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?!: New Works 2023 – Night 4
Nick Alselmo, Graham Techler, Cameron Barnett, Kevin Laibson
April 8$20 – $50
The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2023 – Night 4
featuring Nick Alselmo, Graham Techler, Cameron Barnett, Kevin Laibson
April 8, 2023
Hosted by Garlan Jude
The spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival, ?!:New Works features a veritable slew of experiment(al)(ing) artists from a variety of disciplines presenting brand new work. Working it out. With each other. With you.
by Nick Alselmo
“Sponge vs…” is a solo that takes a look into the mind of someone struggling with the internal conflict of feeling safe in solace, weighed down by insecurity, and displeased with the false sense of progress in human interactions. Movement and voice are used as a device for the performer to unpack these issues.
Costume/Set Design: Nick Alselmo
Music: Chris Isaak, Flying Lotus, MIKE, Kirby Komodo, Cities Aviv, S. Maharba, & Mtbrd
Photo Credit: Jacob Kruty @retrogradestudiosnyc
Follow them: @nick_alselmo, @pocketfuelgroovers, pocketfuelgroovers.com
cw: explicit language
Lane Gaullson’s Revenge
by Graham Techler
Lane Gaullson was once Broadway’s most lauded playwright. Now, he stews in his apartment, planning the ultimate revenge on the American theatre that excommunicated him.
Written & Performed by Graham Techler
Directed by Skylar Fox
Poster by Dylan Balliett
The Toymaker (excerpts)
by Cameron Barnett
A young girl navigates the performance of growing up in the ever-changing dreamscape of “The Toymaker,” a genre-warping play with dance. Characters from childhood stories collide as glimpses of dance-theater, pantomime, musical theater, contemporary dance, ballet, and puppetry tear into the forefront before being eclipsed by the next. A toy soldier, a confectioner, and an evil queen each have a role to play in this sugar-dusted game of make-believe.
Writer: Cameron Barnett, with contributions by Megan Kudla
Choreographers: Cameron Barnett and Fiona Schlegel
Performers: Fiona Schlegel and Alexandra Doyle
Photo Credit: Anthony Collins
Find them: IG: @cam11235 cameronjbarnett.com
The Harmnf: 29 Hours of Collaboration with Language Models and Generative Adversarial Networks
by Kevin (as a robot) Laibson
A short lecture featuring key takeaways from my 29-hour workshop devised production of Chekhov’s The Harmfulness of Tobacco, as the only human being on the project.
Written and performed by Kevin (as a robot) Laibson based on and featuring media from a collaboration by Kevin, GPT-3 API, Synthesia, VQGAN+CLIP, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, Riffusion, DALL-E, Clipdrop, Tensorflow, Google and Kaggle datasets, etc.
cw: frank discussion of the end of humanity
Find them: kevinasarobot.website, @kevinasarobot on instagram, tiktok, mastodon, tiktok
Lineups are subject to change.
Art by Mark Toneff
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