Beige and Paper
Friday 17th, 9 till late
'What Joe Satriani is on guitar, The 8-Bit Construction Set are
on Atari!' Drax (Bodenstandig)
'It rocks.' - Matthew Herbert
'... a testimony to nerdiness.' - The New York Times
'... mouthwatering slice of retro genius' - Pelicanneck
For the first time ever in the UK White Diamond Projects brings
together the artist/performance groups Paper
Rad and Beige for two nights of analogue and digital confusion
with old Atari and Commodore 8-bit computers, homemade 'Star Trek'-like
films, mind bending animations, sophisticated electronic dance music
made on retro technology and an answering-machine message from a
band member's mother.
Beige, a loose knit crew of 4 members, Joe Beuckman,
Cory Arcangel, Joseph Bonn, and Paul B.Davis formed in 1997. Together
they have pioneered the practice of hacking obsolete 8-bit computers
and video systems they find in the trash to make art. The NYTimes
called them nerds in 2001, and voted them 'best moments in art'
in 2002; XLR8R called their work 'genius'; Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
said they were 'dope, dope, dope, dope'.