9 Evenings: Theater & Engineering

Friday, March 11th

MOCA Tucson, 6pm

“In 1966 10 New York artists worked with 30 engineers and scientists from the world renowned Bell Telephone Laboratories to create groundbreaking performances that incorporated new technology. Video projection, wireless sound transmission, and Doppler sonar – technologies that are commonplace today – had never been seen in the art of the 60′s. The 9 Evenings DVD Series is an important documentation of the collaborations between the artists and engineers that produced innovative works using these emerging technologies. These performances still resonate today, as forerunners of the close and rapidly-evolving relationship between artists and technology.”

A film screening will feature excerpts from the 9 evenings, including the performances that Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and David Tudor developed with their Bell Laboratories¬†Collaborators. The screenings will be followed by a Q+A with the E.A.T. films’ producer Julie Martin, project curator and UA faculty Beth Weinstein, and MOCA Tucson’s Exec. Director Anne-Marie Russell.

RSVP by Calling 520-624-5019 or by emailing info@moca-tucson.org.