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Why Why Always

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Abrons Arts Center presents this multimedia sci-fi misadventure of secret agents and seductresses. More…

Mesmeric whispers fill the air, lighters flash, linens are folded, and a super computer is foiled. It is 17 minutes past midnight, Oceanic Time. In a theater of sorts, a show is about to begin. There is an occasional flicker of light, a sonic shudder, an atmosphere of electronic energy. Conjuring a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound, and technology, 'Why Why Always' exists in the space where Alphaville meets ASMR.


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November 4th, 2017
“Irons and Petty have attempted to translate Godard’s imagination to the stage...'Why Why Always' quotes 'Alphaville' in its clever use of live film projected on a scrim or the back wall...But this mixture of abstract multimedia and dialogue that was meant for film rather than the stage leaves an...
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October 25th, 2017
“Jean-Luc Godard’s 'Alphaville' meets the ASMR phenomenon in Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty’s multimedia futuristic sci-fi noir...Irons and Petty reimagine the story using multiple monitors and cameras, live feeds and pre-recorded scenes, overlapping dialogue, disembodied voices, mirrors and scrims...
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