Baby, said Alice B. Toklas . . .
Two cloth figures, hula hoops, copper pipes, and fabric configurations controlled in plain sight by a wood and plexiglass device all in homage to Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Featuring: Hanne Tierney
Art Forms: Theater
Sunday, September 18th
Time: 1 – 4pm (Last performance starts at 3:45pm)
Venue: FiveMyles, 558 St Johns Pl., (bet Classon & Franklin Ave), Crown Heights (Map)
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This self-performing theater piece revels in and transcends its own artificiality. The precise movements of two cloth figures, hula hoops, copper pipes, and fabric configurations are being controlled in plain sight by a wood and plexiglass device. An elaborate, visible robot brain sends messages to the device whose levers literally manipulate the strings of the performing materials, creating the gestures, lights and dialogue. The figures are Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, arguing over the worth of Stein’s avant-garde plays and operas. This piece will run in 15 minute loops from 1pm until 4pm.