Many will remember that in March the Walker’s film department screened Melody Gilbert’s film Urban Explorers— a documentary about a mischievous group of people probing the deteriorating history of urban environments. Gilbert isn’t the only one interested citywide reconnaissance missions. The themes of urban landscape exploration and documentation will be back at the Walker with this year’s Performing Arts season opener: Super Night Shot by the UK/Germany’s Gob Squad.
The Gob Squad group will hit the street an hour before the performance, armed with video cameras. While they’re out, we, the audience will be tipping back a drink in 20.21’s restaurant lounge. They’ll split up into four pairs, each group with a performer and a videographer. They’ll scour Minneapolis’ corners, and return to a hero’s welcome (us… partying in at 20.21…. armed with Silly String and confetti) with an hour’s worth of videotaped urban exploration. Then the performance itself will be a four-channel live mixing of the previous hour’s Minneapolitan exploration. It’ll be an amazing way to get a new perspective on your home town. PLUS, you get a free drink at 20.21 with your ticket!