Global and Mobile Pop
w/ Brainstorm, Jason Urick, Iftin Band
Multimedia presentation and performance, 2012
PICA, Time Based Art Festival
Thanks to the spread of mobile phones and the Internet, the remote caravan towns of the Sahara now feel as close as Bushwick. BRAINSTORM and Sahel Sounds have curated a multimedia presentation consisting of musical performances, Skype video concerts from western Africa, YouTube remixes, and live cellphone feeds. With performances by local musicians (including Jason Urick and Iftin Band) reinterpreting global music, international acts playing to American audiences through populist technologies, and a dizzying slew of Internet-derived content presented through video projections, the night is rich with cross-cultural content and the vast weirdness of the Internet era.