Bessie-award winning collaborative, a canary torsi, reimagines performance for an era of social distance. Delivered in the mail as a series of printed booklets or digitally as a PDF, Last Audience transforms audience members into performers in their own homes, guided by the artists’ voices through rituals of mercy, judgment, communion and blessing. As participants stage their own interpretation of the artwork, they become both witness and creator, giver and receiver in an at-home performance of reckoning and transformation.
Join the artists of a canary torsi and your fellow audience members for a sneak peek of Last Audience: a performance manual! Get to know the artistic minds and big ideas behind the project, and find out how to use these visually arresting manuals to create a unique performance on your own, or with family and friends. In this virtual event the artists are also joined by Marshall Hatch, Jr., executive director of The MAAFA Redemption Project, an organization that works with young men in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood, and MCA Associate Curator Tara Aisha Willis to answer questions about the project and hold thought-provoking conversation about how rituals of judgement and reckoning shape our society and our collective future. Attendees will receive early access to one of the scores as a PDF to use at home.
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