Boulevard is a multimedia immersive performance experience featuring virtual reality by FLATSITTER and live performance directed by Torn Space. Incorporating footage captured during CrossWalk, Torn Space’s summer fashion show and art party experience, this new performance explores layers of identity through the presentation of fashion, glamor, and power structures occurring in both public and private spaces. Combining symbols and archetypes from the Torn Space mythology with branded imagery from fashion designers BUREAU, OGLXRY, Vice Paradise and Kylie Priscilla, Boulevard observes the process of constructing the self in an age of hyper-connectivity, “influencer” personas and the omnipresent desire for self-optimization.
Audiences of 20 will experience the performance within two realms; the actual and the virtual. In the actual world we witness performers occupying their private spaces; they rest, make a drink, bide their time and confront one another. This equilibrium is fractured when a disturbing anonymous phone call is received, prompting the players to take refuge and gently slip into a fantasied and fetishized sense of self that occurs within virtual reality.
Boulevard runs November 4-5, 11-12, 17-19 and December 1-3 with two time slots at 7pm and 8:15pm. All performances take place at Torn Space Theater inside the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14212.
612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 768-1109
December 2, 2022
December 3, 2022
$25 – $30website