Big Art Group in NYC Tuesday Jan 13

January 8, 2009


A heads up that frequent Spank collaborator Big Art Group is doing a rare NYC performance this Tuesday. Get tickets now, seating is limited!

The Sleep (Cinema Fury 01)
Private Showing at The Wild Project (NYC)
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
January 13, 2009 at 8:30pm
If you would like to come, please RSVP to bigrsvp@gmail.com

Also the day before on Jan 11th, [B!G]  is hosting an artist talk platform on the topic “The changing roll of the performer in the 21st Century”. It will be held at The Wild Project in NYC on Jan 12th from 1pm to 5pm. Some participating artist are Koosil-ja Hwang, DD Dorvillier, Thaddeus Phillips, Trajal Harrel, A.L. Steiner and Robbinschilds. If you would like to come, please RSVP to anne@bigartgroup.com

THE SLEEP reconfigures MP Shiel’s manuscript “The Purple Cloud” with the a mix of film techniques used in the birth of cinema, live video victorian toy theatre, and a live rock & roll score. In MP Shiel’s genre classic written in 1901, an ambitious adventurer sets off to the undiscovered North Pole for fame and wealth. But as his expedition turns violent, a far greater tragedy occurs in the world he leaves behind. When he emerges from his hollow triumph to this new order, he must confront a dead world and a bleak new existence for the remainder of his life. Shiel’s manuscript, as opposed to other “last man” stories, is uniquely probing, stark, haunting and suffused with sadness and rage. From the unrelenting bleakness and loneliness of the original manuscript, THE SLEEP extrapolates the crisis of contemporary survival, merging Shiel’s story with current accounts of climate change, and jettisoning the information accumulation of a digital society to investigate a forced primitivism and a crisis of being.



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