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Jan 092014


METH DAD‘s Tyler Walker is throwing a “Bring Your Own Projector” party at Boheme Collectif on Wednesday, January 22nd, and he wants you to participate! BYOP is a variation of Bring Your Own Beamer (beamer being slang for projector in Europe), a concept by Rafaël Rozendaal. As the BYOB site says, the idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors. Adan De La Garza threw the first Nashville BYOB in April 2013. Inspired by Adan’s show, I threw another one in September 2013.

Tyler is looking for visual artists to bring their projectors and cover Boheme’s walls, ceilings and floors with unique visual media. The sound on the videos will be muted, so your footage needs to be able to work without a soundtrack. If you’d like to participate, e-mail Tyler at tyler.walker.awesome@gmail.com.

In addition to the projection show, there will be performances by METH DADFine PeduncleChiffonCrayons and Antidotes and The Prophet Nathan.

Doors open at 9 p.m., music at 9:30 p.m. If you’re a Facebook user, you can find out more on the Facebook event page.

Bring Your Own Projector Party
Wednesday, January 22nd, 9 p.m., $5, BYOB (beer AND beamer)

@ Boheme Collectif
919 Gallatin Ave., Suite 8
Nashville, Tennessee 37206

Nov 262013

My 13 week work project ended five weeks early, which means I finally had time to finish editing the Bring Your Own Beamer Nashville highlight video, posted below. I’m also including pictures from the show and links to some of the short films screened. If you’re one of the artists and your video is online, send me the link and I’ll post it.


Bring Your Own Beamer Nashville #2
September 7th, 2013 at Track One
Part of Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston

Organized by Tony Youngblood

Mika Agari
Tim Carey
Liz Clayton Scofield
Dylan Ethier
Rhendi Greenwell
Josh Gumiela
Michael Hampton
Morgan Higby-Flowers
Megan Kelley & Stephen Zerne
Devin Lamp
Sarah McDonald
Brian Miles, Scott Sanders & Dave Shambam (Dig Deep Light Show)
Chris Murray
Antonia Oakes
Bill Vincent
Tony Youngblood

Works from the show:
Liz Clayton-Scofield It’s Not Terrible But I Don’t Like It
Josh Gumiela Untitled (Work in Progress)
Michael Hampton That’s All Folks

Footage of the show:
Devin Lamp
Tyler Blankenship
Skipp Frazier

The original Bring Your Own Beamer Nashville was organized by Adan De La Garza. It took place on April 27th, 2013 at Chestnut Square.

BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. The first edition of BYOB was initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafael Rozendaal in Berlin.


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Aug 282013
Adan De La Garza's April BYOB at Chestnut Studios

Adan De La Garza’s April BYOB at Chestnut Studios

I’m seeking video artists for a projected video art show at Track One (beside Ovvio Arte) for the September ArtsMusic @ Wedgewood/Houston, Saturday September 7th. The new monthly Wedgewood-Houston art crawl had its inaugural show the first Saturday in August. Last month I teamed up with Mike Kluge to curate an electronic art exhibition at SNAP Center. In addition to Track One, the September crawl will also feature Zeitgeist Gallery, Fort Houston, Ovvio Arte, Cleft Music, Infinity Cat Records and more.

Track One is letting me set up a pop-up show in their HUGE warehouse space, and I figured, “What better way to fill the space than beamed light?” I decided to host a Bring Your Own Beamer show after being inspired by Watkins professor Adan De La Garza’s BYOB at Chestnut Studios in April.  And no, we’re not talking about BMWs. In Europe, projectors are sometimes called “beamers.”

What is BYOB? From the official website:

BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors.

BYOB is a way of making a huge show with zero budget. It is also an exploration of the medium of projection.

Who created BYOB?

BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. The first edition of BYOB was initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafael Rozendaal in Berlin.

For the Track One BYOB, I’m hoping to fill an entire corner of the room with light. We’re looking for video artists with vivid, eye-catching work who can provide their own projector and playback medium. The art needs to work without a soundtrack as we’ll be featuring a separate selection of sound art through a PA system. Your art can be digital video, 8mm or 16mm film, slides through a slide projector, live manipulations via overhead projectors, magic lantern art, projected shadow art, reflected light art, laser art, and whatever you can imagine, as long as it’s the medium of thrown light. We can project on walls, floors and ceilings. We can hang white fabric from the rafters and back project. We can tie a projector from a rope and swing it. Anything is possible, and I’d love your input. The idea is that people will open the door into the warehouse and be transported into an alien world of moving light.

I took a few pictures of the space, included here. Much of the storage materials in the room will be moved out of the way. Notice that arched ceiling with the white cloud insulation? Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

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The event will happen Saturday, September 7th from 8pm to 11pm. If you participate, you must arrive by 3pm at the latest to set up your projector. You must not break down your equipment until after 11pm. You provide your projector, adapters, video source and short extension code.

If you’re interested in participating, write to me at tony@theatreintangible.com.

Thanks to Track One’s Boyer Barner and Fort Houston‘s Ryan Schemmel for putting this thing together. Big thanks to Rafaël Rozendaal for the BYOB concept and to Adan De La Garza for hosting the first Nashville BYOB and giving me his blessing to set up this one.

Apr 262013
BYOB London

BYOB London

One of the coolest concepts in pop-up art shows is coming to Chestnut Studios in NoHo (NOrth of HOuston street). Bring Your Own Beamer is a series of one-night exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors, created by Berlin artist Rafaël Rozendaal in 2010. Anyone can host a BYOB event. As the BYOB website says,

It’s very simple:

  • find a space
  • invite many artists
  • ask them to bring their projectors

The Chestnut Studios BYOB event is organized by Watkins professor Adan De La Garza and will feature the following artists:

Mika Agari
Lani Ascuncion
Sam Carlson
Chris Creasy
Adan De La Garza
Josh Duensing
Morgan Flowers
Josh Gumiela
Sarah McDonald
Ray Palumbo
Caroline Rawson
Alexine Rioux
Allie Sultan
Williard Tucker
Chelsea Wright

Check the Facebook event page for more info.

BYOB Nashville
April 27th, 7-10pm, free
Chestnut Sq Building
427 Chestnut Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Park in lot across from Chestnut Sq Building.
Refreshments provided.

BYOB Boston

BYOB Boston