The Bottom Fell Out of the Tub (20 min)

Premiered February 6-7, 2009 at the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY
Performed by: Jennifer Monson

 

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Projected on the back wall is an image of the empty stage. A performer enters from the downstage right corner pushing in front of her a 6’ x 9’ screen on wheels. As she crosses upstage on the diagonal, the screen sneaks into the intersection of two live cameras, each of which also shows the screen and appears in the projection, until it looks to the audience that the three screens are coming together.

The Bottom Fell Out of the Tub marks the start of a new phase of Weis’ ongoing development of the technical set-up that blends multiple live camera images.

There is an excitement throughout this solo. It is as though the audience is witnessing the development of a new language.  As the white screen is rolled and spun across the stage, the blank surface is imprinted with the shadows, colors, and images it catches streaming thru the space. The screen becomes a portal into imagined three dimensioned landscapes; the screen captures a language that lives in space but is normally never seen.


Performer: Jennifer Monson

 

 

Performance history:

The Salon Series, NYC (2008 – precursor)
EMPAC, Troy, NY (2009)
The Salon Series, WeisAcres, NYC (2011)
Sundays On Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2014)