Double Double Land Land
with Zoe Barcza, Xenia Benivolski, Miles Collyer, Robin Fry, Matt King, Amy Lam, Cameron Lee, Bonny Poon, Sarah Richardson
Live performance — one night only!
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 8:00 pm
January 17 – February 14, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Live demonstrations at Gallery TPW:
January 24, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
January 31, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
February 7, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
February 14, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Double Double Land Land is both a play written and directed by emerging artist Jon McCurley and an experiment in collaborative exhibition. Through a one-night live performance and responding exhibition, Double Double Land Land takes on a culture of fear and doubt, proposing a hopeful Revolution of Use towards productive mediocrity. With performance-demonstration, video projection, installation, theatre and set design, McCurley leads a team of collaborators to redefine the concept of quality, to create something out of nothing, and to liberate the counter productive as, in fact, productive. In Double Double Land, the Minister of Tourism builds the land’s best tourist attraction — a big spring that launches you right out of town; the mayor reinvents ‘hard work’ as hiding in a black cube and not thinking (because it’s the hardest thing to do); a poor inventor builds an Opposite Progress Machine that doesn’t do anything and is such a success he gets rich.
Double Double Land Land is a co-presentation with The Theatre Centre (www.theatrecentre.org) and part of You Had to be There — Gallery TPW’s event series looking at the relation between liveness and images.