Andy Ditzler performs Desirium Probe

When: Fri., April 13, 7 p.m. and Wed., May 23, 8 p.m. 2012

In the performance work Desirium Probe, artist James Nare stood on a stage, facing a television mounted from the ceiling. He wore headphones an held a remote control and a microphone. Changing channels at random, he reinterpreted the content of the programs for the audience in real time. The audience could neither see nor hear the television; they could only experience the content through Nare's performance. Acting out TV characters, news anchors, explosions, chase scenes, soap operas. Nares became a medium through which the vast cultural landscape of American television could be presented. Desirium = desire plus delirium: a probe of the human psyche via live performance and television technology. A second performance follows on May 23 at the Goat Farm.

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