Performing alongside sculptures, images, and installation, Tyler Matthew Oyer sets an original libretto amongst twisted tropes of Americana; a glittered mid-century modern living room, allegorical tales of faulty nationalism, and an abstracted discotheque of possibility. Leading his audience through a series of acts, Oyer adopts the caricatured roles of hypnotist, lecturer, and nightclub performer. By manipulating forms of popular entertainment, Oyer allegorically presents a diverse audience with the complexities of material and immaterial value and their relation to the socio-political landscape.
with music by Alex Black
video documentation of Tyler Matthew Oyer's "Shimmy Shake Earthquake" performance at Cirrus Gallery on September 7th and 28th, 2013.
Videographer - Michael Haight
Video edited by Michael Mouris