Other Sensations (2019)

in collaboration with/as Mocrep

Photos by Phillip Solomonson 

created, directed, and performed by Mocrep members: Alex Ellsworth, Deidre Huckabay, Lia Kohl, Zach Moore, Andrew Tham and Chris Wood. For TV, VCR, video, electronics, vibration motors, fake food, 24 pairs of tongs, woodblock, trumpet, melodica, squeaky toys, electric bass, drumset, table, flashing lights.

Other Sensations was created as a companion piece to Mickel Maher’s Tedium (Theater Oobleck) and premiered at the 2019 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. An exploration of both boredom and transcendence, Other Sensations mixes video, sound, choreography and animated objects to create a world which questions the reality of choice and the idea of freedom.

PRESS:

“An eerie look at the myth of the American dream” - Maggie Ward, SCAPI Magazine Puppets, Capitalism, and Déjà Vu: A Profile of Tedium and Other Sensations

“an overall bizarre piece which I have come to love” - Kenjiro Lee, Chicago Maroon In Chicago, Puppets Take Center Stage