daytime events $10 (no pre-sale; pay at the door) or free with purchase of evening admission.
All events at King Street Station unless noted.
12-6 pm: 9e2 open hours
11 – 12:30 pm: Machine to Be Another brunch, in partnership with TWIST360
At the Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Free with purchase of 9e2 pass or Sunday ticket.
In partnership with TWIST360º, enjoy a mimosa brunch and watch 9e2 artists conduct Machine To Be Another experiments in virtual reality. What happens when you combine virtual reality with a desire to disrupt, expand and redefine traditional notions of gender? The MBTA experiment explores that question, using a “body swap” experiment where participants virtually embody “the other.” Can VR help to dissolve the gender binary, and create a newfound empathy for and understanding of differences? And how will this exploration expand to observations about sexuality, mobility, the size of our bodies, and the color of our skin?
12 pm: Tamiko Thiel leads a special Brush the Sky augmented reality tour through the International District.
With Brush the Sky, Theil and her mother, noted calligrapher Midori Thiel, use augmented reality to write a calligraphic narrative of four generations of their personal family history onto the sky, bringing the ancient Asian tradition of enhancing landscape paintings with calligraphy into the 21st century. Midori’s innovative calligraphy can also be seen in tangible form as part of the exhibit at 9e2.
4 pm: Art, Digital Divides, and Digital Integrations conversation
Join artist and tech entrepreneur Susie Lee, digital inclusion advocate Sabrina Roach, and 9e2 founder and creative director John Boylan in a conversation about technology access. What are the social justice implications of the intersection between art, tech, and science, and how can art and technology each improve access to the other? How can we develop the democratic of potential art, technology and science in ways that more broadly serves human needs?
7 pm / all ages / $10 / King Street Station / BUY TICKETS HERE
Kaoru Okumura: Beyond the Metaphors – Butoh x DeepDream
Butoh dancer Kaoru Okumura, with Google Deep Dream researchers Mike Tyka, Kenric McDowell, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, and Steadicam M1 operator Robin Buerki, combine the intensity of Butoh with the strange, wonderful nature of the DeepDream algorithm. DeepDream and Butoh are both human reactions to changing technological circumstances. But they sit in uneasy harmony, with the minimalist, organic, and very human dance form finding an odd partner in the nonlinear hallucinations of machines.
Gary Hill: Unconditional Surrender
Gary Hill will present a performance: “Somewhere between annihilation and light that exacts its revenge, the scream of what can only be described as now rolls over and over that fleshy presence…”
Accessibility at King Street Station: We are committed to welcoming everyone to 9e2! King Street Station is wheelchair accessible; take the elevator up to the third floor during open hours. If you require special accommodations to access the exhibit or the performances, please contact us at contact9e2seattle at gmail dot com in advance of your visit.