BODY||MIND 2012: An Unofficial SXSW House Party Recap

This post is long overdue, but it is a recap of our SXSW 2012 party, which you can read more about HERE. REDEFINE’s second annual SXSW party was once again thrown with Gina Altamura of Portland nightclub Holocene and Marjorie Owens of Dallas blog Clumsy N Shy, who collaborated on an evening of acts that entranced your mind and made your body move. Beyond that basic premise, the bands that really held the crowd’s attention and turned it from a 21-room college co-op into a home for all were those who really exemplified the ideal of the entire party, as captured by the Alan Watts quote below. They were the bands that provided in comfort to concertgoers, by providing a balance for all to see, hear, and feel — and often with fantastic visual aids to boot. This quick recap, consisting primarily of videos, highlights some of our favorite acts of the day. Hope you can join us next year.


“The only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets — is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.” Alan Watts


Midday Veil

Midday Veil – “The Current” > Filmed and Edited by Lymay Iwasaki


Midday Veil – “Choreia” > Filmed and Edited by Lymay Iwasaki


Swahili – “Into One” > Filmed and Edited by Lymay Iwasaki

Swahili – “Contact” > Filmed and Edited by Lymay Iwasaki


Lumerians > Filmed and Edited by Lymay Iwasaki

Complete Lineup

22:30 AU
21:30 Young Magic
20:30 Swahili
19:30 Midday Veil
18:30 The Night Beats
17:30 Jeffrey Jerusalem
16:30 Sam Flax

20:00 Royal Baths
19:00 Lumerians
18:00 The Shivas
17:00 TOPS


Filmed and Edited by Lymay Iwasaki

Sam Flax

Sam Flax – “Another Day” > Filmed and Edited by Lymay Iwasaki

Young Magic

Young Magic – “Slip Time” > Filmed and Edited by Vivian Hua


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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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