If you happen to be Greek island-hopping in the Mediterranean this week, don’t miss the four-night performance of Black Mirror, a new live installation video-performance by American visual artist Doug Aitken.
Presented for the first time in Greece this June 16-20th, the performance features a live-plus-projected performance by actress/indie it-girl Chloe Sevigny, as well as my favorite dudes from No Age, and a wild cast of characters including Flamenco dancers, tap dancers, pole dancers, and even some doo-wop singers.
Oh yes, a girl must have a lot of confidence to send her boyfriend off to Greece with Chloe Sevigny. But, since I had to stay in LA to keep my hustle up, I sent him off with a smile and a promise that he’d send lots of behind-the-scenes photos and videos. This project is so rad (and obviously a super-hustle for the team that’s pulling it off), I just had to write about it.
Here are a few shots from their rehearsal for the live theatre performance set on a specially-constructed barge floating off Athens. Too cool!
More photos and behind-the-scenes stories coming soon. In the meantime, here are the dates, plus ticket info (hope you can read Greek):
Performance in Pireas, Athens – Athens Festival: June 16-17, 2011
Performance in Hydra – Deste Foundation: June 19-20, 2011
From 303 Gallery:
Black Mirror explores the story of a nomadic individual, set in a modern wilderness: a geography constructed of calls, electronic messages, and virtual documents superimposed over the physical world.
It is a portrait of people who are the products of a world that has lost track of information and is saturated with change. The characters move in shorthand, they communicate in quick pulses, they travel long distances for short meetings. They depart quickly.
Film stills from Black Mirror. Snapshots courtesy of Randy Randall of No Age.