Hayley Silverman’s “Dog Plays,” an ongoing series in which a cast of untrained dogs take on the role of characters from a range of pop-culture texts, disrupt the canon of identities traditionally represented in Hollywood as they are re-inhabited by animals. Calling on artifacts ranging from Richard Linklater films, to science-fiction thrillers, to Depression-era musicals that rhapsodize class difference, these performances investigate how our understanding of narrative, authority and identity transforms when we project stories,… [read more »]
This New Year’s Eve, DIS was invited to create performance installation for Ryan Trecartin’s multi-level, multi-platform party #hi11. Preëmpting next-day water cooler chatter about the party, DIS brought the office and entertainment together for a hyperlinked headstart in the refresh_forum, presenting Exotic Vertical Integration with dancers Josiah and Breezelle. More info on the party at http://2240hill.com.