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The <Half> Time Show by Academy Records with the Bartlett Marching Hawks was presented for the 12x12 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

The <Half>Time Show brought a high school marching band onto the MCA Chicago's Sol Lewitt "Bands in 4 Directions" in the museum's Sculpture Garden.  The band played their standard 20 minute half-time show routine.  The band's arrival was announced as the drum majorettes entered into the foyer of the museum and made their way to the back garden while the rest of the band members took their place.  This signaled a break in the evening's singles event, a dating mixer that happened on the occasion of each of the MCA Chicago's First Fridays openings.  During this break, museum goers followed the majorettes to the patio and watched The <Half> Time Show by Academy Records with the Bartlett Marching Hawks.  On their last number, the band marched single file out the Sculpture Garden's back gate and onto their schoolbus to then head home.  The event was filmed from atop the museum by Academy Records.  This video was then re-presented as a downward projected video in the designated 12 x 12 exhibition space during the September exhibition.  The actual space of the projection was 12x12 feet, equaliing half of the gallery space, which was 24 x 24 feet, which was half the actual space taken up by Lewitt's "Bands in 4 Directions," which totaled 48 x 48 feet.

The  Time Show

The Time Show

band members assembling on the garden

the HalfxShow

the HalfxShow

Band Members at the ready with Academy Banner

the HalfxShow

the HalfxShow

installation view 23 minute performance of high school marching band on the Museum of Contemporary Art sculpture garden. 2003.

The Time Show

´╗┐Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago June Performance, September Exhibition 1x12 series 2003 The Bartlett Marching Hawks perform their standard routine on top of Sol Lewitt's piece, Bands in 4 Directions at the museum's First Friday singles event providing a break period during the event