FIRE ISLAND

Genre: Drama, Other
Charles Mee's Multidimensional Beach Party Play

FIRE ISLAND takes on several forms: an extremely wide format HD video work, a large scale panoramic multimedia installation/performance with 3-dimensional video and spatial sound as well as an ongoing interactive web component. A giant rear projection screen will show multiple perspectives, collaged into one giant array of imagery. All at once, the viewer will experience a couple falling in love from their perspective, close up, from a distance, as a voyeur peeping through the window, as well as the details of the environment around them (the weathered, salted boardwalk or the decaying pine needles). Using invisible Eyeliner screens multiple layers of video will also pop up in thin air, surrounding and sometimes hiding the performers.

FIRE ISLAND involves 108 artists, including the Tuvan throat singer Albert Kuvezin. Kuvezin's album Re-Covers, which is specified in the script, consists of covers of popular songs (including Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and Iron Butterfly's "In a Gadda Da Vida") performed with Tuvan overtone singing and traditional Tuvan instruments. Kuvezin will travel from Tuva to perform in the piece both on video and live.
About the Company: 3-Legged Dog

3-Legged Dog’s curated artist residency program identifies artists and groups on the cusp of artistic and organizational growth who can make the most use of the opportunity. The residency program gives participating artists working on large-scale ambitious experimental artworks long-term access to space, 3LD’s state-of-the art lighting, sound, video and digital control and authoring systems, as well as providing technical and administrative assistance.

Open:   04/10/08
Close:   05/03/08

Schedule:
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm. (Note: doors open at 6pm for a pre-show barbecue).
Theater:   3LD Art & Technology Ctr.
Address:   80 Greenwich Street
New York, NY
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Subway Info: Take the 1 train to Rector Street

Cost:$$30, $15 for students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: www.3LDNYC.org at 212-352-3101
Company: 3-Legged Dog         Official Web Site: www.3ldnyc.org.