14 Foot Box Truck Modded Out as a Diorama and Traveling Stage #ArtTuesday
All performing arts venues, performers, creators, and designers have taken a terrible hit during these difficult times. Theaters have taken to performing outside, via remote performance, in parking lots, and even as a performance add-on for a pizza delivery. And now Swoon, Jeff Stark, and PBS have collaborated to transform a box truck into a traveling gallery and performance space. Here’s more from JUXTAPOZ:
As a roving, mobile sculpture, The House Our Families Built asks viewers to consider the legacy of ancestral histories—whether through traditions, trauma, or repeated narratives—and the ways in which they inform how we understand and talk about ourselves.
Swoon and her long-time collaborator, Jeff Stark selected a diverse range of stories to express through this sculptural work. These stories have been shaped into a 15 minute performance that transitions through emotions from humor to fear, tenderness to confrontation, encouraging people to ask where they’ve come from and what they can leave behind.
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