In These Boxes
Saunders' IN THESE BOXES is an uncommon - and uncanny - mix of live music,
narratives and video art that explores the human need to keep the dead from
disappearing by holding on to their things.
Performance, one night only, Saturday February 8, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets $8 pre sale
$10 at the
for the Arts, Eagle Rock present a One Night Performance of Dudley Saunders’ IN
THESE BOXES taking place in a historic Carnegie Library building which is the
home of Center for the Arts Eagle Rock located at
2225 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles CA 90041 on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 8p.m.-9:30p.m.
Because most of us have had some version of this experience, Dudley has created a unique online/community component to the piece. For the Eagle Rock performance, Dudley, CFAER and local partners are asking community residents to take photos of the objects they have inherited and can’t let go, and then post them to Instagram with the hash-tag #InTheseBoxes. These personal contributions will then be incorporated into the final video art piece in the CFAER show; additionally, they will live in perpetuity online at www.InTheseBoxes.com, in what he calls “a social media cemetery”. In these two ways, these emotional objects can become part of a living piece of art, rather than simply moldering alone in people's closets.
Dudley Saunders' IN THESE BOXES is an uncommon - and uncanny - mix of
live music, narratives and video art that explores the human need to keep the
dead from disappearing by holding on to their things. In the piece,
Dudley takes 12 objects left behind by the dead and weaves each of them into a
video hallucination of the missing life. As he sings their stories at the
front of stage, the world of the vanished comes to life on the screen behind
Dudley's songs won the Out Music Award for Best Album and his last solo
performance piece was named "Best Musical" by New York Press.