Some Kind of Intermission: Live in Store
Scripted by ^pine^needle^cone^needle^frost^lily^hibberd^&^robert^cook^,
some kind of intermission – live in-store! will be a three person, modulating monologue (triologue) presented as a theatrical record-store performance. The overall monologue will be comprised of a series of nine shorter monologues, with staged/recorded clapping between each unit. The units will each be timed at about three minutes, the perfect pop song period. The performance will be a six song set, plus two encores (2 songs, then 1 song). The monologues will explore, elucidate and complicate the cultural and aesthetic synergy between ‘the monologue’ and minimalism. This will be given precise cultural form via an oblique/generative consideration of the conceptualization of The Wooster Group’s Spalding Gray’s shift into the monologue as a type of theatrical minimalism. In this, the project will pursue a poetic analysis of associations around the American oral story-telling tradition as a kind of Thoreauvian exercise in theatrical (and human) self-sufficiency. It will use the form of the monologue itself to explore, through content and form, the coming together and the pulling apart of story and object, of speaker and audience, of the theatrical present and the fictive tides of past and future tenses…and selves. As such, it will look at the function of ‘spoken word’ as an ‘object event’ as much as a signifier within an inherently (wound and unwound) associative network. The content of the work will riff off a blend of concrete observation, intuited historical exegesis, misunderstood cultural theory, self- and faux-self-revelation, and pop song tropes as they emerge from pop minimalism (of the punk and post punk varieties).
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Artists: Lily Hibberd, Robert Cook, Ingle Knight, David Fussell
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