What?!?! will be included in an evening of performances called "Speculative (de)Structures" as a part of Panoply Performance Laboratory's Fall 2016 season, focused around the conceptual core REALITIES/REALISMS/(UN)REALS/RLLY? investigating—in laboratory format—multiplicit performative processes of reality-construction, self-presentation, and meaning-making. Forms-of-exhibition involve modes of social interaction and “trans-substantiation,” theatrical staging of alternate realities+bodies, and (disab)use of artificially-intelligent technologies and autonomous systems.
What?!?!, which involves only a typewriter and my attention span, is a real time effort not to get distracted and simultaneously a questioning of what is worth our attention/what our attention is worth. What?!?! continues an exploration of the commodification of attention in contemporary Western culture that I began via Nothing to See Here, Move Along in July of 2016.
What?!?! has received support from the Boston Cultural Council's Opportunity Fund.