Performance Breakthrough 2036
(A Speculative Fable)
Thursday, January 10, 12:00pm
The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway
Co-Commissioned by American Realness and Yale’s Theater Magazine
Presented by Gibney
During the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the artist wandered Zuccotti Park as a talking coin giving voice to the complaints of a faltering democracy in the face of concentrated corporate wealth. Then one day an old Yippie, famous for pie-in-the facing Washington elites, admonished him to leave the comfort of the occupation in search of more productive confrontations. Seven years later in a world now sizzling with conflict and audiences programmed into echo-chambers, Fischer speculates on future performances that could confront dystopia head on and win.
Image courtesy of Noah Fischer
Part of Bodies on the Gears, a series of five lecture performances curated by Tom Sellar as part of American Realness 2019.
The accessible entrance for this location is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings. To access the elevator, attendees may be asked to provide a valid photo ID and go through building security, including a metal detector.
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