So Kurt Polkey and I were pleasantly surprised by a really smart offering at the Haydon Burns Basement this past Artwalk eve. We saw a grouping of projections (both new-fangled digital and old-skool overhead) and ambient live music/soundscape action. It was the perfect thing to do in that space. Congrats to Clay Doran for putting this together and to anyone else involved. I really enjoyed the band playing in a hole-in-the-wall (literally) with a live feed projection outside. They may still be playing there for all I know.
A Funk supreme!
Any more info on this event please include in the old commentsss!
just got this from Clay Doran in the old email:
it was curated by Crystal Floyd and Myself. It featured movies from Brian Giury, sculpture by Chad Coble, projections by Mikael Schewee and Clay Doran, and performances by After the Bomb Baby (http://www.myspace.com/afterthebombbaby) and Wudun (http://www.myspace.com/wudun). The idea for the show came shortly after the monster show. We loved the basement for the monster show because of the dark, mysterious, boiler room atmosphere. But we wanted this show to stand seperately. So we approached our next show with the intentions of taking advantage of everything else the basement had to offer. We wanted to use different space, different media, and a different theme. We decided to use projected images and movies as the sole lighting of the show. Adding the music of wudun and after the bomb baby almost as a soundtrack. After the Bomb Baby was reponisble for their entire performance, from the projection to the costumes. So I give them tons of credit. My goal was to create a new enviroment for the common art walk pedestrian. A show where nothing was for sale, where there is no paint, no frames, and no signatures…just light and sound. I saw a lot of confused faces, some people coming down and turning around immediately, but for the most part I think people were intrigued and pleasantly suprised. We plan on continuing to put on shows every month….not everyone will be extravagant but hopefully we can throw a couple of those in there too.
Thank you Clay! I was really thrilled with the experience and welcome more. Those who turned around and left missed out. I was also confused at first, but what a lovely and exciting state to be in!