[April 23 2015]
Alex Bag, who rose to prominence in the 1990’s with her video work, will hold an open audition on April 25th and 26th at Team Gallery for a scripted sitcom-style show/performance centering around four archetypal art-world characters. Each prospective actor will perform one of several monologues, chosen on location by the artist – the roles are fluid, not defined by physical characteristics. The premise for the TV program – which Bag will go on to produce as a separate artwork, to be shown at a later date – comes from David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest, a footnote describing a sitcom designed to stagnate, whose characters cannot advance or develop, trapped in an utterly circular narrative.
Photo Alex Bag