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Michele de la Reza & Peter Kope

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Appropriating three discarded booths from a popular North Side bar and installing them at 1414 Monterey, the artists have set up memory games and small video sequences on the tables.

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Michelle de la Reza and Peter Kope are the principal dancers of Attack Theater. Appropriating three discarded booths from a popular North Side bar and installing them at 1414 Monterey, they have set up memory games and small video sequences on the tables. In one, a telephone is available for visitors to the show to call the artists and have a brief conversation about the work.

Materials for this installation include Gary Petsch pottery, dinner booths from Rosa Villa, Warhol glass, Lowell Brown memory game and household items from Attack Theater and the artists' personal collection.


Gestures 2: January 8 – February 28, 2002
About The Artist

Michele de la Reza (American, b. 1969) is co-founder of the Attack Theater in Pittsburgh. The intent of this theater is to bring different types of dancing, multimedia, and interdisciplinary art together to interact with the audiences.

Peter Kope (American, b. 1967) is an artist working in Pittsburgh.

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