MIXER: Underground (Part 4 of 4)

MIXER: Underground (Part 4 of 4)

From sewer-dwelling alligators to underground shantytowns and smuggling tunnels; man-eating rats to illegal warehouse parties; New York City's “underground”—mythical and actual—pulses just below the City's radar. On Saturday, November 8, 2008, Eyebeam—the upstart of unconventional creativity and boundary-defying art and tech experimentation—presented the latest iteration of its quarterly live performance party: MIXER Underground, which featured a 5000−foot maze and 30 performers.

In JooYoun Paek's Six Walls, performers synchronously move within a space of six-foot walls, creating between them a “living room” that reacts both to the people that inhabit it, and to the music of the event. Fed up by being a wallflower at parties, Paek said she created a wearable structure that transforms the human body into a wall as a party costume, and choreographed movements of six wall performers to engage with the party crowd in an absurd way.

Cast: Paul Amitai