Putting James Turrell’s immaculate neon-and-fog aesthetic through a glitched-out performance art blender, Andrew Schneider’s latest virtuoso display of light and sound athleticism is a breakneck tour of quantum physics theory with a sudden and decisive turn toward the supernatural.
Schneider (who recently left his post as a performer and designer at The Wooster Group) performs with an assurance and fluidity that belies the sophistication of the mechanics behind his performance: an army of micro-controllers operating minutely tuned lighting and sound cues, characterized by extreme precision. Watching Schneider, the feeling is of witnessing an enormously complex machine executing a complicated task—and the machine is breaking down.
YOUARENOWHERE reveals Andrew Schneider to be among the most technologically sophisticated minds working today in New York City’s experimental performance scene.
Performs through January 17, 2015
At The Invisible Dog Art Center
Part of PS122’s COIL 2015 Festival
Created by Andrew Schneider
With Peter Musante, Christine Shallenberg, Alessandra Calabi, Omar Zubair, Eben Hoffer, Carl Whipple, Shelley Carter
And Ben Silverstein, Rachel Christiansen, Emily Pintel, Caroline Gart, Aron Deyo