Named “The New Saturday Night” by New York Magazine (Jan., 16 – 23, 2009), Eyebeam's MIXER series is dedicated to showcasing leading artists in the fields of live video and audio performance, interactivity and participatory practice.
Due to popular demand, MIXER: EXPO was expanded to two nights of performance and installations that turned our rough-and-ready warehouse space into a temporary village of creatively engineered pavilions themed around the idea of utopia. In sum: An alternate “World's Fair” with NYC's top DJs.
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.
This last MIXER for 2008 was unlike any other … No evening art stroll with a glass of sponsored wine, Production Lab fellow David Jimison (boozBot | Anywhere But Here | Madlib Karaoke) and Paul Amitai (MIXER mastermind) pulled together a crack team of set designers, fashionistas, artists, performers, and of course AMAZING musicians, to create an evening UNDERGROUND.
The Eyebeam warehouse was transformed into an enormous multi-level labyrinth, with tunnels, trap doors, and more.