This is a past event.

The New Obsolete 

When: Sat., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. 2012
Price: $7

Part ritual, part science experiment and part multimedia performance, a show by the Greensboro collective Invisible is a unique experience. Drum machines are animated by the pulses of performers, pianos are played through typewriters, and gigantic spinning wheels interface with percussion outputs. Not always analogous to conventional musical instruments, Invisible's performing machines combine salvaged and cutting-edge components to be somehow both futuristic and anachronistic.

In a performance called The New Obsolete, the group investigates the limits and utility of the human body as a technology. Incorporating multi-channel video, The New Obsolete also debuts a hulking contraption that translates dripping water into music on multiple simultaneous instruments. Saturday's performance at the Morris Street storefront next to the Durham Arts Council building serves as a kickoff event for the evening's slate of screenings at the Strange Beauty Film Festival at Manbites Dog Theater. It's also the first of five chances to see Invisible in Durham throughout February. Come early for sidewalk shows and food trucks. —Chris Vitiello

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Search for…

Map

Nearby

© 2014 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation