Theater

ABACUS

 
NY Premiere
 
Sep 24—Sep 27, 2014
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 1hr
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
 
 
 
 
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Performances no longer available.
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Created by Early Morning Opera
Written and directed by Lars Jan

"Even with the genre-bending eclecticism of today's avant-garde, Lars Jan stands out."
—Los Angeles Times

Eccentric techno-futurologist Paul Abacus (who may or may not be the fabricated alter-ego of artist Lars Jan) presents his multimedia talking tour of our hyper-networked world to come. Flanked by balletic Steadicam operators and a giant panda, our elusive prophet walks us through a lecture that’s part TED talk, part televangelism, part new performance frontier, in the name of a world without borders. Predicated on the imminent collapse of both the nation-state and our current screen age, ABACUS is a dark roller-coaster ride through experience design[1], experimental comedy, and the underbelly of big data.

Video, scenic, and software design by Pablo N. Molina
Visualization software and data narrative design by James N. Sears and Jonathan Cousins
Music, sound, and software design by Nathan Ruyle
Lighting design by Christopher Kuhl

Commissioned by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

 
 
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Artists
Lars Jan
 

Lars Jan is a director and media artist.

 
 
Artists
Early Morning Opera
 

Early Morning Opera is an art lab specializing in technically innovative performances.