When Nato Thompson bounced up on stage at Plays and Players Theater Thursday night to greet the audience and introduce the double-bill shows of the Visual Fringe, he asked a rhetorical question. Do people have a different expectation for a visual arts performance than for a theater performance? He said what we were going to see that night, which was part of the 2013 Fringearts Festival, was a hybrid of performance art and theater performance, with a Thai artist and community organizer’s mural project with Plays and Players and with Liz Magic Laser’s project, The Living Newspaper, which uses the news as ... More » »
“Flight,” a performance piece of scenes lifted from classic films, collaged and re-staged by Liz Magic Laser hits the great white way this weekend, or rather it lands on the red staircase in the heart of Times Square. The piece, originally performed at PS1 in 2010, has been refined to meet and respond to the parameters of this most theatrical of intersections and as one of the Times Square guides said to several tourists – “It’s a live show going on – It’s something different.”
“Terminal Jest,” a 13-artist exhibit at Delaware County Community College, is all about dark humor and social commentary. Luckily, there’s nothing preachy about the work here.
The concrete beach was empty — not too many beachballs in play — when Cate, Steve and I arrived in Queens to see Greater New York at PS1. But an hour and a half later when we left, the place was packed for one of the museum’s summer WarmUp concerts. With the music and beer, hammocks and lounge-like atmosphere, the place was festive as a beach club.