WhiteBox Art Center
New York
Broome Street, 329
212 7142347 FAX 212 7142349
Mary Mattingly
dal 18/12/2006 al 24/12/2006

Segnalato da

White Box


Mary Mattingly
Juan Puntes

calendario eventi  :: 


Mary Mattingly

WhiteBox Art Center, New York

Fore Cast (an opera)

comunicato stampa

Fore Cast (an opera)

with Jessica and Sarah from The redcoats are Coming!

Curated by Juan Puntes

Fore Cast is a clarion call anticipating the looming environmental catastrophy. Fore Cast is an interactive Opera, opening at White Box on December 19, 2006, at six o'clock pm. Fore Cast will transform White Box's space into a waterlogged, apocalyptic swampland, soundscape, and videosurround. The opening and closing nights will feature live performances of an original opera score by The Redcoats Are Coming! with members of Antonious Block and Apples and Arrows.

Entering a water-filled and truncated landscape, viewers witness the land's predicted end-state, a reversion to its primeval condition and a topographical perspective of a sick new world. The marshy waterscape is the setting for the future of a civilization ensnared in an unceasing loop of WWIV, a war Albert Einstein foreshadowed as being fought with sticks and stones. With an unparalleled innate sense of intelligence, wit and craft, Mary Mattingly creates an installation explains the tragic outcomes of this hypothesized war in the not-so-distant future.

Multiple video projectors arranged in a semi-circle fill the walls of White Box and present a Fore Cast) that will loop for six days and one hour. (A new week, according to Mary Mattingly's proprietary uniform time scale, derived from ancient Assyrian and Babylonian astronomical methodology and translated to a system for future use.) The videos play continuously in White Box's waterlogged space. The main screen portrays WWIV, fought by six groups of combatants ---The World Economic Forum, The Council on Foreign Relations, Bechtel, Nestle', The United Nations, and B.R.I.C.--- colluding to capture and assert political and economic control over a shattered and borderless world. The belligerents' leaders plot together in a corporate conference rooms, ultimately degenerating into intercontinental world-scale conflict fought with the weapons of Cain and Abel, the war unfolding in disastrous environments everywhere.

Fore Cast will run day and night for six days and one hour, from the morning of December 19, until 1:00 am on Christmas morning.

Image: Mary Mattingly, endgame, 2006

Opening: Tuesday, December 19, 6pm - 8pm

White Box
525 West 26th Street - New York

Now You See
dal 27/5/2014 al 14/6/2014

Attiva la tua LINEA DIRETTA con questa sede