"appeared at the four sides of the [4×4 foot] square with fat phonebooks and tiny Matchbox cars on their fingers. Honky-tonk piano and the wonderful plinks on an old typewriter instantly collided with the pages of modern information, and the tiny cars seemed to challenge our notion of scale"
Read the rest of Kris Eitland’s review
Here’s a slide show from rehearsal:
A few memorable quotes:
" how, in our heightened state of attention, could we distinguish what a single happening was? What constituted the singularity that allowed the eighteen to be enumerable? Had the performance of our windup toy been one happening? Or was the winding up one happening, its walking about a second, and its running down still a third? And how were we to distinguish facilitation from content — that is, how were we to distinguish “information” from “noise”?"
" the effect of uniform variety, which is the way art conveys the random, always requires organization — if only to avoid the aesthetically distracting clumps of repetition the truly random always produces and around which meaning forms."
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It’s in that spirit that I’ll continue to post something here from time to time.