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Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language an Immersive Reality Production
May 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - May 15, 2016 @ 10:00 pm EDT$10
The Artizen Company and Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery presents
Silent Encounter: Art in Body Language by Aimee McCoy and Tae Eady
An immersive reality experience about friendship, love, language and loneliness.
May 5 – May 15, (May 5 – Preview doors open at 7pm.)
Thurs – Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, 82 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
$25 Admission ~ $20 Prime Admission (65 and older) ~ $16 Student Admission w/ID
Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can $10 and up.
Tickets online at SimpleTix.com
Doors open one hour before showtime.
$3 parking At LAZ parking deck adjacent to Eyedrum.
Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is a unique production where audience is free. Free to roam, free to join actors on stage, and free to just sit back and watch the show. The audience is invited into a cozy atmosphere to enjoy the experience of living in another world if only for a few moments. Each night something different and special will take place, from special access to Eyedrum’s Art Gallery, to a possible impromptu concert. Anything can happen.
About the show:
The Artizen company has created an immersive reality production that combines theater, film, installation, and visual art to create an experience where our two deaf performers interact with audience members as they live onstage. Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is about Singer and Ant, best friends and roommates, who are deaf and non-verbal. They live a perfect life, isolated in their world, only communicating with each other. As they go about life and expand their circle of visitors, they encounter difficulties of sickness, loneliness, separation, and isolation. As Deaf people these struggles are intensified by complications with communicating, and lead to a surprising conclusion.
This show explores how we connect and communicate. The dichotomy of our complex language is at the heart of this work. We have a plethora of words to allow specificity in communication; however, we use this veritable shmorgishborg to mislead, cheat, confuse, distract, and often flat out lie. What would happen if we all lost our ability to speak words yet had to communicate? Would this communication be more truthful? Would it be clearer? As hearing people we sometimes take for granted those senses that others do not have, like hearing. We challenge our performers and our audience to find a deeper, truer way to communicate feelings, desires, and ideas by allowing only nonverbal communication.
Devised and directed by Aimee McCoy, Curated by Tae Eady, and featuring
Support for this project was provided in part by AlternateRoot, Eyedrum Arts and Music Gallery, and PushPush Theater.
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