Bjork in Times Square, a video that shows the experience of viewing Bjork’s Mutual Core video across 15 of the largest screens in Times Square, presented in collaboration with Times Square Arts, along with selections from Nordic Outbreak, were projected in various locations throughout the Maboneng Precinct on August 1, 2013, from 7 to 10pm. The event was produced by a partnership of The Trinity Session and The Maboneng Precinct.
Premises Gallery @Johannesburg Civic Theater
The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg Civic Theater, Johannesburg, South Africa, was among the venues on seven continents networked for the opening of Streaming Museum on January 29, 2008 along with Antarctic Jubany Scientific Base of Argentina; Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea; Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia; Birkbeck University of London, London, England; Piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy; Victory Park, Dallas, Texas, USA; Centro Municipal de Exposiciones Subte, Montevideo, Uruguay; as well as the virtual location – Ars Virtua Gallery and New Media Center in Second Life.
Marcus Neustetter, Co-founder of the arts production organization The Trinity Session, directed Streaming Museum’s inaugural exhibition in Johannesburg, which presented Good Morning Mr. Orwell by pioneer video artist Nam June Paik. This entertaining transcontinental musical extravaganza had been broadcast by satellite on January 1 of the Orwellian year 1984. It interweaves fine at and pop culture icons including Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Merce Cunningham, Salvador Dali, Philip Glass, John Cage, pop singers Sapho and The Thompson Twins, and many others. Paik’s ideas in the 1970s about the “information superhighway” and global connectivity forecast the Internet.