1. TBA:12 Noontime Conversation: Big Art Group

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    "The People" People Friday, September 7, 2012 2012 Time-Based Art Festival Portland, Oregon

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    • Derek Nicoletto 'Champion'

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      "CHAMPION" by DEREK NICOLETTO from KIND GHOSTS now avail on iTunes, Spotify etc. http://dereknicoletto.com http://itunes.com/dereknicoletto http://twitter.com/dereknicoletto Directed by Marko Kalfa and Ned Stresen-Reuter for Interference Films. Produced by Dave Beatrice; Styling: Timothy McKlusky; Asst. Camera: William J. Hopper Mask: Caden Manson of Big Art Group; Jewelry: Michael J. Spirito; Casting by Kevin Crawford Inc. Makeup: Sergey Logvinov Models: Red Models and Mason M.

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      • SPANK: WOW (4-Year Anniversary)

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        Jeffrey Ralston's colored-light pyramid.

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        • SPANK: WOW (4-Year Anniversary)

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          Jeffrey Ralston's smoke-and-strobe pyramid

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          • SPANK: WOW (4-Year Anniversary)

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            CHOKRA performs "What Are You?"

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            • The People: San Francisco

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              Created and performed by Big Art Group Presented by Z Space and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Locally produced by David Szlasa US Project premier September 2012 on the facade of Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco. Time lapse capture from across the street.

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              • SOS

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                Recorded in 03/09, SOS is an example of the company's use of a video/theatre hybrid. Although this piece is unique to the company's work in its humor and speed, it illustrates the Big Art Group's virtuosity with technology and displays the execution of Real Time Film. In this excerpt two characters are luma keyed onto video backgrounds and quickly edited and delivered to multiple screens on stage. In the second section characters are layered into one another's screens building up a complex image of a location and scene, all the while showing the audience the live construction of the event. This demonstrates how the audience is invited to make critical participatory decisions about their interpretation of the performance, choosing where to look, how to assimilate the layering and framing of information, and questioning their identification with quickly shifting roles and viewpoints. An action media performance exploring futureness, survivalism, revolutionary movements and contemporary rituals, the performance examines the notion of sacrifice to make space for a new beginning. SOS began as an investigation into the nature of sacrifice within a supersaturated, hyper-acquisitive society. Set in a forest of technology the performance unwinds through overlapping abstract narratives. Animals lost in their native habitat turn on each other in a hopeless contest for survival. Revolutionaries broadcasting from a skeletal studio implode under the pressure of their own rhetoric, and technology addicts enmeshed in a self-created universe seek escape from a tightening web of perception. As these environments collide and overturn, the stage transforms into a celebration of chaos verging towards the freedom of annihilation. SOS continues and advances Big Art Group’s Real-Time Film technique, a conceptual model conflating performance, television and movies. Using live performance and video, Real-Time Film plays cinematic composition and controlled perspective against the verity of TV broadcast and the immediacy of live performance. In SOS, a multi-camera and multi-screen forest of technology located within a landscape of refuse gives the audience a corrupted panoptic view of colliding narratives. Unlike traditional theatrical performance, Big Art Group’s extended mediated performances reposition viewers into active editors, challenging audience members to problem-solve complex issues of sexuality, race, narrative and truth as a theatrical mirror to the process of navigation through contemporary society. CAST AND CREW Created by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson Direction, Video Installation, Set, Costumes by Caden Manson Text, Sound by Jemma Nelson Performed by David Commander, Michael Helland, Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Heather Litteer, Willie Mullins and Edward Stresen-Reuter Technical Director Lighting and Set by Hillery Makatura Videos by Caden Manson, Jemma Nelson, David Commander, and Edwards Stresen- Reuter Production Manager Ana Mari de Quesada Assistant Director Kathleen Amshoff Video System Design by Caden Manson, Jared Mezzocchi Video System Tech Dan Hansell Intern Charlie Conway Produced by Big Art Group and Diane White Co-produced by The Wiener Festwochen and The Kitchen. Creation History: 2008 Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, Austria) Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse, France) 2009 Temps d’Image Festival (Montreal, Canada) The Kitchen (NYC, USA) REDCAT (Los Angeles, USA) Yerba Buena Arts Center (San Fransisco, USA) Prospettiva 09 (Turin, Italy) Press: SOS points to a category of experiment under way in alternative theater, which might be described as Internet dramaturgy: live performances structured around nonlinear associations, a continual or escalating series of non sequiturs, or constantly regenerated narrative frames. These dramatic forms echo our now-daily experiences of clicking through multiple sites and toggling between realities. Stage compositions increasingly reflect structures and patterns from the Web, a development ripe with potential. … But in the next era—now under way—there’s an appetite and opportunity for enlarging the theatrical experience in New York. If anyone can seize the day, it may be Big Art Group, Nature Theater, and anyone else with the intellectual muscle to build up the vanguard. - Village Voice “The show is outrageous, brilliantly designed, and incredibly smart.” – L Magazine “Yes! Here is something with enough smarts, humor, speed, and daring for this moment: Big Art Group’s new hybrid production, SOS.” – NY Theater “Big Art Group mixes video and mystical rites for its mesmerizing spectacle SOS.” – NY Time Out “The final moment, was the single most visually compelling thing we have seen on stage, maybe ever, and likely worth the price of admission in and of itself. To that end, it also served as a reminder that Big Art Group remains one of the boldest crews around, and their work at the intersection of video and performance persists as uniquely important. ” – Artcat Zine “It’s like standing in the big-screen-TV section of a Best Buy, but with the volume on every set cranked to “maximum.” – New York Times

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                • Misunderstood (Rock Mix)

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                  The Official Video for 'Misunderstood (Rock Mix)' The song is simultaneously a come-on and a kiss-off, and Farrad throws down with complete conviction in Director Caden Manson's arresting vision of a dizzying hallucination. Manson presents Farrad as a study in contradictions; a man with a sensitive heart and a balled fist. JJ Appleton's slickly produced song drives hard and fast, drunk with choral vocals, heavy beats, and chugging guitars that propel the music. Theo Kogan meticulously and imaginatively developed dazzling body art concepts and painted the many sides of Farrad; creating a complete character. Edited by Jared Mezzocchi, the rapid fire delivery proves Farrad can go toe to toe with big guitars and come away unscathed; all the more defiant. Director: Caden Manson Directors of Photography: Jemma Nelson & Ned Stresen-Reuter Make-up and Grooming: Theo Kogan for Armour Beauty Make-Up Assistant: Jenni Paelmo Choreography: J Lyn Thomas & Farrad Backup Dancers: Adrianne Rodgers & Mikeah Ernest Jennings Editor: Jared Mezzocchi Production House: Big Art Group Executive Producers: Gabe Goldberg & Farrad Production Managers: AnaMari de Quesada & Linsey Bostwick Label: Beulah's Baby Entertainment Written, Performed and Produced by Farrad & JSpark [Farrad Music Publishing/ASCAP; Don't Sleep/ASCAP] Contact: Gabe@farrad.com

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