OPEN SCORE by Robert Rauschenberg

OPEN SCORE by Robert Rauschenberg

Experiments in Art and Technology

Image from Open Score tennis match, Copyright Estate of Peter Moore, Licensed by VAGA, New York 

May 10, 2007

OPEN SCORE by Robert Rauschenberg
a joint DVD production by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) and ARTPIX

NTSC / PAL Region 0 (all regions) DVD
Available now international distribution:
microcinema international 
www.microcinema.com
info@microcinema.com
ISBN: 978-0-9668010-7-1
UPC: 880198059697
For further information: www.9evenings.org

OPEN SCORE by Robert Rauschenberg is the first in series of 10 DVDs memorializing 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering – a legendary series of theater, dance, music and performances at the New York 69th Regiment Armory in 1966. Participants were 10 New York artists:

Robert Rauschenberg
John Cage
David Tudor
Yvonne Rainer
Robert Whitman
Steve Paxton
Alex Hay
Deborah Hay
Lucinda Childs
Öyvind Fahlström

The artists worked with 30 engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories to create performances that incorporated new technology.

The DVDs one on each artists performance – will be released sequentially over the next two years with the initial publication of the series: Open Score by Robert Rauschenberg, available now, followed by the second in the series: John Cage – Variations VII, available later this year.
9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering is recognized as a major artistic event of the 1960s. The performances represented the culmination of a period of extraordinary creative energy in art, dance and music in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and they also pointed to the future, as artists began to use new technology in their work. 9 Evenings was organized by Robert Rauschenberg and Billy Klüver, then a research scientist at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. It was held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City from October 13-23, 1966. Using archival film footage and original sound recordings, the 9 Evenings films reconstruct each artist’s performance as fully as possible; they also contain new interviews with artists, engineers and performers to illuminate the artistic, technical and historical aspects of the works.

The films of 9 Evenings are produced for E.A.T. by Julie Martin and directed by Barbro Schultz Lundestam. They are funded in part by generous gifts from Robert Rauschenberg and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation as well as with support from the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art Science and Technology.
E.A.T. is a service organization that promotes the collaboration between artists and engineers to provide artists with access to new technology and to facilitate their participation in projects dealing with areas of social concern.
ARTPIX is a non profit organization that produces DVDs about the arts including: Robert Whitman: Performances from the 60s; Trisha Brown: Early Works 1966-1979; William Wegman: Video Works 1970-1999. ( www.artpix.org )
Purchasing information: Joel Bachar, Microcinema International, 1636 Bush St., Ste. 2, San Francisco CA 94109, 1-415.447.9750 / FAX 1-509.351.1530 / joel@microcinema.com.

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