maura re/members with george emilio sanchez’s “In the Court of the Conquerer” & zavé martohardjono’s “TERRITORY: the Island Remembers” – audio version link available at top of post
Question everything. Laugh often. And be proud as peacocks, amoebas and hominids—you’re alive, and it’s June!
SUPERSTITIONS inhabits a world that relies on the use of language, strangeness, incongruities that are made congruous at unexpected times throughout.
In PREPAREDNESS, a mandatory HR session threatens the survival of a college theater department.
Gassman is the real article, the authentic listener, who has heard in the city’s woke and hip aspirations, its angry and tired lives, and its ever-evolving demography the real meaning of ordinary anguish.
A dominating thread of grief and healing wound its way through La MaMa Moves! 2021 and most of the artists brought song and storytelling into a festival that, as curator Nicky Paraiso acknowledged was full of resilient artists “making work that is essential and true to this pivotal moment in time.”
Live art is still here, and as Shelley understood two centuries ago, it will remain alive for as long as we do.
And then, time reversed itself.
Coop seeks to remind us that we are here, together, and that “the piles of things we’ve forgotten” are scattered everywhere around us.
No one goes into the archive unless they have a hole to fill. Archives are the remedy to forgetful minds, faulty sources, and even death itself. They promise concrete answers and facts.
All those toxic names on our money, our buildings, even our clothing. How they got there, and what it might mean to strip them of their meaning and power.
Peter Mills Weiss + Julia Mounsey X Tara Sheena