Fusebox Festival: 6 events to check out during this free experimental arts fest
Fusebox Festival, which annually makes Austin the fiery hot center of cutting-edge art over the course of five days, has announced its lineup for April 16-21.
Since the more than 40 performances, events, conversations, meals and installations include a full catalogue of artistic activities, we sought, with the help of fest guru Ron Berry, six that might well stand out.
Remember, every event is free. Reservations can be made for many events in advance on the fest website.
• Artist: Golden Hornet featuring Jeffrey Zeigler (Austin, New York City)
Show: “The Sound of Science”
“An evening-length concert presenting eight new pieces of music by seven celebrated international composers.”
8 p.m. April 20; 2 and 5 p.m. April 21
• Artist: Verdensteatret (Norway)
"The piece translates a voyage to the Mekong Delta into an abstract, scrolling landscape onstage where mechanical objects do the performing.”
9 p.m. April 18; 7 p.m. April 19; 7 p.m. April 20; 4 p.m. April 21
• Artist: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (New York City)
“Séancers are … an ensemble of mediums who convene to receive spirit communications; to make contact with the non-living.”
9 p.m. April 20; 1 and 5 p.m. April 21
• Artist: Manuela Infante (Chile)
Show: “Estado Vegetal (Vegetative State)”
“A one-woman show based on the revolutionary thinking of plant philosopher Michael Marder and plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso.”
7 p .m. April 17; 7 p.m. April 18
• Artist: Rolling Ryot (Austin)
Show: “Rainforest Reverb”
“This is a large-scale, immersive, multichannel sound art experience.”
2-6 p.m. April 21 (drop-in)
• Artist: Justin Favela (Las Vegas)
“An installation on the exterior of our hub will be wonderful!” Berry says. “He’s going to create massive piñata installation across the entire front of our festival hub!”
UPDATE: Descriptions of the acts have been updated.