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Brian McCorkle is a composer, musician, and performer. In addition to his work as What Color is Your Machine Gun? and with the composer's collective Varispeed, he is the Co-Director of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Esther Neff. PPL makes large scale performance art operas in addition to duo and small group performances around the world. PPL also operates a space for experimental music and performance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. PPL is currently developing a new piece, Embarrassed of the Whole.
These are some excerpts from operas composed with and for the Panoply Performance Laboratory:
Any Size Mirror is a Dictator
The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel
On the Cranial Nerves of Barbarians
workshop/thinktank/focus group/rehearsal process/seminar
"Embarrassed of the Whole" is an opera of operations.
Operated across 20 formal seminar/thinktank/focus group/rehearsal process/workshops that conclude with dinner, the work learns from itself how to socially engineer its own construction via the processing of persons.
Participants will work with PPL to practice 5 operations. Bring instruments, or just your voice and body.
Please e-mail to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>>no particular experience or preparation necessary, come as you are BUT please o please do not come in the middle of the session, we begin promptly at 1pm, it is crucial that we are able to focus as a group without interruption, thank you for understanding that the closed timeframe is a part of this performance<<<<
Panoply Performance Laboratory is a space but it is also a collective and the moniker for work by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle.
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Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) is unbounded by discipline or field, we collect ourselves around processes, theorizing social systems, ideological structures, modes of production, and epistemic genealogies via actions, relational constructs, images, music, noise, texts, interactions, video, and objects. Past projects have included a durational diner, a silviculture museum, happenings, full-length operas, workshops, solo and duo actions, conferences, concerts, gallery exhibitions, and large-scale collaborative works of constructional institutional critique. Often focusing on conflicts between individualism and collectivity, PPL’s engagements have included residencies across from the NY Stock Exchange on Wall Street through LMCC, and at LPAC, University Settlement, and in other spaces across social spheres. Projects have been hosted by Glasshouse, Grace Exhibition Space, The Brick Theater, the cell, Dixon Place, Silent Barn, IV Soldiers, English Kills, AUNTS, several chashama spaces, Casita Maria, Bronx Arts Space, and Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics (to name a few in NYC) and Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (Chicago), Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, University of Kentucky, Ohio State, LA GALERIA at Villa Victoria (Boston), The Lemp (St. Louis), 119 Gallery (Lowell, MA), Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery (Kansas City), Gruntaler9, ACUD, KuLe Theater, and BLO Atelier (Berlin), The Pumpehuset (Copenhagen), and many festivals, fairs, public sites, and other contexts.