Entries by Big Art Group

Behind the Scenes: The Broke House Jump Cut Script

For the creation of Broke House the company spent a extended time creating the characters and narrative through improves based on a number of sources. The company built these “acts” in residencies at Abrons Arts Center, Big Art Group’s Performance Ranch in PA, and at The Spectrum in Brooklyn. At the end of the process, […]

Bond On Blonde at MOMA PS1 Wrap Up

This past Sunday, Justin Vivian Bond, Caden Manson and Big Art Group were invited to curate an afternoon of performance in MOMA PS1’s legendary Performance Dome. We invited some of our favorite performers in New York to present new work and the turn out and performances were amazing. Thank you to everyone that came out […]

BROKE HOUSE at Abrons Arts Center NYC April 6-22, 2012

Broke House (New Group Work) Abrons Arts Center (NYC) 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY 10002 April 20, 2012 8:00pm April 21, 2012 8:00pm April 22, 2012 7:00pm Broke House is a new group performance from Caden Manson / Big Art Group and follows a narrative about the residents of a house […]

In Print: Jemma Nelson and Caden Manson included in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art’s 100th Issue

Jemma Nelson and Caden Manson are included in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art’s 100th issue.  Performance makers in New York we’re asked to write essays in one of three thematic groupings; Belief, Being Contemporary, Performance & Science, and Writing & Performance. Mr. Nelson and Manson’s essay can be found on pages 57-58. Others […]

Alexis Soloski did a nice article in the Village Voice about Multimedia in Theater. Here are our responses to her questions.

Alexis Soloski wrote an article in the Village Voice about Multimedia in Theater. Here are Jemma Nelson and my full responses to her interview questions.   AS–> I understand this piece, like much of your work, makes ample use of live video. How does the video story intersect with the form)? B!G–> The use of live video […]

In Print – Essay by Big Art Group in the Book, Performing Politics: Political Art After The 20th Century

Big Art Group essay “After Spectacularity”  by Jemma Nelson and Caden Manson has been published in Theater der Zeit’s new book, Performing Politics: Politisch Kunst machen nach dem 20. Jahrhundert. The Book is in German and can be purchased from Amazon Is there a return of politics in the arts?  And if so, what does it mean […]

In Print: Big Art Included in “New Theater, New Media: Theories and Practices of Theater and The Digital.”

Big Art Group is included in “New Theater, New Media: Theories and Practices of Theater and The Digital” just released by the publisher Franco Angeli in Italian (Milan) by Anna Maria Monteverdi with an introductory essay by Oliviero Ponte di Pino. “The book illustrates the most interesting experiments related to the use of audio-visual technologies in […]

Party Pics From Last Night’s Holiday Performance Blow Out!

A big art thank you to everyone that came out last night! We had such a good time performing with our friends. Thank you to Matthew Nasser and Eastern Bloc for hosting us. Thank you to the Big Art performers; Heather Litteer (I will never think of santa clause the same again), FARRAD (turned us […]

The People – SF Tableaux #2, Terrorism and Democracy Interview Videos

Below is the second Tableaux built by the phenomenal preformance community in San Francisco followed by the final 4 interview videos on Terrorism and Democracy. 4 Channel Tableaux screened during the Iphigenia’s Monologue of The People – SF. Made by local SF performers during the workshop Hybrid Bodies the week before the performance. Participants included […]

Hybrid Bodies Workshop Tableaux For The People – SF

  As part of Big Art Group’s creation residency for The People – SF, Caden Manson lead a week long workshop in the company’s practice called Hybrid Bodies/Simultaneous Presence. The final two days were spent creating 4 tableaux that were incorporated into the live performance of The People – SF inside and on a 200 […]