Excerpts from Andrea Kleine's latest project, RATIONALITY, a performance work that re-creates an episode of a live, call-in, cable-access philosophy TV show that aired in Arlington, Virginia in 1992. The particular episode on the topic of "rationality" featured four philosophical symposers descending into crisis when one symposer argues that rationality is irrelevant - rationality cannot rationalize irrationality.
The performers attempt an exact remake of the episode, including a verbatim transcript, live callers, and technical glitches - all performed in Andrea Kleine's tiny Manhattan apartment - creating an intimate, voyeuristic experience replicating the proximity, scale, and environment of watching television.
a piece by Andrea Kleine
performed by Henry Baumgartner, Jim Findlay, Kourtney Rutherford, Jason Schuler.
with Hajoe Moderegger, Bobby Previte, Raquel Cion, Cecil Castellucci.
Performed February, 2011.
Supported in part by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/Manhattan Community Arts Fund.
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