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Performance: Frozen Words Hot Air
UrbanGlass
Brooklyn, NY
09/08/2017

Frozen Words compares the alchemical history and quality of glass, as well as its fragility and sonic qualities, to a particular passage in Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel. In the novel, the protagonist Pantagruel is sailing through a frozen sea when suddenly the sounds of war, frozen in mid-air during the previous winter, begin to explode around him and his crew. In the performance Frozen Words Hot Air––selected by UrbanGlass as the sole 2018 performance in their program––Rabelais is the subtext, but the words of Donald Trump are the bombastic, explosive focus of the event.The performance included live glassblowing (Ben Wright and Liesl Schubel), three musicians (Aaron Moore, Brian Chase and Victoria Keddie), unique vinyl records of Trump mashups, and a lot of broken glass

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