"Rehearsal of a Grand Opera for One Person," Devin King & Caroline Picard, 2013. Installation View, New Capital, Chicago, IL.

"Rehearsal of a Grand Opera for One Person," Devin King & Caroline Picard, 2013. Still from performance, New Capital, Chicago, IL.

"Rehearsal of a Grand Opera for One Person," Devin King & Caroline Picard, 2013. Still from performance, New Capital, Chicago, IL.

Rehearsal of a Grand Opera for One Person

December 8, 2012 | Exhibitions, Visual Work

A collaborative exhibition/performance by Devin King and Caroline Picard at New Capital
12:00 pm Monday, November 19th – 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
Performance @ 7pm on November 19th

Pulling from toy theater and the operatic tradition of regietheater, combined with the effect of streaming media in the present day, Caroline Picard and Devin King’s “Grand Opera for One Person” inserts these threads into a DIY exhibition site and performance art context. Though eventually intended for a one-person audience, King and Picard will install a public rehearsal based on a series of their lectures that led to the collaboration. The result is a multi-media installation that reinterprets these texts. The night of their opening on Monday, the 19th of November, will also feature a performance by the duo with the installation.

This exhibit was part of New Capital’s “24HRS/25DAYS,” their final exhibition of their 2 year program at 3114 W. Carroll. 24HRS/25DAYS celebrates transformations, the work that all of us have yet to produce, and everything that is not yet known. It was featured in Ugly Duckling’s EMERGENY INDEX.