September 21, 2014: Yvonne Rainer
537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012
Screening: Yvonne Rainer's Carriage Discreteness
Followed by a discussion with Wendy Perron. This event was organized by Julie Martin and Cathy Weis.
In the Fall 2014 series, Sundays on Broadway continues with screenings of the 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering films, directed by Barbro Schultz Lundestam and produced by Billy Klüver and Julie Martin for Experiments in Art and Technology. These films document the performances of the artists that took part in the 9 Evenings at at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City in October 1966.
Carriage Disceteness was created in collaboration with engineer Per Biorn. On the floor were spread out cubes, planks, sheets and beams of different materials: Masonite, wood, Styrofoam, rubber, etc. Seated in a high balcony, Rainer transmitted instructions to the performers to carry objects from one place to another, using FM transmitter and pickups. Parallel to this were 'events', preprogrammed on ACTAN drum switches, which included film and slide projections, a super ball and pieces of foam rubber dropped from the ceiling, and a collapsing screen.