A solo by Dalton Alexander exploring information overload
August 9 - 25
Maker/Performer: Dalton Alexander
Dramaturg: María Sanchez Alonso
Sound: Original Design by Dalton Alexander, Mixing/Mastering by Aaron Gold
Lighting Design: Jessi Barber
Run time: ~45min | This piece contains nudity.
#Whitenoise strives to collide nostalgia for the past with current American affairs. It is a form of protest against social media, its false sense of importance to the individual, but sweeping effect on the collective. It looks to the future that doesn’t look too bright.
For 10 performances, I will explore the effect information overload from media - mainstream & social, and various modes of dispersal - has on my human body in relation to my return to the US from Europe. What becomes of a projected patriotism that is stomped on? Of a pride that has turned to disgust?
Each performance welcomes a new experience, a different audience, a different being. While I challenge you to question your own relation to media and the US, I also challenge myself to explore the same situation again and again and again, finding new every time (or failing and falling flat, smashing into the ground and rolling over broken plastic).
Footloose Presents: YES to Everything
Fridays, September 22 and October 6, 2017; Presented as #whitenoise - A Neologism (work-in-process); SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco