I’m excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for upcoming Seattle and Portland performances of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER. I’m going to be screening the film as Yo La Tengo performs their original score live at the Moore Theater in Seattle on 9/11 and at the Washington High School in Portland on 9/12. (The Portland show is part of the fantastic Time-Based Art Festival.)
One of the things that I really like about this “live documentary” form is that we can tailor the film to every city we visit. Buckminster Fuller was a Johnny Appleseed–like character—always on the road for new projects and lectures. So he has connections to almost any city.
In Seattle, we are going to incorporate the Laser Dome into the piece. (Who knew that there was still a venue out there dedicated to laser light shows????) The Seattle Laser Dome, originally called the Spacearium, was actually designed for the 1962 World’s Fair by a former student of Fuller’s named TC Howard. The dome is pictured above, on the top being built before the fair, and on the bottom in its current incarnation.