The Illusion & The Aftermath

By Temporary Distortion | Part of the Response: Performance Series (2019)

This performance by Temporary Distortion unfolds slowly over the course of four-hours for a meditating audience. Audiences may come and go as they please throughout the ongoing installation. Meditation cushions and headphones are provided for the audience to come and go as they wish, staying for only as long as they would like. For someone in the room without headphones, the performance is virtually silent.

Temporary Distortion works across and between disciplines to create performances, installations, films, albums and works for the stage. Based in New York City, its work has been shown at Anthology Film Archives, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, The New School, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Performance Space 122 and The Queens Museum. The group’s work has also been performed and displayed internationally in South Korea, Russia, France, Czech Republic, Japan, Austria and Hungary.

“Takes the concert experience and turns it into something private and luxe.” — Time Out NY