PUPPETRY ON THE 405 (IS THIS LEGAL?)
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Published on Sun, Jun 6, 2010
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
Joel Kyack launches Superclogger, large-scale public project presented by LA >< ART Joel Kyack's first large-scale public project, Superclogger, presents various puppet shows to L.A. drivers caught in afternoon traffic jams from a mobile theater housed in the back of a nondescript white pickup truck. Broadcasting soundtracks discretely to the viewer's car stereo, Superclogger, curated by Cesar Garcia, aims to (in Kayack's words) "briefly halt the progression of chaos by temporarily drawing the audience out of the commute experience and placing them within an intimate space of engagement and performance that highlights their own individual presence within the broader structure of the traffic jam." Superclogger launched on June 1, 2010. The project was conceived with Providence-based artist and bike mechanic Peter Fuller, and developed out of Kyack's interest in chaos, performance, and the relationship between individual will and collective control. Superclogger will continue presenting weekly interventions throughout the summer, culminating with a second special showing at the Hammer Museum on September 25, 2010, from 1 to 4 pm, marking the first collaboration between LA >< ART and the Hammer Museum. With the exception of its two special showings, Superclogger will operate only during evening rush hours at different freeways throughout the city. A new Superclogger twitter will update the project's specific location throughout the days of its presentation. LA >< ART is located at 2640 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034. For more information, click here