Monday, November 24, 2014

Performance: Bloopers #1 at EMPAC

Bloopers #1

Michael Bell-Smith, Sara Magenheimer, + Ben Vida

DECEMBER 6, 2014

Bloopers #1 is the newest iteration of the performance-driven 
collaboration by artists Michael Bell-Smith, Sara Magenheimer, 
and Ben Vida. Using the language of “breakdowns,” or comedic 
outtakes, the artists blend props, video, and electronic music to 
play with the social power of different kinds of media.
Presenting a joyously subversive take on popular culture and 
the social connections produced through sound and music, 
Bloopers #1 takes the question “Why do we hate some objects 
and love others?” as its starting point, and uses set pieces, 
dance-pop, cinematic cliché, and live performance to 
playfully tease the boundaries of language, crowds,
 and the nature of things that draw them.