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THE WASTE LAND
WEDNESDAY, AUG 19 2015 - SATURDAY, AUG 29 2015
BY T.S. Eliot
DIRECTED BY Daniel Domig & Christopher Domig
CONCEPT/INSTALLATION BY Daniel Domig
PERFORMED BY Christopher Domig
The Waste Land: A Performance/Installation is the collaboration between a painter, an actor and a poet. Eliot's famous 1922 poem is interwoven in its entirety into this performance/installation, designed by Daniel Domig and performed by Christopher Domig. This is the World Premiere.
A man and a figure sit alone after hours. The festivities are over, and everyone has left. Gradually, this unlikely pair begins a journey that mirrors the fragments and sequences of Eliot's electrifying poem, where a table, two chairs and a puppet head conjure a world that seems both strangely distant and eerily familiar.
T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He published his first poetic masterpiece, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," in 1915. In 1921, he wrote the poem "The Waste Land", a dense, allusion-heavy poem which went on to redefine the genre and become one of the most talked about poems in literary history. For his lifetime of poetic innovation, Eliot won the Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. He spent most of his life in Europe, and died in London in 1965.
Daniel Domig was born in Vancouver, Canada, raised in Salzburg, Austria and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he now resides. Domig’s work engages with the darker, hidden aspects of human psychology through exploration of the corporeal form, while simultaneously testing both the limitations and potential of painting and installations. His work is a commentary on the representation of the individual experience in the external environment. His installation “If All Else Fails” at Thrust Projects, NYC was awarded a Critic’s Pick in the publication Artforum. www.currentlynowhere.com
Christopher Domig was born and raised in Salzburg, Austria, and now resides in Brooklyn. He holds an M.F.A in Acting from Southern Methodist University. His recent theatre work includes the world tour of the Award-‐Winning play Dirt by Robert Schneider, for which he received the NYCFringe Outstanding Actor Award. He is a two-‐time nominee for Outstanding Actor for the Innovative Theatre Awards for his role in Mysterious Way and Dirt. His feature films and TV include Apartment 4E, Bastards Of Young, 3 People I’ve Never Heard Of, The Blacklist, Boardwalk Empire, and Blue Bloods. www.christopherdomig.com
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