about the sound


about the sound. we wanted this: cacophony club idea - but with a lot of power. engagement and interruptions of engagement. 11 specific dj's and/or dj ideas to juggle control, more or less simultaneously.

power, cacophony, engagement and interruptions thereof were on high success: featuring Bon Louthan's voiced eternal countdown to midnight, Ryder Ripps on tripp pushing volume levels to breaking points, vocal artists on wireless mics free roaming the map.

getting all 11 DJs secured in the walls of #hi11 was on minor/major fail as Brian Degraw, Iceberg, & $hayne did not make it - but banging away despite the loss was the duo NGUZUNGZU, KINGDOM, FATIMA AL QADIRI & AZIZAMAN, DEE, COP-A-FEEL, and me TOTAL FREEDOM.

this clip is an audio tour idea of the idea... kind of. compiled by YUNG BUKKAKE and TOTAL FREEDOM




The new year's event that Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch hosted for 2011 circled through info-glut and privacy issues. When guests first arrived, they were greeted by a large LCD screen showing live color surveillance video from nearly every room in the house including the bathrooms.

Upstairs: A green wall. A green couch. A webcam. A surveillance camera. People could sit and see themselves dissociatively watching themselves sitting on the couch, all enshrouded in a celebratory Google search page while projected large in the adjoining Orphanage. Lauren Devine assembled a NIN Fuck Closet closet under the staircase in the club room, complete with bed, matching lover's headphones with top-mounted spotlights playing Nine Inch Nails remixes on loop.

If people tweeted text or photos using #hi11, they would see them projected over live surveillance video of the DIS B6 refresh_forum or the Courtyard respectively. The projections covered the ceilings of the Poop Room (B5), just above towering Ikea-collaged furniture. Above the fireplace mantle, a large LCD monitor displayed the #hi11 website as it scrolled up and down autonomously.

A countdown of every number from 11,000 to 1 moved in and out of the DJ feeds throughout the night, along with the sound of two singers wandering through the party with wireless headset microphones.

#hi11-tech Room List :

Y2: (viewed) : Target-lite : Ambient invite audio track extended mix : Live Vocal Separation
Y1: The Stands
Y??: Outdoor Fastrooms
B1, B2: (viewed) : A Power Sound Situation : Light Design Plus : Bon 11,000 Countdown : Plasma Screen Push : LED Display Retardation : Green Screen Dance Watch : Dual Live Vocalist Auditions : Real Time Announcement Design : NIN Hook-Up Closet (LED sex head-set)
B3: Bath Mic : Rumor Allocation
B4: Map Spot CCTV : Locator View, Open Live Feed Room-shares (Transaction & Exchange) : Dump.fm : riverofthe.net
B5 ...


#hi11 gifs from Ryder Ripps


Oh hai 11. I made the pilgrimage to LA from NY for 10 days to live in an "orphanage" and help with the Fitch/Trecartin #hi11 New Years Eve party.. I brought with me my tech expertise as well as a keen eye for Subway bread and Croc color pallets. I came back with some gifs and a happy feeling inside. Some highlights bellow, click here to view all.

3d #hi11 txt by Rhet LaRue
Filling up the black light bubble machine
Pole Dancer, Breezelle, in the DIS Room
Elizabeth Dee J-ing
Asma Maroof, of NGUZUNGUZU, on the decks
the floor
the look
Crocs and Locks.. set up by myself and Jonny Mandabach
Ryan and I testing out the green screen, behind us, a feed from the dance floor downstairs.
Head chef, Ryan Riehle, happy about completing over 2011 empanadas.
Ashland (TOTAL FREEDOM) rolling his eyes after a long day on the hi11.


casual public items


#hi11: we assembled an armature within and around the house to allow the molding and reflowing of movement, its telepresentation, turning far corners into broken windows, hyperlinking plaster and flesh, the house a hashtag, a sort of realtime collaborative memory palace people could inhabit use and shape for instantly distorted recall.

Projecting information over houseformation, surfaces become the house talking to its selves in recursive loops. @hi11. Click-through the stairwell, preview the adjoining room's thumbnail, preview yourself onscreen, sitting on Google's fireworks.

Hash tag, price tag, luggage tag, name tag, license and registration tag. The house turned into it, now it's the tag that becomes like a house: #hi11


#hi11 Times


Today we'll be turning the blog over to the many people involved with #hi11, a New Year's Eve happening produced by Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch. For the event, the organizers took over three floors of a house in Los Angeles, transforming it into an interactive, multimedia environment. (The full list of names of everyone behind #hi11 is available here on the 2240hill site.) The house was equipped with video capture throughout, which allowed live video feeds between the rooms and a broadcast online. One of the rooms was covered over entirely in green screen fabric, so video captured therein could be augmented. Inspired by the organizational design of IKEA, the rooms in the house were assigned a letter and a number, for example, B2, C4, etc. The rooms themselves operated much like sets, and in many cases, IKEA furniture was used, mostly beds and couches for lounging. The house was illuminated by black lights, red lights, projections (some of the dump.fm chat room), and videos from the other rooms, giving the space an overwhelming feeling akin to Trecartin's delirious videos. An impressive amount of work went into #hi11. To name a few of my personal favorite details: the chandelier constructed out of Brita water filters, the herbal sexual enhancement pills freely distributed at the bar, the professional Diva wearing a headset connected to the PA on the dance floor, who would break out into song while walking around the party, the one water cooler (out of 4) in DIS Magazine's "refresh_forum" room which contained solely vodka (quite a surprise!), a small room off the dance floor which was intended as a secret Nine Inch Nails sex chamber, where participants could wear headphones (with flashlights attached to the top) blasting the band on repeat while ...