A week of Fischerspoonering distraction and I’m back on track as of yesterday with a new plan and an old script.
Amazingly, I seem to only have the script in hard copy, else I would post it here. Here’s the idea. Pleaseure + CHN01 + EDP. I wrote this thing when I was in college. It’s a performance piece that is written for a single performer. The piece was only performed once in a theatre in Spanish Harlem by Michael Balsley, in its entirety and as it was written. I’ve pulled various themes from it over the years to use in different pieces, especially a section called “BIG FAN” which I’ve used specifically for dependent.study in Chicago with BPG and the New York Fringe Festival.
Last week I spent a bunch of time starting. That’s always the hardest thing for me. The start. I shot video of my mouth while reading There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury. I didn’t know what to expect, but the results were not at all inspiring. I ended up using some of the video for the Fischerspooner show in Italy. Surprise, surprise I insert myself into their show when I can. I was pondering my meager output from a whole Sunday session of autovideo, in the shower, the next morning, when various things lined up for me.
The structure of Pleaseure as a script
The mask of the Prolixus
The constraint of the FaceMask
Let’s get these guys together. I’ve tried something like this before, but now I would like to flesh it out completely.