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Squid out of Water

Brooklyn NYC– Called “haunting” and “fascinating” by the Austin Chronicle, video and performance artist Christina Sukhgian Houle will present her most recent work Squid Out of Water, an original live production about the search for self and the meaning of life.

The performance will run

December 15th at 5pm and December 16th at 7pm at the Jalopy Theatre 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn NYC 11231 (at Hamilton Avenue, Carroll Street on the F)

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Seating is limited. Please visit the url below to purchase seats in advance:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/529727

About Squid

In this original evening length performance Houle, with a cast of musicians, magicians, palm readers, dancers, and all around people about town, will create a narrative that parallels Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole. Using sculptural costumes, appropriated and original text, pedestrian choreography and Méliés-esque sets Houle and her crew will journey through her head, the psyche of mass media and the outer echelons of a universe with the hopes of better understanding the fabric of our beings. With tools from the anthropologist’s, psychologist’s and surrealist’s tool belts the ensemble will question both how identity is constructed and unraveled.

Christina Sukhgian Houle has studied and performed comedic improvisation at The Second City (IL), been named by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top Ten Dance Phenomena of 2008, worked with Creative Time (NY), and has been a visiting artist at Spelman College (GA). Her videos videos and choreography have been seen at festivals in NY, LA, Chicago, Mexico, and the Netherlands. She is a recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Idea Fund Grant and has served as an artist in residence at Mildred’s Lane and SOMA. Currently Houle is in the second year of her MFA in visual art at Columbia University. More information on Houle and this project can be found at christinasukhgiahoule.weebly.com.

Footage from a sister work in progress to Squid Out of Water can be seen at http://vimeo.com/80326334.

Contact: Christina Houle, 210.323.7492, beingbelushi@gmail.com More info on Houle at christinasukhgianhoule.weebly.com

Event site at http://tinyurl.com/mkjno8xsquidpromo_4-4.jpg

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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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