Due to Popular Demand – Performance Added – Fri, Oct 11 at 7PM!
“I would be remiss if I did not single out the work of puppet designer Robin Frohardt…simply astounding.”
– The Brooklyn Paper
Robin Frohardt (HERE Artist Residency Program)
(New York, USA)
The Pigeoning is a full length live performance that uses bunraku puppetry, video and original music to explore the ideas of obsessive compulsion, safety, and order in the context of the end of the world. The story is told through the main character “ Frank” an bunraku style puppet working in an office in the early 1980’s who is absorbed and ultimately transformed by his pigeon obsession. Pigeons are a part of Frank’s daily life and serve as the embodiment of the chaos and filth of the natural world. As his story progresses, they seem to act against Frank, behaving as a continual source of aggravation for him, until he begins to believe that the birds are actually plotting against him. The Pigeoning invites the audience to laugh at our clinging to safety and order in the face of the end of the world that is always and never coming.