The Omni Lights Get Hijacked On Wednesday: Here's Six Great Spots To Watch The Show
You've waited a month for "Expanded Cinema," the Omni light hijacking project happening this Wednesday night, September 26. Fourteen Dallas video artists will replace the flashy building's normal visual programming with their own mad scientist inventions, starting at 8 p.m. You should see the show in the best available location. Here's a few things to consider when selecting your perfect vantage point.
The Omni's getting extra bling this Wednesday
With the entire wrap-around exterior of the building being used simultaneously, you'll want to see as much of it as possible. That means putting distance between it and you. For a great view, you'll need to cross the river. Also, this show has a musical component. On Wednesday night you'll get the experiment in its entirety, with each artist's custom soundtrack playing live on KXT 91.7. That means you'll need a radio with speakers and solid reception.
Hey, don't furrow that brow. Here's a guide to conquering this thing.
Colorado and Jefferson
Dallas Video Fest is having an officially unofficial viewing party in an empty field off of Colorado and Jefferson. There's limited parking, so carpooling is encouraged. Your headlights and conversation will interrupt folks once the program begins; it's better to arrive early. They suggest bringing: lawn chairs, flashlights and radios.
Cocktail suggestion: The Motherboard -- Champagne with LED ice cubes.
901 Fort Worth Avenue
Lounging poolside at the Belmont is a luxurious escape for any Wednesday evening, but adding on a view of an illuminated 198,807 square foot futuristic canvas adds an extra dose of plush. There's a bar, so that's covered. And thanks to a removed parking lot, you won't bother anyone if you roll in a little late. Although you will look strange walking in with a radio...
Screw it: This is art. Get as strange as you like.
Cocktail suggestion: Martini, or whatever makes you look the most seductive.
Hickory House Barbecue
600 S. Industrial Boulevard
Dinner and a show? Maybe I will, thank you. This cheap little barbecue hold-out's got seating on the curb, so you can power-up your boom box, stare at the Omni and freak everyone else out while chomping down on inexpensive ribs. This is how art was meant to be experienced.
Cocktail suggestion: A $2 beer.