Monday, November 23, 2009

Experimentica ends. Performance Continues.
The festival is not simple to sum up. There is a lot going on.
The new chapter operates well as a site for experimentica. The site is a little underused in some respects. The theatrical lineage of much of the performance at the festival suits black box rooms that host most of the work. Where the work does venture out there are questions about the parameters of the spaces... Where should I stand? How long does this go on? Can I ask questions? Is this art? Is this piece for me? Is this good dance because I’ve never seen dance before? Is this action good sculpture? Is this music good writing? Is this writing good drawing? By now the questions have re-entered the black box space, left again, been to the bar and wandered around the gallery (which is not part of the festival).

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