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Inside the locomotive, inside the ocean. Fireman is the dark smart soul who has to keep shoveling coal into a furnace to let a life keep on, trying to be the Idiot, motivating herself to one day become enlightened. Behind optimistic songs and personalities is a cloud of sorrow. Sasamoto's new storytelling endeavor is a search for a piece of optimism in the murky memory of hardship and drama. She as always strives to make sense of personal episodes through gestures and sculptural objects. Occupying a landscape constructed by Sam Ekwurtzel, she will encounter an impossibly tall Jessica Weinstein and concepts proposed by Pau Atela, with lighting by Madeline Best and the live musical accompaniment of John Bollinger.
March 6–8, 8pm
Aki Sasamoto's Sunny in the Furnace is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jerome Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sasamoto is a recipient of Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists from the Pola Art Foundation.
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