537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012
Screening: Steve Paxton’s Physical Things
Followed by a discussion with Steve Paxton via Skype. This event was organized by Julie Martin and Cathy Weis.
In the Fall 2014 series, Sundays on Broadway continues with screenings of the 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering films, directed by Barbro Schultz Lundestam and produced by Billy Klüver and Julie Martin for Experiments in Art and Technology. These films document the performances of the artists that took part in the 9 Evenings at at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City in October 1966.
Physical Things was created in collaboration with engineer Dick Wolff. A polyethylene air-inflated structure occupied most of the Armory floor. The audience could walk through the structure freely, encountering projections, sounds and performers. Outside the structure, wire loops suspended above the audience generated sounds of music, screaming jungle birds, man discoursing on fishing, etc., that the audience heard through small pick-up devices, designed and built by the engineers especially for this performance.