In conjunction with the space shuttle Endeavour landing at LAX, multidisciplinary artist Nuttaphol Ma uses the rooftop at 1019 West Manchester, the sites and sounds of passing planes and ground level traffic as an orchestral backdrop to move to John Cage’s 4’33” composition. Ma takes on the persona of Captain Mundane, an accidental superhero who performs mundane tasks, to move within the composition. The dance captures Captain Mundane laundering discarded fabric from Ma’s day job at a retail shop, mimicking the wash cycle of the washing machine with his hand. The washings contain three movements mirroring Cage’s 4’33” piece with the first movement being 30 seconds of prewash, the second movement being 2 minutes 23 seconds of washing and the third movement being 1 minute 40 seconds of rinsing.
The performance took place at "The Dream Flight Rooftop Stage", a collaborative installation by LA based artist Jeff Peters where artists and visitors to 1019 West Manchester donated a piece of fabric to compose the flowing backdrop.
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