Uptown Underground: OC


I heard about this public installation through a friend. It sounded intriguing… outdoor video installation about dancing, and a DJ providing the soundtrack.


So a bunch of us went, and 5 out of 6 were not disappointed. I was one of the 5. This piece was displayed outside of Segerstrom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California. We parked (we found a way to park without paying… don’t tell anyone), walked over and I was surprised to see so many people. And bleachers! Like a classy football game. :o ) It was really cool to see so many people gather to view such a beautiful installation.


The piece was titled Slow Dancing by David Michalek and the video was projected onto the side of the building. The visuals in junction with the masterful mixing of KCRW’s DJ Jason Bentley made for a wonderful treat for the eyes and ears. And my hot chocolate was pretty good too.


I haven’t been this fascinated by the human body since I went to see the Body Worlds exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago 4 years ago. It was fascinating to watch the tiny ripples move across the dancers’ clothing like water.


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  1. Posted October 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Hey you…
    Is this still happening? :)


  2. Posted October 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    hey lady! hmm i want to say no, but who knows. here is the original link with the event information. http://www.kcrw.com/events/uptownundergroundoc
    the next time i hear about something like this i’ll try to put the info up before the event actually happens :o )


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