Pretend it didn't Happen, Dr. Caterwauls, and The Human Light Box at Best Video
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT, USA 06517
Pretend it didn't Happen - We constructed situations that investigate social pathologies, myths, and zones at work at “the show.” We aim to poke at and shift the audience’s belief in why they are even present. To this end, we disorient and activate our audiences and ourselves through disturbance and explosion, despair and boredom. This has resulted in performers driving away from the venue, creating messes for no reason, or staring at the audience in bleak confusion for extended periods. In our recent collaborative work, You Are the Bus, we created elaborate organizations of errands for chosen audience members to complete (delivering pizza to the venue, picking up laundry) or gifts they received at establishments outside the venue (drinks at bars, food at restaurants, new friends at bodegas, hangouts at apartments). Between collaborative performers, there is mutual trust in a certain set of implied boundaries, but the cracks are where the light shines through. We want to get to the core of the kind of rebellion that can reveal a fuller spectrum of being human: inexplicable, inimitable, highly sensory acts. Preach in a grocery cart while brushing your teeth with a lollipop. Because you have to.
Pretend it didn't Happen is:Kaia Gilje/Lorene Bouboushian/Valerie Kuehne......
Also featuring Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, and a puppet show by The Human Light Box