Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dirt (San Francisco, 1991)

On April 15 1991 in San Francisco dirt was flying! While one member of The Haters used an amplified shovel to dig dirt from a wheelbarrow to a large shallow box, another member used an unamplified shovel to dig dirt from the same box back to the wheelbarrow. Collaterally, two other members tore paper. Throwing the pieces over the two that were digging. Off to one side, a fifth member did a live mix of the amplified shovel with pre-recorded sounds of fire, glass smashing, auto crashes, and explosions. During this ten minute performance, the audience quickly became inspired to an enraptured silliness. Running amok while covering most of the club in a thin layer of dirt and torn bits of paper.

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