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In Performance: Big Art Group – Cinema Fury at Rhizome/The New Museum (NYC)

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Caden Manson / Big Art Group’s Cinema Fury is an ongoing series of experimental video art and musical collaborations; a spontaneous, open framework continually in production and evolution that both references the company’s history and research for current creations; resulting in unique performance-installation events. For Rhizome’s invitation at The New Museum the company is creating an evening length (1 hour) event that explores the idea of corruption in the information age, and the chaotic possibilities that arise in errors, interpolations, and interruptions in the exchange of digital transmissions. Through performative strategies of imperfect replication of characters, noise and feedback interference of texts, and the disturbance of the image of the performer, Cinema Fury opens up new interpretive pathways to understand the process of contemporary mediatization. Texts include selections from Big Art Group’s upcoming new production Flesh Tone 2010 and No Show 2011.

Cinema Fury @ Rhizome’s “New Silent” series 1.15.09 (NYC)
New Museum
235 Bowery
212.219.1222

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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