to the great
staff and supporters of the Wolfsonian!
December 1st to 11th, 2007, the Wolfsonian Museum of Florida International
presented the robotic Ballet mécanique,
created by Paul D. Lehrman and
of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR),
Eric Singer, director.
were twice daily, and in between,
the documentary film Bad Boy Made Good was screened each day.
installation was part of the Wolfsonian's participation in Art
Miami's biggest art event, December 6-9.
gave terrific coverage:
you enter a room for a concert and face three airplane propellers
you know the composer means business…"
couple days before the Miami Beach debut of George Antheil's 1924
Ballet Mecanique, a piece so cacophonous the first performance
caused a riot and so fast it can only be properly played by robots,
the robots were acting up…"
outrageous work is best experienced in unsafe mode, where its mechanistic
ferocity and riotous noise can make full, deafening impact…"
two videos from Miami's PBS station
And: a slide
show of the opening-night party by photographer Tomás Loewy