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Fri, Nov 10 2017 8:00 PM

Everything Everywhere All the Time – Media Performance

Everything Everywhere All the Time feels like big data sugar cane imploding, twisting into an Ouroboros of
infinite digital regress, containing within the empty centers of the streaming figure 8 some true black pulsating
with a 50-60 hertz hum – near silence. The media scrum suddenly becomes meditative. Then the image. The
image of an image. Riffing with the relentless antisocial spectacle. Improvising attention. Learning to love the
mediocre. Everything not there now maybe there in the Spirit of play – but images of what? America’s Funniest
Home Videos’ hyena cruelty. False caring enriched with vitamins. Mom practices knife throwing on the kids in
the back yard. Hookers caught on tape. Mad about you, baby. Mad indeed. Rushing water. Dancing light thanks
to Nam June Paik’s Wobbulator. All in all the heart beat seeking higher resolution, something other, even
everything in retrospect, where there is really nothing, only the mediation, when, live relationships performed.
Everything Everywhere All the Time is the latest project by media performer and “visionary poet” 99 Hooker
(Seattle Times). Found and generated audio visual content is mixed live to fashion a “riveting” improvisation
(The New Yorker). Pop stars, Medieval monastics, surveillance footage and one hot pink dream catcher.

99 Hooker
99 Hooker founded the pioneering media collective rev.99 (2000) which has performed at The Hirshhorn,
Bowery Ballroom and was for many years the “house media band” at Freddy’s Backroom in Brooklyn, NY.
99 began performing media in San Francisco in the 90s with Benton C. Bainbridge, Lord Knows Compost and
others. His works with filmmaker Martha Colburn has screened at Museum of Art & Design, MoMA, dozens of
film fests and universities. 99 has created many music videos, documentaries and live performances including
for Questlove with Benton C. Bainbridge at One Step Beyond (Museum of Natural History).
As a musician and poet 99 has performed often. Recordings appear on Megaphone, Tzadik, Radical House, Label
Bleu (FR) and many others. 99 also curates, most recently Remix, Reuse, Research (Tremaine Gallery, 2016)


Cost: $7-10
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
with Nava Dunkelman - percussion Berkeley Arts Festival 5.31.14