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The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte
Aug 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For Sale: one house, belonging to one René Magritte, surrealist, painter, philosopher, lover, cowboy, tree, and much more. Swim on down to the open house, and enjoy guided tour of the great man’s mind. Run your fingers along the dust of his memories, appraise the net worth of his melancholy heart — with the aid of his wife, his lover, his wife’s lover, his mother, and a fish. Inspired by the work of the surrealist painter, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte will feature performance and installation set in an 8 room mansion on Governors Island. An original immersive experience, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte is created and directed by Tess Howsam (Secession 2015, Odd.A.See) and features a team of eight playwrights, and a multi-talented group of actors. Exquisite Corpse is happy to hold your hand as you take a dip, then a dive, then a plunge into The Enchanted Realm of, well, you know who.
Exquisite Corpse Company is a Brooklyn based, integrated performance art collective. ECC’s latest production follows last summer’s Secession 2015, a Vienna Secession inspired art gallery, brought to life by the company’s formidable team of playwrights and performers. The company has also recently toured productions to New Orleans (Secession, 2015, Faux/Real Festival) & Colorado Springs (Untitled #3, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). ECC is committed to creating a community of young artists in all mediums in New York who inspire each other and create uniquely together. Throughout the year, ECC’s smaller projects, such as the BlackBox Series & bi-annual Writer’s Lab reinforces that initiative, showcasing new works by emerging artists of varied mediums in singular, immersive events. Above all, the mission of ECC is make theater approachable and newly relevant to everyone.
Find out more on the company’s website.