“Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves in just floating, floating; … refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current: this is what we call the floating world…”
Tales of the Floating World, 1661
Filed under fleeting beauty: This month I’m the script supervisor for a very smart and challenging project that is taking over the basement space of La Mama as we speak. It stems from the wild minds of Peculiar Works Project, a fantastic site-based theatre and performance group. You may remember them from the utterly A+ The OFF Project, and the East Village Fragments (2007), a reading series and walking celebration of downtown theater. (Where else can you see the brilliant Julie Bovasso’s work presented these days?)
Spring Pictures of the Floating World will be an experience— an installation exploration that’s sexy, strange, and a touch risky, too. Directors and visual artists, paired up with exquisite images and classic text. Info below. More details to come. Take a look at the Facebook page for site photos and production updates, too.
SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 28 – JULY 1
of the FLOATING WORLD
A “pleasure palace” installation inspired by classic Asian erotica
a Peculiar Works Project
THURSDAY – SUNDAY, JUNE 28 – JULY 1, 2012, 7-11pm
66-68 East 4th St.
New York, NY (map it)
This Peculiar Works Project was made possible in part with public support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and with private support from the Mental Insight Foundation.