Why Why Always, 2017

multimedia live performance

Abrons Arts Center, 2017
NYSCA Individual Artists Grant, 2015
NYSCA Theater Commission, 2015

Why Why Always is an interdisciplinary performance, which embraces a dynamic interplay between theater, dance, installation art, and technology by integrating live performers, multi-screen video, live-feed cameras, fabricated environments and a vibrant tapestry of sound.

A hybrid work, Why Why Always explores the rapidly evolving relationship between man and machine, considering the multifarious effects of technology on our collective consciousness. The piece draws on a variety of sources, namely Jean-Luc Godard’s prescient 1965 film “Alphaville”, a poignant and timely parable of societal alienation and dehumanization, set in a dystopian future controlled by a sentient supercomputer, where feelings (and the words that describe them) are not only against the law but considered obsolete. Why Why Always considers the evolving relationship between man and machine, searching for the human, irrational and emotional amidst a world of mechanization, repression and control.