THE SATELLITE DISH
KZYX, FM - PHILO, CA 13 FRIDAY 2003
Wet Gate performed
an outdoor concert in the Northern California town of Philo on Friday
the 13th of June, 2003. This performance was held in conjunction with Faites
de la Lumiere's "Luminosities 2003", a coordinated event
held in cities and towns in countries around the world.
Wet Gate's modified projectors were arranged in ankle-high grass in a field
behind radio station KZYX (the local NPR and Pacifica affiliate). The three
members improvised 90 minutes worth of material, using a large ComSat
dish (used to receive NPR programming from satellite) as a screen surface. 16mm
broadcast through speakers placed in front of the screen.
As the sun set
behind the dish-screen, the performance began. 90 minutes later, a full
moon rose on the opposing horizon and cast a glow across the dish
surface, replacing the cinema images and signalling the close of the performance.
Documented with a stationary video camera, excerpts from the concert may
be viewed in QuickTime video format via the links below. Each download
is 12-17 MB in size.