Following the encore presentation of Whispering Pines 10 at the New Museum, please come to Harvestworks on Monday Jan 10 for an intimate talkback with the creators Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett. They will be joined by their Harvestworks stagecraft technicians Adam Rokhsar and Max Abeles. This show was developed by the Harvestworks Artist in Residence Program and the Van Lier Program funded by the New York Community Trust!
Whispering Pines 10
Mon, Jan 10, 2011, 7pm
About Whispering Pines 10 at the New Museum:
Presented by Rhizome Saturday, January 8 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, January 9 at 4 p.m.
Whispering Pines 10 is a one-act opera by artist Shana Moulton in collaboration with composer Nick Hallett, and featuring vocalist Daisy Press. Directed by Elyse Singer, the work stars Moulton as her alter ego Cynthia, a hypochondriac agoraphobe prone to colorful hallucinations and absurd fantasies. While Cynthia seeks health and total happiness within her virtual environment—an interactive video set that utilizes real-time multimedia techniques its creators call “live animation”—she usually settles for fad cures and new-age kitsch, creating situations in turn comic, contemplative, and surreal.
Whispering Pines 10 is presented by the Rhizome New Silent series, with additional support from the Experimental Television Center and the Harvestworks Artist In Residence Van Lier Program funded by the New York Community Trust.