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It’s a free show. It’s a work of art. It’s Cars & Fish!

Cars and Fish!

Miami Performing Arts Center presents Cars & Fish – a huge video and sound installation commissioned by MPAC and presented one time only on Friday, December 2, 2005

The first large-scale event produced on the grounds of Miami Performing Arts Center

Multimedia expert/video artist Charles Recher and master composer Gustavo Matamoros have been commissioned by Miami Performing Arts Center to create and present Cars & Fish - a massive site-specific work of digital art that will inaugurate the Plaza for the Arts at MPAC during Art Basel. For the one-time-only video and sound installation, Recher will project digital images onto the granite facades of the MPAC theaters, transforming them into a dazzling canvas celebrating Miami’s colorful culture. The public watching the show will also become part of Recher’s moving light sculpture. Matamoros will simultaneously create a synchronized interactive soundscape which incorporates the acoustics of the exterior architecture and a myriad of sounds from around the city, such as cruise ship horns and crashing waves.

The free outdoor event also features a colorful parade of youthful stilt walkers dressed as “Creatures of the Swamp” and a giant 35-foot “Alligator Schmalligator” created by Clifton Childree. Cars & Fish will be the culminating performance for the children who are students of “Walking Tall,” MPAC’s community outreach program of free after-school training sessions designed to develop physical theater skills, encourage creativity, and boost self-confidence in children.

A “hypersonic flock” of street performers will also roam the Plaza for the Arts and interact with the crowd at the colorful public event, which is funded in part by the City of Miami Community Redevelopment Agency and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Friday, December 2, 2005
Parade begins at dusk, approximately 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free. Event is open the public.

Plaza for the Arts
Miami Performing Arts Center
Biscayne Boulevard (between N.E.13th and 14th Streets)

For more information on the event, please visit the MPAC Web site at or call (305) 372-7611


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