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a Multi-Media Performance Event Celebrating the words, rhymes & rhythms of Bertolt Brecht's rare poems, prose & song @ the Wild Project
a Multi-Media Performance Event Celebrating the words, rhymes & rhythms of Bertolt Brecht's rare poems, prose & song @ the Wild Project
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Pigs & Fishes is a Multimedia Performance Event celebrating the words, rhymes & rhythms of Bertolt Brecht’s rare poems, prose & songs (written from 1913 through his last years of exile)

Pigs & Fishes: exploring the sacred intersections among shamanism, ritual, demonstration & theatre

  • conceived & performed by hucklefaery
  • music by Viva & the Farmed Tilapia 
  • set by Machine Dazzle
  • costumes by Machine Dazzle & Justina Gladiola
  • video by Benjamin Read & Cole Nahal

These rare works of poetic genius by Brecht, [some never before performed], are brought to life against a 'dazzling' mixed media backdrop, for one night only.

we are hoping to raise funds via KickStarter for costumes & set essentials -- though much of the 'raw-materials' for both Costumes & Set will be made from recycled Post-Consumer Waste. Additional costs will also include some video post-production essentials, rights to perform English Translations of the poetry, and other misc. production costs.  

Thanks so much in advance for all acts & aspects of support & kindness.

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the Wild Project June13, 2011                                                                             Wild Project | 195 East 3rd Street | between Ave A & B | New York | NY | 10009 

Why Brecht?

Bertolt Brecht: Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer, (one of the most prominent figures in 20th-century theatre). Known for encouraging audiences to think by developing a form of theatre called ‘epic theatre’ in which ideas & didactic lessons are exemplified; he wanted his theater to inspire thought and serve as a forum for debate rather than a house of empty illusions & emotional spectacle.  Brecht began writing poetry as a boy, and his first poems were published in 1914. 

In the 1930s Brecht´s books and plays were banned in Germany, and theatrical performances were forbidden. He went into exile, first Denmark, and then in April, 1940, to Finland. Brecht continued in May of 1941 with his wife, children and secretary through Russia to the United States, settling down in a small house in Santa Monica, California. In 1947 Brecht was accused of un-American activities, by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The Committee broadcast the hearings on the radio; the "Brecht show" can be heard on a Folkways recording. Following the hearings, Brecht flew to Switzerland, without waiting for the opening of his play Galileo in New York.

Perhaps best known for his plays, Brecht was a superior poet, with a command of many styles and moods.  Brecht's works have been translated into 42 languages and sold over 70 volumes.  

Stafan Brecht:  Stefan Brecht, (a celebrated poet & son of Bertolt Brecht), fastidiously chronicled the rise of avant-garde theater.  Before his death in 2009, he completed three books: “Queer Theatre,” which focused on the rise of gay artists like the camp-and-kitsch devotee Jack Smith and the actor and director Charles Ludlam and his Ridiculous Theater Company; “The Theatre of Visions: Robert Wilson,” and “Peter Schumann’s Bread and Puppet Theatre.” Written from extensive notes taken during performances, rehearsals and interviews, the books were conceived as historical documentation of an artistic movement.[from the NYTimes]

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Limited Addition Prints

8x10    Plastic Albatross Babies [mixed media Illustration]

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8x10     West Bank Soldier [mixed media Illustration]

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11x17 & 8x10(shown) Toxic PlayPen[mixed media Illustration]

Toxic PlayPen Detail

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11x17 & 8.5x11(shown) Cosmic Earth [mixed media Illustration]

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11x17     Deadly Fishy [mixed media Illustration]

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