[THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF] LOVE & GEOGRAPHY
Vox Populi & HERE Arts Center, September - October 2009
Love & Geography is an immersive, interactive performance adaptation of the 1885 play by Bjronstjerne Bjornson. Piehole has created an abandoned roadside museum, where audiences press buttons to activate exhibits featuring characters and scenes from the play, trapped in different geographical biomes. Exhibits employ table top puppetry, video, diorama, live-actors-as-animatronic-robots, an animatronic robot camel head, and toy theater. We performed the show in September 2009 at Vox Populi Gallery as part of Philly Fringe and in October 2009 at HERE Arts Center. The show was adapted/directed by Tara Ahmadinejad, designed by Jeff Wood, and co-developed/produced by Piehole. Featuring the work of Piehole affiliates: Ed Bear, Jonathan Harris, Patrick Harrison, Josie Holtzman, Rachael Richman, and Nick Van Der Kolk.
Photography by Anika Schwarzwald