I like beer, but i’m no conniseur. Still, the beer was really special. I tried a french style beer and something seasonal. Should probably get the deets next time I go.
Videos were projected on pretty much all open wall space.
You really can’t argue with food, beer and video games. Videos already have a uniquely powerful appeal, so it’s not hard to imagine that with the added inducements of beer, food and music something like a Projector Party would draw a sizable and lively crowd.
Such was the case at Aeronaut Brewery just outside of Somerville’s Union Square on October 24th where, as the Projector Party got underway Aeronaut Brewery’s creatively lit and cavernous space was converted into a backdrop for a night of food, drink, DJ’s and interactive audio visual art.
Hosted with technical support and projection hardware from the Non-Fiction Cartel the Projector Party featured videos ranging from the very old school to narrative to app based interactive technology. Exhibits featured work from groups, like Video Bleep, whose projection dome I experienced last summer at Figment Boston, and who presented an interactive video in which observers became participants using their smart phones to control different birds in their projection.
The experience was immersive, and the crowd was both extremely enthusiastic and inquisitive, a mishmash of ages and professions which gave the evening a distinctly bohemian feel. There was a lot to take in and it was easy to get lost in the event as coulours, shapes and sounds overlapped and filled the rooms of the brewery with an almost hypnotic effect.
Nestled on the end of Tyler Street next to the Artisan’s Asylum and Brooklyn Boulders, Aeronaut Brewery has been ready to rock and roll and hosting different types of events since it opened in the spring of 2014. Since I am only one person, and I can only do so many things in a week. I was excited to have been introduced to the idea of a Projector Party and then pointed in the direction of Aeronaut so I could go and experience it for myself. This was the second Projector Party at Aeronaut since August and I hope for the sake of those who would be interested in going to a future event it is not the last.
Walked in to this… at Aeronaut. Those racing dogs on the wall were really hynotic.
There were a couple of DJ’s and there was a performance
Lots of screens everywhere. It was fascinating talking to the artists about how they made their art.
Lots of action over by the bar in the front room.
This was so cool. This group had a video of old animated footage that you could interact with via stylus. Depending on the speed and direction of what you drew it would change the rate of the frames per second.
As the place filled people interacted and watched the videos that were presented.
Lots to choose from, beer, snacks… etc..
Mood lighting is always a bonus. It was amazing just how many surfaces could be projected upon.
Then all of a sudden, and much to my delight, everything went old school. Super Mario Bros 2!!!!
There was a cool performance complete with audio and visual.
“OMG!!! TETRIS!!!!” Squealed everyone who was standing there watching the screen when the cartridge was put in the game console and it first projected onto the wall. Still my favourite video game!
Are these guy twerking? Like I said, there were videos projected everywhere… plus, there were also big cookies.
It’s hard not to like something that has cool lighting
Everyone looks cool in silhouette.
Videos literally everywhere… even in the entrance way to the bathrooms.
Video Bleep installed this. It was amazing. People could logon on using the wifi and their phone to control the birds.
All of the videos were intriguing in a way that made you want to stand and stare at them for a while.
There was lots of beer available everywhere.
Pizza provided by Stoked Pizza.
Just in case you weren’t sure. Pretzel + beer = awesome. Trust me.
The line was ever growing… but that stopped no one.