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Past Event Off the Wall 2013: Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett: Whispering Pines 10 

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Whispering Pines 10 is a one-act opera by artist Shana Moulton in collaboration with composer Nick Hallett, and featuring vocalist Daisy Press.  Directed by Elyse Singer, it features a live performance by Moulton as her alter ego Cynthia, a hypochondriac agoraphobe prone to colorful hallucinations and absurd fantasies.  While Cynthia seeks health and total happiness within her virtual environment—an interactive video set that utilizes real-time multimedia techniques its creators call “live animation”—she usually settles for fad cures and new-age kitsch, creating situations in turn comic, contemplative, and surreal.

Whispering Pines 10 was developed through the Harvestworks Artist In Residence Program with additional support from the Experimental Television Center, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Rhizome.

This presentation is co-presented with Carnegie Mellon University, School of Fine Art.

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