Performance: Nov. 21st Bloopers #0 presented by Triple Canopy/Performa, NYC
Image courtesy of Bloopers.
Bloopers #0 is the debut of a new performance-based collaboration by Michael Bell-Smith, Sara Magenheimer, and Ben Vida. As the band Bloopers, they use dance-pop music as a platform to explore the ways in which sound and music operate socially. Their work incorporates videos, props, set pieces, and promotional materials, playfully testing the boundaries of different areas of contemporary culture. Invoking Nam June Paik’s "Global Groove" and Robert Ashley’s "Perfect Lives" through the lens of Internet radio, Bloopers #0 is a multilayered dance party with distractions. "The wild beauty, cultural richness, spiritual vacancy and ferocious violence of America are explored to compelling effect in virtually every aspect of Bloopers #0—in the title and the cover art, the blues and country borrowings evident in the music," raves Rolling Stone. "Indeed, Bloopers says that 'dismantling the mythology of America' is an important part of Bloopers #0's artistic objective." Bloopers #0 was commissioned and is presented by Triple Canopy as part of Performa 13, and is hosted at Four81 Broadway by Jack Chiles and Mila Giesler.