A new virtual reality experience by FLATSITTER x Torn Space
Dates: Nov. 4-5, 11-12, Dec. 1-3, 8, 10 2022 7:00pm, 8:15pm
Venue: 612 Fillmore Ave. Buffalo
Incorporating footage captured during CrossWalk, Torn Space’s summer fashion show and art party experience at Artpark, this new performance explores layers of identity through presentations of fashion, glamor, and power structures in public and private spaces. Combining symbols and archetypes from the Torn Space mythology with branded imagery from local fashion designers BUREAU, OGLXRY and Kylie Priscilla, Boulevard observes the process of constructing the self in an age of hyper-connectivity, “influencer” personas and the mysterious omnipresent audiences sponsoring their efforts toward self-optimization.
Torn Space Theater returns with its final offering of 2022- Boulevard is a multimedia immersive experience featuring virtual reality by FLATSITTER and live performance directed by Torn Space. Boulevard runs November 4-5, 11-12, Dec. 1-3, 8, 10 2022 with two time slots at 7pm and 8:15pm. There will also be a Torn Space fundraiser and preview performance of Boulevard on October 28, 7pm-9pm. All performances take place at the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14212.
Agents of Change (ongoing mural installation)
A collaboration with Lafayette International High School and artist Max Collins celebrates the neighborhood-based entrepreneurs of Buffalo with this year’s art installation. This project is part of Just Buffalo Literary Center’s The Civil Writes Project.
INTERSECTION Performance Series
Torn Space Theater’s 2022 Season
Torn Space expands its programming model in 2022 with an entire season of original performances written and performed for specific Buffalo landmarks with the introduction of a fresh programming series entitled “INTERSECTION.” Works developed within this series intersect place, generation, identity and discipline. They bring audiences to performance spaces in the Broadway/Fillmore area and beyond, featuring artists collaborating to explore new forms of contemporary performance and creative placemaking. The 2022 season includes virtual reality, fashion shows, hip hop, artistic residencies, public art, dance, parades, music, site-specific performance and artist showcases. These projects will include Torn Space collaborations with Artpark, UB’s Arts Collaboratory, Silo City, Sneakvibing, FLATSITTER, Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Mirabo Press, NYS DanceForce, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Coalesce Center for Biological Art and countless artists and designers and many more.