Literature Program

Thursday, February 6, 1986


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Public Domain, a Buffalo-based inter-media arts and performance art collective, presents  THE POLITICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Parts 6-10: "Forced Intimacy". The production conisists of Anne Wayson, Janet Lundeen, Jeffrey DeShell, Martha Hurley, and Ronald Ehmke(e).

THE POLITICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE series, which has already uncovered the secret links between the CIA interventions in Nicaragua and office politics (in Part 7: COVERT ACTIVITY) and between Keith Haring and frozen pot pies (in the 5-hour epic Parts 12-27: LEISURE TIME), now turns its attention to the psycho-sexual ramifications of interpersoanl relationships, from crowded elevators to the barber chair at Fantastic Sam's. Public Domain offers you an evening of performance, political commentary, social satire, and aerobics -- a madcap mix of singin', dancin', True Love poetry, and Massage for the Eighties.

Public Domain is not a company or troupe in the conventional sense; instead, the name serves as an umbrella term for a number of widely varied casts and productions. Performances have incorporated film, video, painting, music, specially designed props, even cooking. Members of the collective have performed on the beach, in movie theaters and abandoned factories, in parks and parking lots, as well as in bars, art galleries, and convenitonal theaters.

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Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...