Monday, April 24, 2006

Farewell to Envy and Cherry

It was a short but lovely affair with the Mobile Microcinemas. Aurora's Street Team became Skip, Melissa and Germaine during the Media Archeology: Software Cinema festival transporting our VIP artists to/from/to airports, venues and the hotel.

Here's Envy at DiverseWorks for festival finale.

Photo: Lorraine Kweskin

Sunday, April 23, 2006

True Love at Aurora

Andrea and Carlos snuggle up at DiverseWorks during Media Archeology: Software Cinema.

Photo: Lorraine Kweskin

Festival Finale Gets Pushy

Images of Madeline Minx presenting her one-woman show for the finale of Media Archeology: Software Cinema at DiverseWorks.

Photo: Lorraine Kweskin

Boyce and Bot

Last night the one and only Orange Show was aglow with the mind-blowing, hypnotic, heavy metal imagery of Nate Boyce, and the pyrotechnics and electronic pop sexiness of My Robot Friend.

Top Nate Boyce Photo by Steve Patlan. My Robot Friend Photos contributed by Mister Chris Lockwood.

More photos on


Saturday, April 22, 2006

LoVid and Yacht at Aurora's Media Archeology

April 21, 2006. A starry night at Domy Bookstore, Houston. LoVid broke it down family-style with a wearable a/v synthesizer performance for two, followed by YACHT (Jona Bechtolt). Yacht's show included a rare visit from god, who incidentally has a lisp. Program curated by Lauren Cornell, Executive Director of Rhizome.

Yacht photos contributed by Mister Steve Patlan. Nate Boyce in blue satin jacket on right.

Anyone have any LoVid photos to contribute?


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Post-Share Group Hug

You could feel the love last night as Share faciliated a group a/v jam. The participants at Aurora included local musicians Pizo Meyer and Carlos Pozo, A/V Geek Skip Elsheimer, Aurora's Barna Kantor, and many other innovative folks.

Who were you and how can we meet again?

Image courtesy of Chika Iijima, Share, NYC. Pictured left at laptop is Share member Elsa Vieira.

We'll upload photos of the festival daily on our Flckr site:


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pew, What's That Smell?

It's the fragrance of change! The pews at Aurora have been moved around for the first time in 75 years. It's all thanks to Share, appearing tonight at Aurora.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

I Have Something to Share With You...

Share is an open jam for audio/video artists with portable gear and kicks off Aurora's Media Archeology: Software Cinema festival. Come to ye olde Aurora Picture Show on Wed. April 19, 8pm, and feel free to walk around the room and observe, or have a seat and enjoy a unique multichannel audio/video improvisation. Plug-in or trip-out.

Participants can download a PDF with technical specs and suggested jam etiquette, or learn how to Share in this week's Houston Press (Diggin' Digital by Mary Templeton.)

Photo by ENUM.


Friday, April 14, 2006

Sampling the Mobile Microcinemas

Have you seen Cherry and Envy, Aurora's Mobile Microcinemas, roaming the streets of Houston? Check out these locations to meet our Street Team and to experience a taste of Aurora. In the spirit of renegade art these visits are unofficial so we'll be there as long as we can - see us in the parking lots.

Added bonus, since I know you like deals as much as I do, get a $2 off coupon for Media Archeology from the Street Team. Taste, experience, enjoy, indulge some more.

xoxo Team Captain Aurora

Friday, April 14
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center
University of Houston Dudley Recital Hall
UH Fine Arts Bldg, ground floor - Entrance 16 off of Cullen Blvd

Saturday, April 15
Warehouse Live
813 St. Emmanuel Street

Sunday, April 16
Shade Restaurant
250 West 19th St.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Mobile Microcinemas

Thanks to Scion Aurora has two mobile microcinemas roaming Houston run by our Street Team. Here's your chance to preview the Media Archeology: Software Cinema artists. Equipt with multiple interior screens and projected video on the back window the xB is the ultimate mobile microcinema.

Street Team: Andrea Grover, Guy Harrison, Carlos Lama, Barna Kantor, Amy Kweskin, Melissa Sonzala, Skip Elsheimer, Germaine Fodor, and Jessica and Doyle Odom. Aurora gives a shout out to the promotion team - Melissa and Matt Sonzala of Houston So Real, Chris Lockwood of Lockwood Costa Studios, and Amy Kweskin of The Kweskin Report.

Check this blog regularly for the Mobile Microcinema Street Team locations, out and about April 8-24.

xoxo Aurora

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Aunt Aurora Wants You!

All able bodied, stable minded (defined loosely) loyal folks, Aurora Wants You to volunteer! Positions available for Media Archeology: Software Cinema April 19-23, 2006.

Ask not what Aurora can do for you, but what you can do for Aurora. Give us a few hours of your time and we’ll give you Fame, Fortune and Free passes to Media Archeology: Software Cinema and… recognition on the Aurora website and…invitation to our volunteer appreciation event!

Sign now with Aurora’s recruiter Volunteer Coordinator Guy Harrison