EVERYBODY! COME STAND ON THE ALTAR!
OPENING FRIDAY, MAY 13, 6 to 10pm
MAY 13 to 28, 2016
A collaboration between PSSST (Jules Gimbrone and Barnett Cohen A ‘12) and Anna Betbeze, Jesse Fleming, Luis Flores, Deana Lawson, Keaton Macon, K.r.m. Mooney, Litia Perta, Barb Smith A'12, and Dorian Wood.
EVERYBODY! COME STAND ON THE ALTAR!, the inaugural activation of PSSST, is a performance of materials. It is an invitation to engage in an immersive constellation of objects, sounds, images, language, and lighting.
In the first instant of a theatrical encounter, there is space for abstraction, empathy even, as we begin to ask questions, as we begin to focus. Lights go off and on, sounds overwhelm then recede. Our eyes adjust, if we are sitting, our bodies may sink–we fidget because the feeling is powerful and the space before a beginning is open. In this diffuse moment, we are enraptured by a series of relationships that unfold—things we have seen before, fragments of fantasies and projections, known objects taking different forms. Instinctively, we silence ourselves, we long to know more, we wait for catharsis.
Each work calls for, begs for, a delicate attention. When woven together with bodies in space, PSSST believes that a decentralized sacred space can emerge. There is a stage. There is no stage. The stage is always changing. Come stand on the altar.
Open hours: Thursday to Friday, 5 to 9pm. Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm.