William S. Burroughs

In Performance: Laboratory Theater GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES (NYC)

Laboratory Theater (NYC) GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES Thurs–Sat, June 28–30, 2012 at 8:00pm The Performing Garage 33 Wooster Street Laboratory Theater’s 2010 work is a meditative, cowboy dance-drama about the spiritual imprint of the windswept landscape of the American west. In an impressionistic narrative drawn from a variety of sources, two outlaws on the trail of an old adversary take work as jewel thieves for a washed up brothel madam. In a chance encounter with a traveling magician, they locate their enemy and conjure the violent forces of nature through sex-magic to take revenge. GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES commingles elements of William S. Burroughs’ novel The Place of Dead Roads, with short stories by Annie Proulx, country-western line dance, and gay pornography. The performance unfolds against...

In Performance: Gisèle Vienne’s Kindertotenlieder (France)

KTL Video NSFW “Poetry leads to the same space as all forms of eroticism, to the blending and fusion of separate objects. It leads us to eternity, it leads us to death, and through death to continuity…“ Georges Bataille “Eroticism“ “Jonathan: The idea of raping and killing you just triggered off its million billionth hard on, but this one is God‘s. That‘s my gift to you. Ghost: I‘m boring. You‘re boring. Sex is boring. Being tortured is boring. Being killed is boring.” Welcome to the nightmare factory of French theatre maker, performance and doll artist Gisèle Vienne! In “Kindertotenlieder”, a hyper-aestheticised performance-installation of a winter landscape, constructed from fantasies, obsessions and fears, she takes us on a journey into an emotional maze blurring the b...