Tuesday, April 10, 2012

| SSWTR Friends | Jeanine Oleson, M(end) Time

Oleson presents a series of talks/meetings/workshops that will engage in and analyze the mania surrounding post-apocalyptic anxieties in the collective psyche, but will also function as a series of consultations towards the making of a performance. 

Tuesday, April 10
3:30-4:30 PM: H.P. Lovecraft Book Group with Paul Halpern
We’ll be meeting to discuss Lovecraft’s short story, “A Shadow out of Time,” and an article on the fourth dimension, time travel, and anxiety as exemplified in this particular story written by Halpern, a respected physicist. (He was also a guest scientist on the Simpsons!) Please e-mail msjeanineoleson@gmail.com if you would like to attend and receive the readings in advance.

Thursday, April 12
4:30-6 PM: Conversation with Cori Ellison, an opera dramaturg, about the last act of Götterdämmerung
Oleson and Ellison will meet to discuss ideas of apocalyptic redemption in the final act of the Wagner’s Ring Cycle. 

Friday, April 13
4:30-6 pm: 2012 Readiness Workshop with Anne Hall
Oleson hosts inaugural workshop for Hall’s monthly 2012 Reading Group. Offerings include informational videos, seminal texts, and tools for exploring José Argüelles’ Mayan Factor, Harmonic Convergence and Law of Time theories. Students will leave workshop with a personal toolkit including their galactic signature and a roadmap for the months ahead. Don’t get left in the dust! Food will be served.

Saturday, April 14, 7pm
Final performance: A means to an end
An exercise in dimension, line, anxiety, and endings – as a theatrical form. Online forums, Wagner’s operas, religion and, of course, art are re-combined in this community production. With Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Allen Frame, Guadalupe Rosales, Amy Sadao, Nelson Santos, and Diwa Tamrong. Music by Rainy Orteca.

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