So happy to announce my show at HERE Theater in New York.
A seething experimental landscape of bizarre possibility, this anarchist nihilist philosophy puppet show has toured Europe and the Americas, from Oslo to Buenos Aires, from gutters to galleries, morphing slowly like the singing of a whale. Death stalks the garden and unmasked beings belch forth inverted offspring as God devours the sun.
A Dream Music Puppetry Work-in-Progress Presentation
Credits: By Kalan Sherrard / enormousface
Musical collaborators: Jacob Cohen, Le Le, Tamio Shiraishi
Image by Zachary Maxwell Stertz
Oct 26-28, Thu-Sat @ 7pm, Saturday @ 10:30pm*, Tickets $15
This show contains adult content and may not be appropriate for children.
*Please note that the 10:30pm performance is not suitable for patrons under 18 years of age.
More Information HERE
If Puppets, being gateways between human beings and objects, as tiny portals out of an anthropocentric worldview that upend traditional binaries of: Animate::Inanimate|Living::Dead|Real::Fake….If death marionetted garbage becomes graffiti in time, as the blur between kinetic installation and performance dance, so a species of wise juvenelia with animistic taste buds….If A puppet show is a liminal genre loosed from the fetters of understanding, an melting jazz that tends to free-associate with a radical politic by obviating the mechanisms of control….or the puppet and the puppeteer form a rhizome. [**ibid Deleuze]
1.Weaponize: as toys become tools, tools weapons, and weapons back to toys, look for the claws and teeth in every happy syllogism.
2.Defacialize: to disrupt of the hierarchic primacy of the Upper Organs, to privilege other bodies and anonymize the ego.
3.Non-Goal-Orientation: if the irrevevance of intention begets the erosion of post-cosmic meta-narratives, so to seek without purpose.
4.Abjection: that cast-off trash has the root of reincarnate possibility, to deeply compost value through the sphincters of a suicidal economy, phoenix as suicide bomber, against “re-cycling”, against sustainability, against esoteric materialism, against being against.
Because this is what we would want to see in the world, [in the sad being in the sad world]. The linguistics of shape. Olfactory Puissance. A glitch in the fabric of positivist Kapital. Weirded anti-structure to destabilize frameworked models of meaning. Uncanny Gendered Hex. Triangular Semiotics spinning in free play to distrupt the litanized Why. The bitter hope that deep in an Aesthetic Other there would breed an Other Other. A Chance Opening. Rupture. Eclipse. Thermodynamics Inside Out. Misunderstanding Anatomy to break the Old Way. Dust to the neon Amerikan Unimagination Nightmare. If the words we chose begin to eat the families we chose. Never and Forever locked in sexual embrace.
If a portal opens underground. Expect not to be decieved, bring a large interpretative pallette and strange gifts.