Musical performance and video projection in the 6th and B Community Garden.
The last day of the four-day juggling festival at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The video features Markus Furtner on Devil Sticks, Lin Junming from the Fujian acrobatics group rope spinning, Florian Müller-Reißmann and Jochen Pfeiffer of the Martial Arts juggling duo, Get the Shoe, David J. Friedman on rope dart, Larry Vee juggling on a balance board, Kyle Peterson with the cigar boxes, and Viveca and Paul passing the clubs in the beginning. If you can identify any of the other performers, please let me know.
I made some of the props and brought my Gametone instruments to clang for this extravaganza at
Theater for the New City. I make a brief appearance behind an array of gongs in the second video.
I am especially proud of the ship’s steering-wheel / joystick, padded with bubble-wrap so the cast
could fling it around without injury.
This was downtown Manhattan in May following that famous September in 2001. We made giant paper-mache
spheres in a dim basement apartment in Brooklyn directly under the ash plume from the Towers. Is it any
wonder we were mad?
from LOVESPHERE 7: THE GOLDEN SPIRAL Haideen Anderson, Chris Baxter, James Byrd Jr., Ernie Fahl,
Gary Heidt, GirlGeo, Terry Lee King, Frank Marino, Tom Maucher,Nathan Metz, Toshie Nagatsuka,
Hiromi Nakamura, Michael Natale, Doug “Grand Pepper of Reality” Principato, Carry Sky Sipple, Albert Solomon.
Costume and sets by Nathalie Vogel. Directed by Yuji Takematsu. Executive producer Crystal Field,
artistic director, Theater for the New City. Barbara Vann, producer of Lovesphere 7.
Film by Chris Baxter. Sound recording by Dan Gaydos, Museum of Sound Recording, mixed by Jason Candler.
Guerilla subway performance art in New York City’s Union Square station 1997, featuring Gary Heidt, Cassandra Weston, Chris Weston, Bill Weaver, Christopher X. Brodeur, Belen Cortizo and Tonya Saiya