An Evening of Expanded Cinema With Drippy Eye Projections
Run Time: 80 min. Format: Analog & Digital Rating: NR
Nitehawk’s ART SEEN presents a special Live Sound Cinema event: AN EVENING OF EXPANDED CINEMA WITH DRIPPY EYE PROJECTIONS, THE JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW, and music by Worthless.
Stemming from the unique history of the Joshua Light Show that began in the 1970s, this interactive live psychedelic light show features a mix of analog and digital projections (a “psychedelic slipstream”) along with a live musical performance. The visuals and audio operate in an evolving conversation throughout and each performance is a unique experience suited to the space in which its acted out.
Drippy Eye Projections: Drippy Eye Projections is the psychedelic brainchild of Curtis Godino and Chaz Lord, who have been working together since 2010. With their interactive light shows focusing on live, analog projection, the duo have quickly garnered a reputation for innovation, working with Austin Psych Fest, The New Museum, and a collaborative installation at Kickstarter with Joshua Light Show (with whom Godino moonlights with). All projections and light shows are modulated live, meaning no two shows are exactly alike. Each show evolves with the space, as Drippy Eye works closely with developing individualized shows everywhere from music venues to art exhibits. By adding their own touch of color, Drippy Eye shines a light on the beauty already in nature, and are pushing forward the abstract medium in a hands-on way.
The Joshua Light Show: Today, the structure of the Joshua Light Show differs little from the original of almost 45 years ago. At the time, it was Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead for example, whose jams were driven by the psychedelic slipstream of so-called “liquid lights” – projections of permutating colored oils that conjured magical morphing shapes. White’s appointment as light show resident at concerts in New York’s legendary Fillmore East was followed by engagements in Woodstock, Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. In early 2000, the renaissance of the legendary light show finally began, launched this time in the art world. White has worked on exhibitions for the Tate Liverpool, the Centre Pompidou, the Whitney Museum, MOCA and other venues. He also began to team up with other artists, to add more complexity to the show and further develop the basic analog ideas using digital techniques.
Worthless: There are perhaps few bands in existence with a moniker that carries as much of a misnomer as does Worthless, a band whose every release chips away at the validity of their name. Worthless is a constantly evolving musical project that explores as much as they possibly can.