(2011) The final piece in the Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowl trilogy, a long-form performance art opera built from situations and the emotional and psychological indices of institutions on the project participants.
As joyous as a baptism, as formally convoluted as a psychiatric exam, and as frightening as kindergarten, Institute_Institut attempts to express a convergence of subjectivities, a multiplicity of sensual experiences, and to perform a participatory sandwich-making ritual using the dry bread of deep thought and the soft cheese of deep emotion.
Performed by Violinist Daniella Fischetti, percussionist Greg Loewer Jr., Dave Ruder on clarinet, and the composer Brian McCorkle on keyboard, sampler, and pitch-shifters with performer-vocalists Megan Cooper, Kristin Elliott, Katie Johnston, Hyatt Michaels, Natasha Missick, Michael Newton, Ellen O'Meara, Adrian Owen, Brian Rady, Dave Ruder, Matthew Stephen Smith, Marie Weigl and Andrew Whipple. Directed and designed by Esther Neff.
Produced by the Panoply Performance Laboratory with support from the Brooklyn Arts Council, The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Materials for the Arts, incubation by the cell, and through fiscal sponsorship from Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Support for the trilogy as a whole also from LMCC, chashama, and individual in-kind donors of materials, space, transportation, and encouragement.
The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Lab
LPAC is located on a college campus of 50,000 full-time enrolled and adult continuing education students from 163 different countries and is a part of the vibrant and multicultural neighborhood of Western Queens. It is committed to being an "inclusive" performing arts center, which has a unique and exciting audience base and two world-class theaters to offer artists for the development and showcasing of their works. We are now probing deeper into the NYC talent pool for artists that need to be seen. Not everyone has a venue, and the recently expanded LPAC Lab is committed to making sure that performers can find a stage, rehearsal room, skilled technicians to develop their original work in progress.
Our focus is to forge relationships with NYC based artists and companies whose work relates to multiculturalism and issues of social justice, as well as offering performing arts companies and artists the opportunity to develop and perform their work.
All proceeds from the performances benefit the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon™
the cell is a not-for-profit collective for artists to incubate and present new work. An artist run arts organization in a non-traditional gallery space, the cell offers experience, expert guidance, and an extensive collaborative and a promotional network as well as technical, creative, and promotional support. Music, dance, theatre, the visual arts, and more find a home at the cell, including work by resident companies and directors, playwrights, and opera companies.
To mine the mind, pierce the heart, and awaken the soul…
NOW SEEKING OPINIONS, EXPERIENCES, AND FEEDBACK
Please join us for a Focus Workshop in March, 2011. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, ALL INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES, FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS INVITED
Sunday, March 13th, 2-5pm at Surreal Estate (15 Thames St., Brooklyn)
Sunday, March 20th, 2-5pm at Studio Maya (603 Bergen St., Brooklyn)
Sunday, March 27th, 2-5pm at Force and Flow (1102 Dean St. #4, Brooklyn)
Saturday, April 9th, 11am-12:30pm (for kids 2-12)
Sunday, April 10, 4:15pm-5:45pm (adults and teens)
both as part of the Anarchist Book Fair
at Judson Church
55 Washington Square South
New York (A/C/E/F/M/B/D to W4 or R to 8th Ave)
June 10th - 12th
as part of the FIGMENT Art Fair
on Governor's Island
Between Dec. 2010 and June 2011, PPL is conducting a series of Focus Workshops in Brooklyn, NY, investigating cultural structures, interpersonal politics, daily conceptions of reality, and institutional ecologies.
Seeking opinions, experiences, and feedback from individuals of all ages and from all backgrounds, these workshops form a public co-creation aspect of the experimental opera project Institute_Institut.
A Focus Workshop is part focus group and part thinktank. "Workshop" is used to note the performance-based perspective held by the workshop facilitators (the artists creating the project) and the performance research direction that some workshops take, depending on the interests of the participants.
Part I: Group Discussion. What are institutions? How do they function in your life? What are some of your experiences with them?
Part 2: Enactions, observations, and games.
All participants will receive a free ticket to the performances of Institute_Institut, in Fall 2011. The project is a staged documentary opera about authority, reality, institutionality, and sensibility. Issues and ideas discussed and researched through these Focus Workshops, as well as selected experiences, statements, and documentation from them (and many other forms of research) will largely form the libretto.
For more information, email email@example.com.
CONVOCATORIA: Participa con tus opiniones, experiencias y reacciones.
Se parte de nuestro Grupo de Enfoque. Experiencia no necesaria. Personas de cualquier edad y nacionalidad pueden participar.
Domingo, 13 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Surreal Estate (15 Thames St., Brooklyn)
Domingo, 20 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Studio Maya (603 Bergen St., Brooklyn)
Domingo, 27 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Force and Flow (1102 Dean St. #4, Brooklyn)
Sabado, 9 de Abril, 11am-12:30pm (for kids 2-12)
Domingo, 10 de Abril, 4:15pm-5:45pm (adults and teens)
los dos por el Anarchist Book Fair
en Judson Church
55 Washington Square South
New York (A/C/E/F/M/B/D a W4 o R a 8th Ave)
10 - 12 de Junio
por el FIGMENT Art Fair
en Governor's Island
Desde el mes de diciembre 2010 a junio 2011, PPL ha estado realizando una serie de talleres informativos en Brooklyn, Manhattan y Queens. Los talleres investigan las estructuras culturales, las políticas mediativas, las construcciones diarias de la realidad, y las ecologías institucionales.
Se hace un llamado a personas de todas las edades y nacionalidades que quieran participar y contribuir con sus opiniones, experiencias e ideas en los talleres creativo-informativos. Los resultados serán incluidos como parte de colaboración en el proyecto Institute_Institut.
El Grupo de Enfoque funcionara también como fuente de inspiración y creación. En este sentido, “Taller” se refiere al aspecto performativo realizado por los artistas que facilitan la creación del proyecto y dirigen la investigación del mismo en base a los intereses de cada participante.
PRIMERA PARTE: Discusión en grupo. - ¿Qué son las instituciones? - ¿Cómo funcionan? - ¿Cómo han sido tus experiencias con ellas?
SEGUNDA PARTE: Interpretaciones, observaciones y juegos.
Participantes recibirán una entrada gratis para la presentación de Institute_Institut, en Otoño 2011. El proyecto se presentara como un documental montado al estilo de una ópera que tratará temas de autoridad, realidad, institucionalidad y sensibilidad. Las ideas y conceptos que fueron discutidos e investigados durante los talleres de enfoque de grupo, así como las experiencias, declaraciones y documentación de los participantes, serán incluidos como parte del libreto.
Para información: firstname.lastname@example.org.