thisisitisthisit (Shit Shit Shit): A Map of the Known World by The Plastic Arts
"Dear friends, close acquaintances and strangers, fellow countrymen, people of all countries of all continents: in a few minutes a mighty spaceship will carry me into the distant regions of the universe. What can I tell you in these few minutes before launching?"
Thus begins -- or ends -- a discursion [sic] through the ever-shifting landscapes of The Great Explorers: the New World, the South Pole, the deep, dark sea, and, finally, outer space (not to mention inner). thisisitisthisit (Shit Shit Shit): A Map of the Known World is part lecture, part travelogue, part explorer's log, part cartographic mission, and part lonely letter home -- a hopeful treatise on newness, in all its thrilling and occasionally disheartening truth(s).
Created by Jake Hooker and Tláloc López-Watermann
With:Carolyn Mraz (sets), Jimmy Lawlor (lights), Bobby McElver (sound and original music), Mia Bienovich (costumes)
Produced in association with The Trinity Project
This production is part of The Bushwick Starr Propeller Project:
Introducing new works by artists we believe in to launch our 2011-2012 Season
The Bushwick Starr
207 Starr Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237