Happy Virus Happy
On the 3 January 2010, at beloved Brooklyn haunt Monkeytown, artists Jim Avignon (Berlin) and Jon Burgerman (UK) returned to New York to perform, paint and purr for your delight as their new band Anxieteam.
Using the most modern technology currently available (whilst remaining relatively inexpensive) Happy Virus Happy saw both Avignon and Burgerman project onto the walls of the venue a startling, experimental, visual spectacle. Compositions, characters and crocodiles danced into life, spawned live in between and during songs.
The audience was soothed and massaged, in an audio visual sense, by the dexterous doodling and velveteen voices of Anxieteam. Songs of salads, mischievous rodents and heartache were carried along on a wave of melodic electronic beats occasionally punctuated by the fragile and fudged plucking of a ukulele.
Sunday 03 January 2010
2000 - 2300
Monkeytown, 58 N 3rd St. Brooklyn, USA
The performance was veeeeeeeeeery cool,
Thank you Jon and your friend Jim Avigdon,
Me and Ricardo loved,
Thanks for the journey to the land of strangeness. We enjoyed our visit. We may come again. We loved the Yo Gabba Gabba Boosh mix-up.
That was one of the most innovative “shows” that I have seen and I really enjoyed and full credit to Jon and his friend Jim and the entire anxieteam for their effort to come up with such an entertainer!! The show was a real “feast” to the eye and I hope they come up with more of such Happy Virus Happy experimental episodes so that others may also get inspired to dream up something cool and innovative as this!!