Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fetish Doll Theatre

On Wednesday, June 10th, Fishbon Event Lab operatives gathered at the Pescadrome for an evening of fetish madness. Not the kind you think, this was a celebration of objects anthropologists have identified as "fetish objects." By this they mean objects that their makers have imbued with special intention. Jill began the evening with an overview of dolls from traditional cultures that were crafted to carry emotional and spiritual content. For the rest of the evening, operatives used the supplied materials to create their own "fetish dolls." In two weeks, the dolls will become actors in spontaneous doll dramas to be incorporated in future events.
Fetish Doll Madness

Monday, February 09, 2009

Dance and Motion Technology

On Wednesday, February 4, 2009, secret Fishbon Event Lab operatives gathered at the Fishbon Pescadrome to witness a demonstration of the Isadora motion technology software. Marco began by showing the basic techniques and describing the multi-infrared camera setup. After an initial demo of the shadow and motion effects, Lora tested the infrared cameras with fire fingers. The results were amazing and left the assembled agents clamoring for the opportunity to play with the technology themselves. Later in the evening Alex updated the crowd on the Bill Conference (TED for the rest of us) and his Empowerment presentation.
Isadora madness

Josh dances with Isadora at the Pescadrome

More dancing with Isadora at the Pescadrome

Lora's fire fingers interact with infrared cameras and Isadora software for very cool effects

Monday, February 02, 2009

Shadow Puppets

On Wednesday, January 21, 2009, Fishbon Event Lab operatives descended on the Pescadrome for and evening of Shadow Puppet madness. Jill brought a collection of videos by San Francisco shadow puppet meisters, Shadowlight Theatre. Agents marvelled at the multidimensional productions of traditional and contemporary shadow plays with actors, puppeteers, musicians and dancers that are part of the company's repertoire. Later in the evening, Jill brought out paper, cardboard and agents created their own uniquely twisted experiments.
Shadow Puppet madness

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Creating Shoebox Edens

On Wednesday, January 13, 2009, Fishbon Event Lab operatives gathered in the spirit of hope and change to create their own visions of a future Eden in which all problems would be resolved and hope, excitement and love reign supreme, or at least things would be much more fun than they have been for the past 8 years. To do this, they used Shoeboxes as tiny theatres and cut images from magazines, added original art, three dimensional figures and other materials until they were satisfied.
Creating Eden

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fire+Ice Fishbon New Year's Eve 2009

Fire+Ice was the second annual New Year's Eve extravaganza at the Fishbon Pescadrome. The totally immersive event featured the work of more than 32 artists working in a variety of mediums. On the entry level was the extensively redesigned Sensorium, Cave Grotto, and Temple of Dashed Hopes. On the stairway was the Magic Forest and Kaleidoscope Live Video Feed. The second floor hosted the Circus Bar, Flourescent Ice Cream Booth and Dance Palace. The stairway to the third floor hosted the Bamboo Ritual Tunnel. On the third floor was the New Hillaryland Lounge.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Ethan's video recap of Fire+Ice

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Fire+Ice Beauties