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Containment Scenario: Profound Fatigue (feature)
October 22, 2011
Meridian Gallery
San Francisco

Examining the discourse around climate change and how language becomes exhausted, dull, and ineffective, Profound Fatigue is the fourth installment in the five-part Containment Scenario series. Utilizing all three floors of the Meridian gallery and employing a combination of stage direction, choreography, structured improvisation, live-feed videography, and live transcription, Profound Fatigue explores varying modes of fracturing and recombining language, sound, video, and movement to investigate how these layered visual, auditory, and haptic modes of disjunction and correspondence ultimately influence meaning, listening, and cognition. Hosting a cast of horses, bears, wolves, a mustache doctor, and a curly headed woman, the swirling narrative is adapted from the book: Containment Scenario: DisLoInter MedTextId entCation: Horse Medicine (OBooks, 2009)

Written & Directed by M. Mara-Ann

Noah Phillips (guitar)
Jason Hoopes (bass)
Gretchen Jude (koto, voice)
Julie Binkley (dance, voice)
M. Mara-Ann (voice)
Alexa Hall (live-feed videography)
Melissa Lozano (live transcription)
Norman Catherine (video tech)

Similar Containment Scenario installments:
2011 Profound Fatigue (preview)
2009 FUEL
2008 The Clock
2007 The Global Environmental Crisis