Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
Decoder 2017: The Ticket That Exploded
In parternership with The Chocolate Factory Theater
Saturday, July 8, 2017 / 8:00 pm / Tickets $15 / Preview
Decoder 2017 is a three-part concert series exploring the language and prophecies of William S. Burroughs on the merging of body, media, and machine. This interactive performance is generated live by cassette-tape DJ and sound artist G Lucas Crane and performer Jim Findlay, who act as both fictional characters and real-time systems operators. Together they create a cut-up of internet trash, cinematic dreamscapes, and obscene routines that expose our complicity in the systems that control us.
Creator/ director Mallory Catlett began Restless NYC to reconstruct canonical literary and theatrical works into performances that engage the past in a dialogue about its life in the present. In 2014 This Was the End, her remix of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, won Obie, Bessie, and Henry Hewes Awards. In 2015 Catlett received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant. Decoder 2017 is based on Burroughs’ Nova Trilogy and part of M/F Future, a project about how we imagine what we’ll become.