Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., Queens)
Flux Factory presents iSpy, a participatory conceptual game show that brings together live streaming video, consenting audiences, and unsuspecting participants for a rollicking good time through the misuse of surveillance.
The federal government has unrestricted access to your email, local police departments can track your phone’s location without a warrant, and we freely post our daily minutiae on Facebook anyway. Instead of lamenting that we’re sleepwalking into a surveillance state, iSpy repurposes these technologies for an interactive theatrical experience.
Come ready to team up and win subversive challenges involving live aerial surveillance, piñatas, World of Warcraft, and many more surprises. Each night, two featured players carry networked cameras in public space, beaming video back to the Flux gallery-turned-game show studio where they coordinate with the rest of their team to score more points. The team with the highest score wins a rare and special prize…
The show is totally free and runs only four times, beginning promptly at 6pm and followed by an after party each night.