MEMOIR (formerly titled "Worktape 1999")
a piece by ANDREA KLEINE
March 21, 2010 @ LMCC Swing Space, NYC
MEMOIR is a re-creation of a 10-year-old performance VHS tape with the original artists attempting to perform their parts from memory live via web video-chat. The performance videotape is from Kleine’s 1999 piece MEMOIR NEVER WAS (SECRET TALES FROM THE ANNEX), inspired by the diary of Anne Frank and the fall from fame of film noir star Veronica Lake and originally presented by PS122. The nexus of these imperfect transmissions, re-enactments, and replications is a piece about our relationship to technology-enhanced memory, the slipperiness of shared experience, and an examination of the ensemble process of performance creation.
performers: Raquel Cion, Philip G. Kain, Rohana Kenin, Andrea Kleine, Jeremy Laverdure, Carmelita Naval, Tania Varela-Ibarra. Video design: Benton-C Bainbridge. Audio installation by Bobby Previte. Music by Jeremy Bernstein.
Supported in part by a commission from the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist program. Thanks to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program; space at 14 Wall Street is donated by Capstone Equities.
(c) 2010, Andrea Kleine