Why Why Always, 2021
Dedicated project site: whywhyalways.automaticrelease.org
It is seventeen minutes past midnight, Oceanic Time. You’re sitting in a theater of sorts — a show is about to begin — there is an occasional flicker of light — a sonic shudder — an atmosphere of electronic energy — you look down at the program in your hand, black letters spell the words Why Why Always…
In this sci-fi misadventure of secret agents and seductresses, where Alphaville meets ASMR — mesmeric whispers fill the air, lighters flash, linens are folded, and a super computer is foiled.Why Why Always conjures a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound and technology.
Performers (live): Jim Fletcher, Elizabeth Carena, Laura Bartczak, Marion Spencer
Performers (video): Scott Shepherd, Madeline Best
Narration: Christina Campanella
Why Why Always is made in part with support from New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artists program (Film, Media, New Technology Production and Theater Commission) with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
All photos © Paula Court