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Featured: Joel Kyack’s Superclogger (Los Angeles)

Featured: Joel Kyack’s Superclogger (Los Angeles)

Superclogger was Los Angeles-based artist Joel Kyack’s first large-scale public project. Conceived with Providence-based artist and bike mechanic Peter Fuller and developed out of Kyack’s interest in chaos, performance, and the relationship between individual will and collective control, Superclogger presented various puppet shows to drivers caught in afternoon traffic jams from a mobile theater housed in the back of a nondescript white pickup truck. Broadcastws soundtracks discretely to the viewer’s car stereo, Superclogger aimed to briefly halt the progression of chaos by temporarily drawing the audience out of the commute experience and placing them within an intimate space of engagement and performance that highlights their own individual presence within the broader structure of the traffic jam.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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