• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

April 4: FringeArts presents 'The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller'

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

WHERE: FringeArts, 401 N. Columbus Blvd.
WHEN: April 4, 2014, 7pm and 9pm
COST: $29 in advance, $35 at the door, $20 for members/students

Win Tickets:

Thanks to the folks at FringeArts, we're giving away a pair of tickets for the 7pm screening. Email with the subject "Buckminster" by 5pm on March 14. The winner will be chosen at random and notified the week of March 17.

If the futures of the past, experimental design, and indie rock legends excite you, then we’ve got an evening for you.

For First Friday April 4 FringeArts will present The Love Song of R.Buckminster Fuller, a documentary exploring the story of iconoclastic designer Buckminster Fuller.

Director Sam Green narrates the film, which is created as he projects pictures from a laptop, while Hoboken’s finest indie rockers Yo La Tengo will play the original score live. 

The multi-media is based on Fuller's own deep documentation of his life and the presentation apparently “draws inspiration equally from old travelogues, TED talks and the Benshi Japanese performance tradition.” Not something you're bound to see every day, which is just what FringeArts is made to present. 

Fuller is best known as inventor of the geodesic dome (eg. Epcot Center's Spaceship Earth), and was a proponent of radical environmentalism and designs that would serve both humanity and the earth. Fuller lived in Philadelphia from 1972 until his death in 1983, teaching at area colleges and universities.

Tickets go on sale March 1, but FringeArts members can take advantage of a presale starting Thursday, February 27.  (Purchase online or by calling 215-413-1318) FringeArts is also setting aside a pair of tickets for the 7pm screening for you lucky readers. You can win this pair of tickets by emailing us by 5pm on March 14. Winners will be chosen at random.

    • R. Buckminster Fuller
      R. Buckminster Fuller

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Editor, Eyes on the Street

Ashley writes and edits Eyes on the Street. She has a special interest in preservation, neighborhoods, and all things public – from policy to art. Ashley holds masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from PennDesign.

Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. She is proud to call 19147 home. 

Find Ashley on twitter @ashleyjhahn.


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