Chicago new media artists Nick Briz and Jon Satrom will be in Nashville today through March 3rd for a Watkins College visiting artist series. On Friday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m., Watkins professor Morgan Higby-Flowers is bringing them to Noa Noa for a NO MEDIA show.
NO MEDIA is, as its website states, “an open improvisational realtime/performance media art event.” By “open,” they mean ANYONE can participate, including you. All types of expression are welcome, including music making, acting, dance, singing, visual art, poetry, storytelling, puppetry, etc.
Here’s how it works. When you arrive, you put your name in a hat. The hosts then draw three names. If your name is called, you have two minutes to prepare. Then you perform for 10 minutes with your two randomly-chosen collaborators. This is repeated until all the names are drawn. No documentation is allowed. It happens once and in realtime.
What makes this particular NO MEDIA event special is the fact that NO MEDIA co-creator Nick Briz will be performing alongside the locals.
This is part of RipZipRarLANd, a four-day series sponsored by Watkins College featuring Briz and Satrom. The series also features lectures, workshops and a gallery opening. Check out the full schedule on the RipZipRarLANd Facebook event page.
Friday, February 28th, 7:30 p.m., free
@ Noa Noa (house)
620 Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
BYOB. Park in driveway or surrounding business lots.
Cat GIF by Morgan Higby-Flowers.