November 14, 2010, 7pm
3rd Ward (map)
Hello Internet! Performance artist Chloe Bass and filmmaker Catherine Chao use the ChatRoulette template to explore interactive relationships and layers of performance in a show that is broadcast to random strangers around the world. Plus always-inventive Holly Danger downloads her own VJ performance with the beats Kodomo to the ChatRoulette world. Before the show enjoy snacks from two sides of the globe with Masala Loca.
The event speaks to the contradictory nature of social media and its inherent voyeuristic qualities. Through multiple and interactive performances, the event will combine a live stream of ChatRoulette with live performers and an experimental video projection.
While often Chat Roulette is used for people to expose themselves, like many other social channels it has the potential for artistic expression. The event merges technology and creativity in order to draw attention to our own motivations and practices when using such tools to connect.
Holly Danger is a designer, videographer and VJ, who has a passion for visual work integrating textures, layers, and collage, with corresponding beats, rhythms, and energy. She lives and breathes for traveling with her work to far corners of the universe and spends most of her time working on graphic design, movie trailers, documentaries, festival installations, and live synchronized audio/visual performances for bands and DJs.
Kodomo is the moniker for the electronic music and video art collaboration project of Chris Child. He has since released his debut album (Still Life) and has performed in New York, Montreal, and Barcelona. His music is regularly featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, This American Life and All Things Considered. Under kodomo, he has done numerous remixes for bands including “Freezepop”, “Omar Faruk Tekbilek” and “Symbion Project”. Kodomo’s wide range of musical influences includes everything from Brian Eno and Erik Satie to DJ Shadow, Kraftwerk, J.S. Bach and Cabaret Voltaire. Using recycled beats and his penchant for minimalism and film music, he’s managed to create a compelling form of impressionist electro that emphasizes warm sounds, melodic development and pulsing beats.
One part Indian, Masala + one part Mexican, Loca.
The Social Theater’s menu includes:
1. Corn tortilla filled with Shahi Paneer (Indian cheese in cashew sauce), guacamole & homemade yogurt crema.
2. Taco filled with curried pumpkin & kale, and topped with home-made yogurt crema and cilantro.