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Crisis of Perception: Towards the Long Now

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Book clock pendulum: Philippe & Julie / Eye painting: Yiorgos
Show location in two Detroit buildings; Zeitgeist & One X
Show location in two Detroit buildings; Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist before show: Entrance
Zeitgeist before show, Set #1; 16mm film loop projector
Zeitgeist before show, Set #1; monitors, 16mm & overhead projector & parabolas
Zeitgeist show, Set #1; monitors, 16mm & overhead projector, parabolas & viewers
Zeitgeist show, Set #1; video, 16mm & overhead images
Zeitgeist before show, Set #1; monitors & painting
Zeitgeist show, Set #1; monitors, painting & viewers
Zeitgeist show, Set #1; video images
Zeitgeist before show, Set #2; theater, monitors, projector & art & other objects
Zeitgeist before show, Set #2; art & other objects
Zeitgeist before show, Set #2; art & other objects
Zeitgeist show, Set #2; theater actors, monitors, projector, art & other objects & viewers
Zeitgeist show, Set #2; actress Madelyn as 'indigenous being #1' & monitor w/excerpt, Walkabout
Zeitgeist show, Set #2n; actress Madelyn as 'indigenous being #1'
Zeitgeist show, Set #2; actress Madelyn as 'indigenous being #1'
Zeitgeist before show, Set #2; products, waste, etc.
Zeitgeist before show, Set #2; actor Joel as 'modern being #2' & products, waste, etc.
Zeitgeist before show, Set #2; actor Joel as 'modern being #2', monitors w/excerpt, Falling Down & computer error & products, waste, etc.
Zeitgeist before show, Set #2; actor Joel as 'modern being #2' & products, waste, etc.
Zeitgeist before & during show: Set #2 & #3 - Sound mix control; tech John
Zeitgeist before show, Set #3 - Home & Archiving Life & Memories; House objects, documents & storage mediums
Zeitgeist show, Set #3 - Home; actress Sandra as 'modern being #3' & house objects
Zeitgeist show, Set #3 - Home; actress Sandra as 'modern being #3' & house objects
Zeitgeist before show, Set #3 - Archiving Life & Memories; House objects, documents & storage mediums
Zeitgeist show, Set #3 - Archiving Life & Memories & Home; actresses Peggy as 'modern being #4' & Sandra as 'modern being #3'
Zeitgeist show, Set #3 - Archiving Life & Memories; actresses Peggy as 'modern being #4'
Zeitgeist before show, Set #3 - Archiving Life & Memories; the clock book pendulum
Zeitgeist show, Set #3 - Archiving Life & Memories; Marge aka Mom & me
Zeitgeist show, Set #3 - Archiving Life & Memories; the clock book pendulum, video projector & video images w/excerpts, Into the Future
Zeitgeist show, Set #4 - Political & Environmental Problems; monitor w/excerpts Michael Moore speech & protesting. Books, newspapers & viewers
Zeitgeist show, Set #5 - Time; actress Maria as the "White Rabbit", image from The Time Machine & suspended watches
Outside Zeitgeist before the show: actress Maria as the "White Rabbit" & me
Outside Zeitgeist during the show: actress Maria as the "White Rabbit"
The walk down the street to the next building One X
Show location in two Detroit buildings; One X
Visiting One X nightclub months before show
One X show, set #6: actress Maria as the "White Rabbit" runs across dance floor
One X show, set #6: video images
One X show, set #6: dancer Dawn N. as 'Nature'
One X show, set #6: dancer Emily as 'Culture'
One X show, set #6: dancer Jaushua as 'Governance'
One X show, set #6: dancer Dawn G. as 'Infrastructure'
One X show, set #6: dancer Larry as 'Commerce'
One X show, set #6: dancer Amy as 'Fashion/Art'
One X show, set #6: 6 dancers & 2 actors, video projector & screen
One X show, set #6: dancer Dawn N. as 'Nature'
One X show, set #6: dancer Emily as 'Culture'
One X show, set #6: dancer Emily as 'Culture'
One X show, set #6: dancer Jaushua as 'Governance'
One X show, set #6: dancer Jaushua as 'Governance'
One X show, set #6: dancer Dawn G. as 'Infrastructure'
One X show, set #6: dancer Dawn G. as 'Infrastructure'
One X show, set #6: dancer Larry as 'Commerce'
One X show, set #6: dancer Amy as 'Fashion/Art'
One X show, set #6: actors Elton as 'modern being #7' & Sean as 'modern being #6' & video images
One X show, set #6: actor Sean as 'modern being #6'
One X show, set #6: actor Elton as 'modern being #7'
One X show, set #6: actor Kenny as 'modern being #7' (fill-in for Elton)
One X show, set #6: video images; MindWalk, Space Odessey 2001,Matrix
One X show, set #6: dancers Dawn N. & Jaushua
One X show, set #6: dancers Jaushua & Amy, actors Kenny & Sean
One X show, set #6: dancers Jaushua, Amy & Dawn N., actors Kenny & Sean
One X show, set #6: dancers Jaushua, Amy & Dawn N., actors Kenny & Sean
One X show, set #6: all dancers, 16mm & video projections
One X show, set #6: all dancers, 16mm & video projections
One X show, set #6: all dancers, 16mm & video projections
One X show, set #6: Tech Paul & 16mm projector
One X show, set #6: all dancers & actors
One X show, set #6: End of show, me, all dancers & actors
One X show, set #6: End of show, me, all dancers & actors
One X show, set #6: DJ Mike aka 'Agent X'
One X show, set #6: Tech Sheldon
Detroit Loft: Yiorgos painting Ecologist
Detroit Loft: Marge aka Mom helping with objects for the theater
Detroit Loft: the book clock pendulum by Philippe & Julie
Detroit Loft: the book clock pendulum by Philippe & Julie
Detroit Loft: the book clock pendulum by Philippe & Julie
Detroit Loft: Philippe working on the book clock pendulum
Detroit Loft: Philippe working on the two parabolas, built from scratch !
Detroit Loft: Philippe working on the two parabolas, built from scratch !
Detroit Loft: Me researching and working on the show
Detroit Loft: My work space & tons of computer monitors
Detroit Loft: My work space, figuring out the show
Detroit Loft: My work space, notes, films, etc., figuring out the show
Detroit Loft: Idea & layout for set #6 with the dancers at the club
Detroit: Old abandoned church where we found a red curtain for show
Detroit: Old abandoned church where we found a red curtain for show; Me, Philippe, Rick & Tim

Zeitgeist Theatre & One X Nightclub
Detroit, Michigan US 05/2002

A reflection on the concept of time and our civilization’s short attention span, based on the book, The Clock Of The Long Now, by Stewart Brand (The Long Now Foundation). The show focused on the consequences of the acceleration of technology, the dominance of commerce, and the detriments of short-term thinking vs. long-term thinking. Also based on Bernt Capra's film, Mindwalk.

The show was composed of six sets that included video, film, art, and performances by actors, dancers and DJs, which the viewer explored like a labyrinth at two locations in Detroit, Zeitgeist theater and One X nightclub (both buildings in proximity of 200 feet / 61 meters).

Note: This was one of my biggest, most involving and exhausting Detroit shows in regards to production and people, so more details to come...

Conception, direction, production, promotion, video & film editing & effects, graphism, etc.: Julie Meitz.
Actors: Madelyn Porter, Joel Mitchell, Sandra Hines, Peggy Kitzpatrick, Maria Haag, Sean Jones, Elton Litzner & Kenneth Franzel
Dancers: Amy Arena, Jaushua Davis, Dawn Gietzen, Emily Merrell, Dawn Nelson, & Larry Stallworth
DJ: Mike Clark "Agent "X"
Musician (for videos): VisionEar
Voice Overs: Brad Fracalossi, Kimberly Taliaferro
Clock book pendulum: Philippe Beillas & Julie Meitz / Paintings: Yiorgos Papaioannou
Technical Assistance: Philippe Beillas, John Jakary, Sheldon Nelson, Troy Richard, Neil Yee

Other Work and/or donations: Amy Arena, Rick Beall, Philippe Beillas, Barry Craig (Bluewater Tech.), Dave Cook, Darlene (John King Books), Danny (Accutime Watch Repair), Peter Dutz, Brad Fracalossi, Gary Freeman, Warren Hardy, Isiahs, John Jakary, Sean Jones, Gloria Kwiatkowski, Andrew Kopler, Ruth Lampkins, Marge & Al Meitz, Jake Pollak, Mathew Pomroy, Troy Richard, Bernard Spragner, Steve Smith (Top Fuel Productions), Sevda Soledad, Dave Torrigan, Paul Meyers, Sammy Wright, Richard Thomson, Neil Yee, Steve ZaskE and more...

Tools & Equipment: Adobe Premiere & Photoshop, 13(?) monitors, 10(?) VCRs, 1 TV, 2 16mm film projectors, 2 video projectors, 1 overhead projector, 2 sound parabolas, Foster sound mixer, switchers, etc.

One montage video from the show (the full show will be available in the near future) Please note, the video is darker than it should be : Crisis of Perception: Towards the Long Now - 15 Minutes montage, 2002