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The Exponential Festival Presents: Natural Studies


August 15 - August 17

$20 – $50

The Exponential Festival and The Brick present
Natural Studies
by thingNY
August 15–17

thingNY returns to the Brick with a double bill made up of Joseph White‘s You Against Nature and their latest collectively written opus, Mouthful.

You Against Nature is the first opera from White and is based on the French decadent classic, Against Nature. It is a tale of modern day self-isolation, attempts at life-hacking, and nihilistic indulgence taken to extraordinary lengths.
Mouthful is situated in the orbit of a large communal table and explores ancestry, lineage, and linguistic transmission through food and digestion, through blood, and through community and family structures.
You Against Nature by Joseph White
Mouthful by thingNY
performed by alejandro t. acierto, Gelsey Bell, Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, and Dave Ruder
thingNY is a collective of composer-performers who fuse electronic and acoustic chamber music with new opera, improvisation, theater, text, song and installation. Founded in 2006, thingNY performs experimental works created by the core ensemble – alejandro t. acierto, Gelsey Bell, Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Dave Ruder, and Jeffrey Young – and by adventurous composers such as Jennifer Walshe, Robert Ashley, Rick Burkhardt, Pauline Oliveros, Joseph White, and Julius Eastman. Past works collectively created by thingNY include: subtracTTTTTTTTT, This Takes Place Close By, Time: A Complete Explanation in Three Parts (with Panoply Performance Lab), Dear Nancine, and ADDDDDDDDD. Recently thingNY released the album Passover on Innova Recordings.
Image Credit: image credit Erin Rogers


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A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com.



August 15
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $50




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