, Jeremy Bailey, Kaho Abe, King Britt, Mark Essen, Mean Red, Paul Amitai, Rucyl, Rucyl Mills, Ryder Ripps, Saturn Never Sleeps, Sun Ra Arkestra, Thunder Horse Video
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Partner Organizations: Mean Red
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Mark Essen is a game designer, who lives in Los Angeles and is currently a grad student in UCLA's Design and Media Arts program. His work has been exhibited at FILE in Sao Paulo, the New Museum in New York, MoCCA in Toronto, FACT, [DAM] Berlin, Vice/Intel's international Creators Project, and various other galleries, festivals, and basements.

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2011F
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Aaron Meyers is a designer and programmer using generative strategies in the creation of software and moving image. Since earning his MFA at the USC Interactive Media Division in 2007, Meyers worked in the now-defunct Yahoo Design Innovation Team, taught classes at UCLA Design|Media Arts and continues to work on a variety of interactive projects for diverse clients that have included Digg, Radiohead, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Prior to working as a Fellow at Eyebeam, as a Research Associate, Aaron was a frequent collaborator of Jeff Crouse, Eyebeam senior fellow. Their projects, Praying@Home and The World Series of 'Tubing were presented at Eyebeam MIXER events in March and June 2009, respectively.

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