Past projects at the Collapsable Hole and beyond

Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay & Friends | DECODER

May 22, 2020 @ LaMaMa/CultureHub

Mallory and Jim will be on LaMama/CultureHub’s Downtown Variety with the latest dispatch from DECODER.

Streaming on https://www.facebook.com/lamamanyc and http://lamama.org/downtown-variety-9/

DECODER is featured in the new PAJ 125. Read it here: Decoding the Reality Studio


Radiohole | Happy Hours

OnassisUSA asked artists to create “work that captures this moment from the dark to comic, the tragic, selfish, irrational and poetic…that preserves the memory of this time.” and to create it from home in just 120 hours! Happy Hours is Radiohole’s response; a meditation on illness, isolation, love, and drinking during the days of Coronavirus.

featuring Radiohole (Erin Douglass, Eric Dyer and Maggie Hoffman)
with Kristin Worall, Ryan Holsopple and Ilan Bachrach
New music composed and performed by Catherine McRae


Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born | Sitting On a Man’s Head

February 28 – March 20, 2020 @ Danspace Project

Okpokwasili’s and Born’s Sitting On a Man’s Head is an attempt to create a “space of restoration and restitution,” write Okpokwasili and Born. “We are engaged in a creative practice concerned with the formation of new bonds of kinship.

Friday, February 28, 6-10pm
Friday, March 6, 6-10pm
Friday, March 13, 6-10pm
Friday, March 20, 6-10pm

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Okwui Okpokwasili | PLATFORM 2020 Utterances from the Chorus

February 22 – March 21, 2020 @ Danspace Project

Curated by Okwui Okpokwasili and Judy Hussie-Taylor

PLATFORM 2020: Utterances from the Chorus emerged from Okpokwasili and Hussie-Taylor’s interest in creating containers for sharing artistic practices: “Could we create a Platform for artists to be in a conversation with one another and offer that to a broader audience?” The result is a program that will unfold over four weeks with multiple voices, artistic collaborations, and interdisciplinary juxtapositions.

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Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay & Friends | Decoder Concert

January 11, 2020 @ The Collapsable Hole

Get away from APAP and get to the HOLE to blow off some steam with music and gutteral foaming from:

DECODER DUO (G Lucas Crane and Jim Findlay on the Exploding Ticket cut-up machine time traveling to now)
CATHERINE McRAE (on the violin and repeating machines)
CUSHIONS (Kristin Worrall and Rob Erickson on the slippery bump ‘n grind art ska music)


Radiohole - Now Serving. Photo by Walker Olesen.

Radiohole | Now Serving: A Guide to Aesthetic Etiquette in Four Courses

November 2-16, 2019 @ The Collapsable Hole

Written and performed by Radiohole
Featuring: Amanda Bender, Erin Douglass, Eric Dyer, and Maggie Hoffman
With Catherine McRae on violin and Kristin Worrall as pastry chef

Limited Engagement!
PERFORMANCES:
Saturday November 2nd at 8pm
Sunday November 3rd at 7pm
Friday November 8th at 8pm
Saturday November 9th at 8pm
Friday November 15th at 8pm
Saturday November 16th at 8pm

Radiohole, “the quintessential American performance group,” (The Drama Review), is pleased to present the world premiere of Now Serving: A Guide to Aesthetic Etiquette in Four Courses, a new performance dinner party created and performed by Radiohole with Catherine McRae on violin and Kristin Worrall as pastry chef. The evening begins as an extremely intimate formal “dinner party” with fetishistic reverence for Emily Post in which ten audience members join Radiohole at the table and the remaining guests watch from the peanut gallery above. Everyone is given cocktails, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and at the table a four course meal. The food is served and consumed in a ritualistic, performative manner that begins to undermine the formality and civility of the evening, revealing a very different, darker ritual than those prescribed by Emily post, and unleashing a surreal bacchanalian feast which sets its revenge on the patriarchy.

Photo by Walker Olesen.


Jim Findlay work-in-progress

Jim Dawson/Jim Findlay/Cyrus Moshrefi | untitled rough work

June 28-29, 2019 / 8:00pm @ The Collapsable Hole

The two Jim’s, Dawson and Findlay, have been working with performer/creator Cyrus Moshrefi on a new work that collides the things the 3 of them are thinking about these United States vis a vis Walt Whitman, John Brown, the slave owning founders and our own fantasies of patriotic frottage and nausea.

We’ve been asking ourselves how in the god forsaken fuck we got to this point of what feels like the end. Of both our promise as a country and two+ centuries of willful lies.

We don’t have any answers. But we’re happy if you want to come see us make a ruckus about it.

Design collaboration with the always great Andreea Mincic + some tattered textual tinkering by Jeff Jackson.