1. Directed by Christopher William Wolter
    Written by SALYER + SCHAAG (Andrew Salyer & Katrina Schaag)
    Performed by Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski & Kailen Donal Philo Fleck
    Lighting Design by Daniel Lewis

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  2. River Bullock and Jon McKenzie present the fruits of their whirlwind collaborative labor!

    At Collaboratory: Serious Play, a workshop led by Andrew Salyer and Katie Schaag in Lynda Barry's Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, as part of the A.W. Mellon Art and Scholarship Workshop at the Center for the Humanities, UW-Madison.

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  3. A brief excerpt of video documentation from Talk Piece. Our visitors Marina Kelly, Erin Hood, and Megan Katz had just gifted us scones!

    Talk Piece
    40-hour durational, intimate, site-specific live performance/installation
    Private residence, Madison WI
    February 2012

    Talk Piece is a 40-hour durational performance conceptually located at the intersection of art, life, theatre, performance, and installation. The premise of the event was that we would have a conversation with each other that would continue until we fell asleep. We placed a combination lock on the front door of Andrew’s apartment and gave our rsvp’d guests the code, so that they could attend at any time of the day or night. The performance began February 17 2012 at 5:00pm and ended February 19 at 9:00am, when we fell asleep.

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  4. A few minutes of video documentation of

    The Landscape Cracks / A Thousand Kisses
    Live performance with audio
    December 2011 / Madison, WI
    June 2013 / Stanford, CA

    “The Landscape Cracks / A Thousand Kisses” is about language, collaboration, intimacy, and exhaustion. “Andy” and “Kate” create a conversational structure that insistently breaks and reconstructs itself, talking themselves into a series of cyclical moments that defer closure. The performance evades unity and stable meaning through a disruptive structure and affective collage of text, image, lighting, dance, and sound; the temporal and spatial sequencing of moments (dialogues, speeches, and dances) explores conversation as artistic collaboration.

    Chairs are removed from the space, and the audience circulates throughout the space in relation to the performers.

    An audio track with alternating sounds of waves, heartbeats, and applause plays for the duration of the piece.

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  5. Title: Untitled (Tarp-Dance)
    Year: 2013
    Medium: Digital Video
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Duration: 6:17

    A figure covered in a stack of blue tarps is joined by a woman dancing.

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SALYER + SCHAAG is a collaborative team that makes videos, tableau installations, and intimate, site-specific performance events. Their work explores communication, theatricality, conceptualism, performativity, and identity.

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