Incubator Arts Project Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater Story Teller Studio 440

WaxFactory’s – #aspellforfainting – Incubator Arts Project – ‘Other Forces 2014’

Presented at Studio 440

Performers and creative team:

Gillian Chadsey

Ivan Talijancic

Shige Moriya / LEIMAY

The program note was as follows:

“Audience members are encouraged to use their mobile phones (turn ringer and flash OFF) to record photos, videos, or sounds and Tweet them using the hashtag #aspellforfainting.

The WaxFactory website statement:

“A brand new ensemble work for a solo performer, a sound artist/DJ and a video artist/VJ, titled#aspellforfainting is an improvisational piece, created anew for each performance by using disparate textual sources (The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Streetcar Named Desire, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, YouTube instructional videos, etc), a multitude of musical selections and sounds, and over 50 objects as an investigation in the chaos of creation. The performer is given a series of tasks to complete while the DJ/VJ team shifts through a constantly rotating series of textual sources, sound cues, light changes, and props placed in the performers path.”

A revelatory exploration of space and emotions by WaxFactory. Stunning and emotional journey into the heart of the moment.

Here are some images I captured that night.

Gillian Chadsey performs at 440 StudioA solo performer on the white fabric stage, a sound artist/dj and video artist working together

WaxFActory performance of #aspeallforfainting.Spraying the air with a container of aerosol and proceeding to take on a large black wig in the middle of an emotional moment.

Gillian Chadsey in the wig during the #aspellforfaintingGillian Chadsey was an emotional roller coaster as she moved from one character to another hardly speaking.

Gillian Chadsey reading a letter during the perormance.The audience was in close proximity of the performance of Gillian Chadsey . 

The conclusion of #aspeallforfainting

The final scene from the #aspellforfainting performance ends with Gillian Chadsey collapsed on the floor after speaking in the microphone.

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Incubator Arts Project Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater Vaudevisuals Interview

‘the.humanest’ – Incubator Arts Project – Directed by Peter Musante @St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery

The Incubator Arts Project presented a new theater work inspired by mathematician, WWII code breaker, and creator of Artificial Intelligence Alan Turing.


Directed by Peter Musante

The piece was developed  by the participants:

Sabrina Jacob, Drew Madland, Kaija Matiss, Corinne Robkin, Raphael Shapiro, Summer Shapiro.

I photographed the show near the end of it’s run. Here are some images from the production with a video interview with director Peter Musante.

the.humanist at Incubator Arts ProjectThe theater was set up for the participants on stage, the audience were the judges and facilitators were manning the computer and sound gear stage left.

Sean Brennan runs the technology.Sean Brennan composed the music and designed the sound and ran the tech for the show. Awesome integration!

the.humanest @ St Marks Church in-the-Bowery.Kaija Matiss telling her story to the judges as Sabrina Jacob and Corinne Robkin talk thru the microphones in the background.

Cast members of 'the.humanist' on stage at Incubator arts project.Participants assemble on stage at beginning of 2 rounds of conversations.

Drew Madland tells his story to the judges in the.humanestDrew Madland is very expressive in his conversation with the judges.

Raphael Shapiro delivers his talk with a podium.Raphael Shapiro delivers his talk behind a  podium.

Corinne Robkin performing in the.humanist at Incubator Arts ProjectCorinne Robkin dissects the apple in her very expressive conversation.

Summer Shapiro talks to the audience about her personal experiences.Summer Shapiro talks to the audience about her personal experiences.

Curtain Call for cast members of the.humanestCurtain Call (left to right) Drew Madland, Corinne Robkin, Kaija Matiss, Sabrina Jacob, Raphael Shapiro, and Summer Shapiro.

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