Time: January 14, 2014 at 7pm to January 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
Location: Robert Moss Theatre at 440 Studios
Street: 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd floor
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.incubatorarts.org/…
Event Type: live, performance
Organized By: ivan talijancic
Latest Activity: Jan 9, 2014
Using Charcot’s Tuesday night lectures at the Salpêtrière and his instigation of hysterical performance as a leaping-off point, WaxFactory traces the lines of fainting, hallucination, delusion, and love letters that run through the source material. #aspellforfainting vividly celebrates the live, raw neurosis of being a performer: the crippling of an artistic block, unforeseen circumstances, nightmares, getting out of one’s own way... and what happens when one confronts the reality of what was created, exposed, capsized, deconstructed, demolished, and uprooted.
A brand new ensemble work for a solo performer/PJ, a sound artist/DJ and a video artist/VJ, #aspellforfainting is an improvisational piece, created anew for each performance by using disparate textual sources (The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Streetcar Named Desire, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, YouTube, etc.), an array of musical selections and sounds, and a multitude of objects as an investigation in the chaos of creation.
Audience members are encouraged to use their smart phones during the performance to take photos/video and tweet them. #aspellforfainting