“Vesti La Giubba: A Clown is A Man,” is a show inspired by Pagliacci, an Italian opera that originates the sad-clown paradox. Clowns wear a painted face to entertain, and similarly we as humans have to put on a certain face or “costume” to hide our true emotions for the greater good of the audience.
The goal is to bring mental-health awareness, especially for the LGBTQ+ community.
10% of all sales will go to The Trevor Project, which provides mental health resources to the LGBTQ+ community.
"fëver drëams: Ode to the Uncanny"
October 29th, 2021
Fever Dreams is an ode to Sigmund Freud’s 1919 essay on The Uncanny.
A fever dream is a strangely beautiful and familiar visual that your body experiences during its physically lowest point. It is the simultaneous sweats and shivers that lead you down a rabbit hole into another dimension of familiarity. The visual vocabulary relies on strange awareness of fantastical, horrifying, and nonsensical ideas that reside in our subconscious. According to Freud, ‘the strangely familiar’ is an idea derivative of the uncanny, and is a main theme when analyzing the psychology behind early horror films throughout the Hays Code Era.
June 18th and 19th, 2021
Crossroads is an abstract reflection on choice. This show is loosely inspired by the legend Robert Johnson who sold his soul at an abandoned crossroads. It is meant to be a reflection on the despondence that a fork in the road can leave us with when we are impelled to make a decision. It is a presentation on grief, fear, and anxieties through the use of expressionist color, the superficial and maximalism. Crossroads is meant to challenge its viewers and informs them of the choice to confront their fears. Where will your Crossroads take you?