Screen Capture from Afterlife. Courtesy: The Other Theatre
Project For Empty Space (PES), founded by Meenakshi Thirukode and Jasmine Wahi in 2010, is a nonprofit that brings socially engaging projects to public spaces. In 2013, PES will be hosting a yearlong presentation of the collective the Other Theatre. Formed in 1991, the Other Theatre, based in Canada, is dedicated to performance that explores the tension between individual and collective experiences. The Other Theatre, founded by artistic director Stacey Christodoulou, includes architect Enrique Enriquez and writer-director Tamara Scherbak. The group presents “Etiquette for Lucid Dreaming,” an in situ participatory performance-installation, in the spring of 2013. “Etiquette for Lucid Dreaming” is the final version of the iPod project. The first three versions, titled “Afterlife,” “Spiral Jetty,” and “Home Theatre,” explored the idea of the MP3 player as a tool for organizing territory, time, and the boundaries around the body in public space. By using the MP3 player in the creation of art, the ordinary person becomes the center of the creative process, as his auditory experience is transformed into both an internal and external cinema. The participant, not the technology, is the star.
On May 4, performances will occur at various times during the day. To be a participant or for specific times, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more details.