PATCH, a 'Bout To Get On Boogie
PATCH, A 'Bout To Get On' Boogie
The next installment of the ongoing saga of the ori.Xas will be in The Last Bookstore on February 12th at 7pm. They return from a chronoleap into the 23rd Tune with the e.X.u set for late 21st Tune, searching for the moment when blackness disappeared between the 41st and 10th parallels. Instead, they are pulled to mid 22nd, where The Patch is a fashion statement that can become a hallucinogenic.
Performance artist Anna B Scott brings an evening of site specific dance theater musings on the future Black History given our present. PATCH originally appeared on Scott's Twitter feed as a series of flash fiction pieces in 2009, each tweet being a complete story unto itself. Set at the dawn of the 22nd century, PATCH unravels an encounter between the ori.Xas (transdimensional aliens of The One) with the main character, a young euro-distinct woman who undergoes one the latest trends in cosmetic cultural augmentation; she receives the Patch. The Patch imparts a dose of melanin that allows one to pas as Them (missing, presumed 'extinct' black people). It comes in various strengths, thus determining the depth of the skin change. Often delivered with temporary lip and buttocks enhancements, the Patch is a fun way to fully experience the latest VR immersive panel games. However, many abuse it, seeking to have changes that last beyond a few weeks. Such experimentation has been known to lead to hallucinations of Them and in some cases, transformation into Them.
Come engage the characters as they make their way through archives of blackness at The Last Bookstore. The show will include audience participation: dancing, singing, texting, image capturing, seeking, speaking. The event is scheduled for one hour duration, but may extend depending on level of engagement in this structured improvisation that is the PATCH.
Part of the Native Strategies "The Next Steps" Performance Series http://nativestrategies.tumblr.com/
Tickets: $10 online or cash only at the door
Please visit http://flyawaybus.tumblr.com for further instructions and advanced ticket sales
With the Participation of:
d. Sabela Grimes
The Last Bookstore (View)
453 S. SPRING ST
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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