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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Chase

Now Torn Space

"In solidarity with social distancing due to COVID-19," Torn Space Theater has announced the postponement of its May 2020 performances of Five Songs for Fillmore Avenue. New dates will be determined and announced at a later date.

The project is being developed through a residency program with Kenneth Collins of internationally acclaimed Temporary Distortion.

"Kenneth Collins is an interdisciplinary artist living in Philadelphia and working internationally, specializing in theatrical design and postdramatic performance."

Temporary Distortion is a genre-bending performance group whose work explores the potential tensions and overlaps found between practices in visual art, theater, film, and music. He works across and between disciplines to create installation-based performances, visual art, films, albums, and works for the stage. Temporary Distortion was formed by Collins in 2002 when he began staging intimate performances in claustrophobic, life-size shadow boxes in New York City. The group's recent work has focused on long-duration, installation-based performances featuring live music, during which spectators are encouraged to come and go throughout all-night events. Their work has been shown in over 25 cities in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United States. Articles discussing Temporary Distortion’s work have been published in Contemporary Theatre Review, The Drama Review, The New York Times, TheatreForum, Live Design, Real Time Arts, and The Brooklyn Rail, with an upcoming profile in Chance Magazine.


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