What is THIS? What is THAT?
THAT imagines the creation of the universe. Analogue video equipment comes to life by the cranking of tripod knobs, zooming in and out, maneuvering visual feedback loops, dissolving images together and apart, creating an abstract video puppetry before our eyes. No pre-recorded video, no tricks. THIS is about people – their romantic sense of longing, loss, alienation and near miss….a cowboy sleeps under the stars, a family puts their child to sleep for the night, a crooner serenades his lover, a jazz pianist fantasizes while he plays. Hand shadow vignettes, inspired by Henry Moore sculptures, morph from one scene to another.
THIS AND THAT is a proud recipient of a 2020 Henson Foundation Workshop Grant.
*The Bushwick Starr and The Chocolate Factory Theater premiered THIS AND THAT at The Chocolate Factory Theater (Queens NYC) in September 2022 followed by a run at HERE (Manhattan NYC) in December 2022 in partnership with HERE Arts Center as part of their HERE & Back program
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