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Thu, Sep 21, 2017 7:30pm –
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 7:30pm –
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 7:30pm –
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:00pm –

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street, NYC

Annie Doresen and the French Institute Alliance Française

The Great Outdoors

Part of the Crossing the Line Festival

The Great Outdoors takes us on a sublime journey through inner space in the darkness of a planetarium. A lone performer reads texts culled from internet comments and fed through an algorithm, giving voice and body to the thoughts of countless individuals all tapping away at their keyboards in isolation. As fragments of narrative emerge from the chatter, Dorsen invites us to imagine the internet’s infinite possibilities as a new form of celestial authority, and the comments as the internet’s id—unrestrained and protected by anonymity.