EMBARRASSED OF THE (W)HOLE is an operating manual for an opera-of-operations. Oriented around formal and modal resistances to “wholism” as complex foil and the proposition to embarrass, the book includes scores-for-scores, theoretical frames, process notes, and a User Survey meant to be “operated” and “used” (specifically, rigorously) to stage and situate pertinent contexts, conditions, and embodiments of and for projected future operations.
Drama. Hybrid. Art.
Panoply Performance Laboratory is a thinktank, organizational entity, and flexible performance collective. Founded in 2006 by Esther Neff and co-directed with Brian McCorkle through 2018, PPL has also existed as a physical lab site ("institution as a verb") in Brooklyn, hosting projects and performances by artists and thinkers from around the world. Activities are now localized by MARSH (a biocultural life-art project and food systems cooperative) in St. Louis, MO. PPL's performance projects have included "relational" tours across the US, an opera-as-Midwestern-diner (You're A Big Boy Now OR Rauschenberg Ist Tödlich), a trilogy of documentary operas (The Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowl), a "living natural history museum" (NATURE FETISH), a 7-week evolving dance-opera with drearysomebody (Any Size Mirror is a Dictator) and others. Work has been realized through/at Momenta Art, The Brick, LMCC Swing Space, chashama on 37th and 42nd St, Danspace, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place, the cell, and widely across the US, and in Berlin, Copenhagen, London, and Montreal.
Author City: SAINT LOUIS, MO USA