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Dixon Place Performing Arts PS122 Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals Interview with multimedia artist and performer Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider is a multimedia artist, designer, and performer living in New York City. He is the co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago-based theatre company, BigPictureGroup. His solo performance work has been seen at P.S.122, The Prelude Festival, Monkey Town, and The Tank. His multimedia devices have been featured in Wired, TimeOut NY, Maker Faire, SIGGRAPH, The Telfair Museum of Art, and at the Center Pompidou in Paris. His Solar Bikini has been featured internationally. His current projects include Experimental Devices for Performance (.com) and Acting Stranger (.com). Andrew Holds a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU. Find out more at
http://andrewjs.com

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Abrons Art Center Avant_Garde_Arama Film Performing Arts

PS122 – “Avant-Garde-Arama” @ Abrons Arts Center – DAY 2 – Sat. April 13, 2013

Saturday night was the second of a two night celebration of performance artist Tom Murrin (aka Alien Comic) presented at the gorgeous Abrons Arts Center in the Lower East Side.

The lineup for Sat night’s show was as follows:

Lucy Sexton and Mike Iverson (Co-hosts)

Jason SchulerThe Operating Theater Company

Unitard – Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David IIku

 Chris Tanner

Jeremy X Halpern

Andrew Schneider (YOUARENOTHERE)

Jo Andres (Video featuring Steve Buscemi)

Tigger

Laurie Berg

 Mimi Goese

[title of show] includes Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Heidi Blickenstaff, Larry Pressgrove, Michael Berresse

Here are some images from Saturday evening’s show.

The Mob Dance @ Avant Garde Arama

The Avant Garde Arama ‘dancers’ perform the Tom Mob dance.

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Celebrating the Full Moon of Tom Murrin with one of his routines performed on Sat. night.

CoHosts Mike Iverson and Lucy Sexton

CoHosts Mike Iverson and Lucy Sexton

Chris Tanner performing at Avant Garde Arama

Chris Tanner performing a monolog followed by a song.

Unitard Comedy group performing at Avant Garde Arama

Unitard Comedy group performing at Avant Garde Arama

Steve Buscemi featured in Jo Andres film.

Steve Buscemi featured in Jo Andres film “When the Curtain Comes Down” based on a song by Diana Krall.

Laurie Berg dances up a storm.

Laurie Berg dances up a sultry storm.

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[title of show] /Now. Here. This. – Original Cast members.

Andrew Schneider performing at Avant Garde Arama

Andrew Schneider performing with interactive electronics.

Cohost Lucy Sexton

Cohost Lucy Sexton introducing the next act.

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Production/Stage manager Lori E. Seid shows PS122 Director Vallejo Gartner that his time is up to finish his beer.

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Dixon Place founder and Director Ellie Covan explains the new ‘TOMMY” awards to the audience.

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R. Sikoryak reads from Moby Dick for this ’40secondstreet’ piece. One one leg!

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Alice Krugler performs a ’40secondstreet’ segment.

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Salley May talks about the ’40secondstreet’ segment to the audience.

Gary Ray performs in '40secondstreet' segment to get something 'off his chest' as he explained to me later!

Gary Ray  performs in ’40secondstreet’ segment to get something ‘off his chest’ as he explained to me later!

Helen dances up a storm for the audience.

A regular at the ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ for many years, Helen dances up a storm for the audience. (she is 90 yrs old)

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The audience went wild when Helen was dancing on stage.

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Mimi Goese performs a beautiful song and performance piece to music by Kevin Macleod and How How.

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Nurse Baby Aspargus towering of the body of Lucy Sexton. (Cohosts of the show)

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The Operating Theater Company (with Jason Schuler) performed a hysterical ‘hippie cast’ play.

Tigger performs a wild routine.

James (Tigger) Ferguson performed a wild and crazy ‘boylesque’ piece with smashing apples together that covered the front row audience members.

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Avant_Garde_Arama Music Photography Video

‘Wrecking Ball’ Avant-Garde-Arama – Post Cards from the Edge – The Last 2011 Show

The PS122 Postcard from the last 2011 Avant-Garde-Arama

The Avant-Garde-Arama Poster displayed outside the edifice.

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Here are a selection of performers from the Saturday evening’s show!

Uncle Jimmy (James Godwin) was the MC for the evening’s Festivities.

Salley May ‘busts’ out of the AGA wrecking ball.

Andrew Schneider comes in to the performing space from the top!

Andrew talks backwards to the audience in his ingenious performance.

M. Lamar sings with operatic tone and piano.

Miss Rose Wood performs two pieces – one of which is pictured here.

Lisa Kron displays a ‘head shot’ from her earlier years!

Koosil-ja with Lance Blisters rocks the house with songs of being ‘pissed off’.

The Ethyl Eichelberger Museum introduced by Miss Joan Marie Moossy.

Salley May cuts up with stage hand.

The line producers are Eileen Goddard, Nick Bixby and Lauren Brown. The built the wall, made projection videos and so much more!

Flawless Sabrina reads a few passages from text.

Peggy Pettitt sings and weaves a story for the audience.

Black Eyed Susan sings the Ethyl Eicherberger song with accordion player Margaret Stutt.

Salley May is exasperated knowing this is the last of AGA for awhile!

Bad Buka Gypsy Punk Rock Extravaganza closes the show.

Production crew gets some beer just before they ‘Cheers’ to the audience!

Lori E. Seid spinning the digital vinyl in the basement cafe.

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AGA Wrecking Ball – Sat Night June 18th, 2011 – Credits from Jim Moore on Vimeo.

To follow the progress of PS122 construction and to get info on upcoming performances check here!

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