Jan 28 2017

Performance | The Tenderness of Maggots

Sat | 1-2:30PM

Studio for Propositional Cinema

Please join us for a performance of The Tenderness of Maggots, a theatrical adaptation of Comte de Lautréamont’s (1846-1870) brutal, proto-Surrealist novel Les Chants de Maldoror, re-edited and re-configured for the stage by Studio for Propositional Cinema. Performed each Saturday during the duration of the exhibition, the narrator of the text gleefully confesses his gruesome and evil acts on a glass stage behind a “curtain” of text asking: AS WE ENTER UNWANTED FUTURES: ARE VIRUSES NOT ALSO SEEKING CONNECTIONS?: DO MAGGOTS NOT ALSO HAVE MOMENTS OF TENDERNESS?: &: WHAT CAN WE BUILD IN AN AGE OF WALLS?: WHAT CAN WE DISMANTLE IN AN AGE OF EROSION?…

Full performance schedule for The Tenderness of Maggots:

Opening speech:
Friday, January 6 at 6:10
OUR ADAPTER (played by Aura Rosenberg) unlocks and opens a door, being and through a conduit for entry
(and presented in advance of what will come):

Scenes 1 – 6:
Saturday, January 7, 1:00-2:30PM,
Saturday, January 14, 1:00-2:30PM,
Saturday, January 21, 1:00-2:30PM,
Saturday, January 28, 1:00-2:30PM,
& Saturday, February 4, 1:00-2:30PM
OUR NARRATOR (played by Griffin Sharps) on a stage consisting of six panes of safety glass cracking underfoot (and presented within an increased necessity to examine brutality closely again):

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