Cécile B. Evans
Amos’ World is Live (2018)
This performance constitutes the final episode of Cécile B. Evans’ three-part video and installation work titled Amos’ World (2017–ongoing), developed around a fictional TV show about a socially progressive housing estate, the architect who imagined it, and the tenants who become increasingly alienated from its promises.
Throughout the night Evans will direct a cast and crew, using live action, puppets, set pieces and chroma blue screen to tape scripted scenes in front of a live studio audience. In episode three, the singular vision of Amos’ World has unravelled. What is left of the building is presented in fragments, and Evans uses the contingent qualities of live performance to offer the characters and the audience a stake in what remains.
A project supported by Galerie Emanuel Layr, Rome/Vienna. Amos’ World is a co-production between Galerie Emanuel Layr, mumok, Tramway, and Museum Abteiberg.
Backdrops produced with support from Genesis Imaging.
Bespoke seating provided by Mahogany Opera.
Further thanks to Aurora Multimedia and Sam Higham at Movietech.
Cécile B. Evans (b. 1983, USA) works with installation, video, sculpture, and performance. Evans investigates the space between rational and emotional thought, using aspects of systems theory and entropy to interrogate contemporary relations. Through the creation of fictional, simulated characters, she examines the value that contemporary society places on emotion and the conditions of the digital and physical contexts which make up our lived reality.
Spectrecom Studio is a production house and three-stage film and TV studio complex in Kennington. Reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden age where studios combined creative drive, film output and production services, Spectrecom has played host to everything from piece to camera interviews, live stream chat shows, commercials and major TV programs. Please note: this venue has limited capacity; entry will be on a first come, first served basis.
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