Mar 21st 2019

Annie Dorsen: The Great Outdoors

@ Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Opening Thursday, March 21st, from 7:30PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, March 24th

For writer-director Annie Dorsen, “The Great Outdoors” connects ideas of infinity and the unknown from romanticism to today’s networked, hyper-connected technologies. Audiences are invited to lie on yoga mats inside an inflatable planetarium and imagine the internet’s infinite possibilities as a new form of celestial authority. To give voice and body to the thoughts of this aggregate of individuals, a female performer reads aloud 4chan and Reddit comments from the previous 24 hours. These fragments of chatter, which Dorsen selects and runs through an algorithm she created, emerge as the internet’s id—unrestrained and protected by anonymity.

This performance contains mature content.

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