Center City Southeast
Charlie Cooper's MFA Defence
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 10:30 AM | Zoom
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Center City Southeast is a multi-media performance comprised of sound, video, and short stories. The performance tracks a series of incidental encounters in places—places in which I just happened to be. In the piece, I blend text, video, and sound into a cohesive whole and illuminate surprising relationships between disparate elements. The stories—written accounts of both real and fictionalized encounters—act as guideposts. They articulate uncanny feelings and highlight strange occurrences with memory, nature, and doppelgangers that I experienced while recording the sounds and sights of my environment. Moreover, the sound, video and text trace moments when the banal slips into the bizarre, capturing a broad collection of moments that range from the utterly familiar to the deeply uncanny.