Andrew SchneiderPresented in Season 2 2015
Presented by Arts House and Melbourne Festival in association with Performance Space 122 (New York), as part of PS122 GLOBAL
7.30, Thu 15 Oct
7.30, Fri 16 Oct
7.30, Sat 17 Oct
2pm, Sat 17 Oct
5pm, Sun 18 Oct
6.30pm, Mon 19 Oct
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Coarse language,haze effects,strobe lights
“Inventive…astounding… continually finds new ways to challenge and engage its viewers, to surprise and mystify us.” – New York Times (US)
Award-winning creator/performer, Andrew Schneider (The Wooster Group) presents YOUARENOWHERE, a rapid-fire existential meditation in live performance. Blending physics lecture, pop culture and personal revelation, YOUARENOWHERE exposes cracks and anomalies in the cosmos, dissecting subjects from quantum mechanics and parallel universes to missed connections and AA recovery steps.
YOUARENOWHERE conjures a fluid, shifting landscape of sensory overload, incorporating an array of visual and aural effects, creative coding, interactive electronics and wearable sensors. Battling glitchy transmissions, crackling microphones and lighting instruments that fall from the sky, Schneider transforms physical space, warps linear time and short-circuits preconceptions of what it means to be here, now.
YOUARENOWHERE imagines the awe and discomfort of meeting oneself. What happens when you view yourself from the outside? How do you hold on to yourself when confronted with an exact replica?
Which one is real? Which one is you? And what happens next?
Alessandra Calabi, Bobby McElver, Peter Musante
Sandra Garner (Lingua Franca Arts)
Supported by – YOUARENOWHERE was commissioned by Mass Live Arts and PS122; and supported by the Jerome Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; and the New York State Legislature; Mass Live Arts; Abrons Arts Center; The Bushwick Starr; Melbourne Festival and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Maria Baranova