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Media Archeology: Liquid Light to the Laptop

April 17 & 18, 2009

The Mitchell Center co-presents Aurora Picture Show's annual multimedia festival featuring artists who incorporate audio/visual technology with live performance. This year's festival, Liquid Light to the Laptop was comprised of two nights of performances that pay tribute to the multimedia spectacle of the psychedelic light show, as an art form that revolutionized rock concerts, influenced popular culture and paved the way for the real-time visual culture of today. Performances were held at Museum of Fine Arts Houston Brown Theater. Curated by Bree Edwards

8PM Friday, April 17: The Joshua Light Show and Silver Apples LIVE Director: Joshua White
Performers: Bec Stupak, Seth Kirby, Brock Monroe
Silver Apples Music: Simeon Coxe

8PM Saturday, April 18: Maximal Art: The Origins and Aesthetics of West Coast Light Shows Presented by Robin Oppenheimer: Media Arts Historian

9PM Screening of Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable with the Velvet Underground by Ronald Nameth.

With additional support from:
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Houston Arts Alliance
Film Department at the MFAH

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