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Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Tickets start at $25; Subscription discount applies to Opera House and Harvey Theater presentations only. BAM Fisher presentations are all $25 and are eligible for a subscription package.
Buffer is a perception-altering new work by Xavier Cha, the 2017 Harkness Foundation Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher, as part of Performa 17. It draws on the astonishing physical and vocal control of actors Babs Olusanmokun and Cassandra Freeman, opera singer Michael Maniaci, dancers, and adult film performers to replicate the experience of digital consumption through strictly analog means. Comprising three scenes that toggle back and forth like browser windows in a state of perpetual buffering, it lays bare the intimate yet alienated relationships we have with the bodies on our screens.
Image credit: Xavier Cha, Buffer, co-presented by BAM & Performa.Photos © Paula Court
Co-presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music and Performa.