Visual Art

The Channel

 
World Premiere
 
Sep 19—Sep 22, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 45min
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Fri, Sep 21
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday September 19, 2012
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By Derrick Adams

“Most of my work is about how popular culture’s social and political agendas are wrapped into entertainment, and how entertainment is used as a way of enlightening people without them knowing they’re being enlightened.”
—Derrick Adams

My Show:
A lively, seriocomic performance, presented in the style of educational programs like Sesame Street, exploring the relationship of American popular culture, commerce, and the development of self-image.

Sights and sounds:
The Channel character (played by me) as host and pseudo-mystical shaman, plus colorful costumes, video projections, dance, a DJ set, music by Ramon Silva, and an interactive sculpture as the backdrop.

Personal epiphany experienced after taking a second look at the familiar:
Realizing the god-like role TV programs and commercials from my childhood has in making me.

New Muppet I would introduce on Sesame Street:
Professor Tap, inspired by Savion Glover. He'd wear academic regalia and spout brilliant quotes while he tapped.

 
 
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Talks 
Post-Show Artist Talk  
 

with Derrick Adams

Fri, Sep 21

Simon Dove moderates this artist talk, which takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

Artists
Derrick Adams
 
Derrick Adams
 

Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist whose practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies and the perception of ideals attached to objects, colors, textures, symbols, and ideologies. 

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