to the great staff and supporters of the Wolfsonian!
From December 1st to 11th, 2007, the Wolfsonian Museum of Florida International University
presented the robotic Ballet mécanique,
created by Paul D. Lehrman and
the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR),
Eric Singer, director.
Performances were twice daily, and in between,
the documentary film Bad Boy Made Good was screened each day.
This installation was part of the Wolfsonian's participation in Art Basel,
Miami's biggest art event, December 6-9.
The gave terrific coverage:
|"When you enter a room for a concert and face three airplane propellers you know the composer means business…"
|"A 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…"
|"…this outrageous work is best experienced in unsafe mode, where its mechanistic ferocity and riotous noise can make full, deafening impact…"
Also: two videos from Miami's PBS station
And: a slide show of the opening-night party by photographer Tomás Loewy