anyone see this?

Anthology Film Archives
July 15-18, 2004

Joshua White – renowned light-show artist and creator of the “Joshua Light Show” at New York City’s legendary Fillmore East – and Gary Panter – groundbreaking painter and comic book artist famed for the design of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse television show – join forces to present a series of live light-altering performances in Anthology’s historic Courthouse Theater.
The rear-projected light show uses many direct, refracted, filtered, reflected, and interrupted light sources to interpret multi-layered prerecorded music and live improvisation. Some of the sources and light-bending apparatus were used in the original “Joshua Light Show.”
The effect is hypnotic, compelling and relaxing: an immersive color and shape experience that can inspire vivid daydreams, personal reflection, and a re-awakening of visual awareness. It is also immensely entertaining.
Each show is a unique live performance, generated by the long-time love of both artists for light abstraction and phenomena.

- linda 7-30-2004 9:15 pm

I saw the ad; sounded interesting, but of course I didn’t go. I remember JLS on ballroom bills from when I was young, but I never saw a show. I did see the late Captain Whizzo in the late ‘80s. Frankly, I was underwhelmed, but then it was a revivalist scene that never quite convinced me; I was in sympathy, but not in tune. I’m sure he was cool in the ‘60s. One’s own involvement with the scene plays a big part in a lightshow. I’ve seen some impressive ones, but for my money nothing beats the dual-projector Butthole Surfer shows, though they were crude compared to some big-name bands I’ve seen. Of course, the mushrooms might have had something to do with that. Back in the day, things were simpler; I always liked the description (from Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) of an early Prankster lightshow where they put two bugs on an overhead projector and they fought. Today that would be cruelty to animals…
- alex 8-02-2004 11:46 pm [add a comment]

But you didn't actually go to see the show which was brilliant.
I read your comments and it made me think how do you get dressed in the morning?
- PJ 8-07-2004 11:31 am [add a comment]

I saw one of Panter's lightshows at Pierogi, it was kind of a teenager's basement phantasmogoria, very DIY and slow and required a lot of patience on the part of the viewer. He's a great graphic artist but that particular light show was not great.
- tom moody 8-07-2004 12:09 pm [add a comment]

How do I get dressed? Well, you know: first I put on my pants, both legs at one time...
- alex 8-07-2004 12:43 pm [add a comment]

- SAGE (guest) 8-09-2004 2:25 am [add a comment]

thats around when alex gets up.
- bill 8-09-2004 3:01 am [add a comment]

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