Mon Oct, 14 2013, 8PM - Tue Oct, 15 2013, 12AM
The idea for this tour stems from a realization we had last year that we don’t watch TV for entertainment anymore, we instead watch people on Facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc. We all have these people in our various social media feeds: “super users”, “over posters”, the ones who are always sharing. We invited the 5 people who are always in our feeds, whose posts we also consistently “like.”Other dates in the mini-tour:
We are interested in trying to create a physical-world performance space that is closer to the experience of Tumblr than to the experience of the Club, that embraces rather than erases all of the awkwardness, banality, and domesticity of the Tumblr or web 2.0 cam-performance. No stages, no hyper-loud sound systems, no fancy light rigs. Instead these shows will be intimate, quiet, and raw in the best way possible (like the best cam-vids).
We believe that this shift in venue actually increases the potential for transformative, radical socializing to occur—the same kind of futuristic socializing that happens every day on Tumblr. The idea is that the freedom of internet “space” is emulated IRL. When you take performance outside of the Club and into non-conventional spaces, expectations are erased, creating potential for what Hakim Bey calls the "Temporary Autonomous Zone." This isn’t about these artists playing for the most people in the best venues, but rather about these Super Users connecting with their followers and “likers” in the physical world, in an intimate and new setting. Breaking down the 5th wall, the laptop.