Friday Oct. 16th & Saturday, Oct. 17th at 10pm; Sunday, October 18th at 6pm
cheap&easy OCTOBER is a Time Out New York
by Object Collection Written/Directed by Kara Feely Composed by Travis Just
One hundred years after a revolution, Object Collection summons the dead. Phantom agitators and zombie visionaries produce a séance, a death march, a psychic wailing. cheap&easy OCTOBER is a live shredding of art world criticism, an original chamber opera about the revolutionary spirit and the power of the written word.
The opera unwinds the relationship between revolutionary politics, experimental art, and vanguard criticism through the psychic channeling of three consecutive events: the Russian Revolution (1917), Sergei Eisenstein's film October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1928), and the founding of the art journal "October" (1976).
Installation by Hannah Dougherty Lighting Design by Jeanette Yew Stage Managed by Liz Nielsen
Performed by Avi Glickstein, Taylor Levine, Aaron Meicht, Tavish Miller, Daniel Allen Nelson, Fulya Peker, Andie Springer, Deborah Wallace, and Owen Weaver
Aaron Schimberg speaks with Object Collection’s founders, writer/director Kara Feely and composer Travis Just, in between rehearsals for cheap&easy OCTOBER: Bomb Magazine
Read 6 Questions with writer/director, Kara Feely on the La MaMa Blog !
About the Artist
OBJECT COLLECTION was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. They are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects and processes. Their works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. They value accumulation above cohesion.
KARA FEELY is a writer, director and designer for theater and interdisciplinary performance. Her work draws inspiration from experimental writing and music composition strategies, and combines a variety of materials, from found text fragments and landscapes of objects, to recorded interviews and radio broadcasts.
TRAVIS JUST is a composer. His music often uses text, objects, and gesture in addition to instruments, voice, and electronics and has been presented around the world at festivals, basements, galleries, concerts, events, and on the radio.