Series of 10 DVDs memorializing 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering - a legendary series of theater, dance, music and performances at the New York 69th Regiment Armory in 1966 organized by Robert Rauschenberg. Participants were Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, David Tudor, Yvonne Rainer, Deborah Hay, Robert Whitman, Steve Paxton, Alex Hay, Lucinda Childs and Oyvind Fahlstrom.
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, one on each artist's performance that will be released sequentially over the next two years, 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.