Workshop with Gob Squad. The acclaimed multimedia collective of artists from the U.K. and Germany (performing at REDCAT Sept 20-23) will be leading a masterclass as an introduction to their working process and methods of using the individual performer to filter, digest and interact with the wider culture, history and society around us. Company members lead this performance workshop right in the set of Gob Squad’s Kitchen, exploring their unique blend of theater and real life.
Limited to 14 participants. This workshop is open to students, artists, performance makers and film makers. Participants should be aged 16 or older.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
workshop will take place onstage at
REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$20 in advance
Register now for Workshop with Gob Squad
Gob Squad will be performing at REDCAT:
Thursday, September 20, 2012 to Sunday, September 23, 2012
Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
“Mesmerizing, intellectually rigorous, laugh-out-loud funny… Must-see.” New York Press
“An absolute gem of a show.” The New York Times
Los Angeles premiere
DEVISED AND PERFORMED BY GOB SQUAD
The acclaimed multimedia collective of ingenious artists from the U.K. and Germany playfully deploys an inventive arsenal of live video and performance techniques to celebrate the culture-bending heyday of Andy Warhol’s Factory. Live recreations of scenes from the 1965 Edie Sedgwick vehicle Kitchenacted out on bare-bones sets and viewed as black-and-white projectionsare spliced with other Warhol celluloid adventures to evoke an elusive, mythic time and placeits hedonistic experimentalism, its wave of social change. Shrewdly crafted and frequently hilarious, Gob Squad’s live versions of the films collide with the immediate here-and-now to surprising effect, transporting the audience to an explosively creative era and unearthing the depths beneath the shiny surface of modern life.
Funded in part with generous support from the British Council, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).