“9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering”. Experiments of the New-York School
Lecture, video show
08.05.2012, 19:00 Tuesday
Program: [Context of the visual]
Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the small hall
Curator: [Maria Punina]
Coordinator: [Aliya Berdigaliyeva]
In January 1966, ten New York-based artists and thirty engineers from Bell Telephone Laboratories launched a collaborative experiment that created a series of choreographic, music and theater pieces incorporating new technologies. Artists John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Reiner, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman together with the engineers showed their performance installations in October 1966 in New York City's 69th Regiment Armory. They were recorded on a black and white tape. A year later, Robert Rauschenberg and Billy Klüver founded the Experiments in Art and Technology Foundation which continued to create projects on the borderline between science and art.
E.A.T. actions have given rise to such a current trend today as science art, which is still little know in Russia.
The fifth part of the “9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering” project will feature the documentary Bandoneon! about artist John Cage's closest collaborator, pianist David Tudor, and his action.