Panoply Performance Laboratory
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About / Bio
The Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) is an inter-disciplinary performance collective formed by writer/director/video/performance artist Esther Neff and composer/musician/sound/performance artist Brian McCorkle. PPL's projects are developed in collaboration with individuals from many different walks of life, and often through community workshops, interviews, and other engaged practices. They often examine complex systems and trace epistemic, emotional, and socio-political viewpoints held by individuals and groups using music, text, home-made technological set-ups, multiple languages, video, interactive and participatory elements, field-recorded sound, and found materials. Our core practice is currently the public creation of "performance art operas." PPL and its two organizers have shown work/performed in New York City at Dixon Place, University Settlement, The Brick Theater, The cell, Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, ABC No Rio, Spread Art, Grace Exhibition Space, The West End Theater, The Hudson Guild Theater, the Manhattan Theatre Source, Judson Church, Surreal Estate, Studio Maya, IRT, The Brecht Forum, The Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Battle Ranch, 14 Wall Street (Workforce/Forced Work through Swing Space) two chashama spaces, in a pop-up gallery through QMAD, at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LAB residency), BOB the Pavilion at Columbia University, during SUPERFRONT's Public Summer at Industry City, and during FIGMENT, and in bars and parking lots, on the Theresienwiese where the Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Germany, above a mall in Goshen, Indiana, in parkinglots, on rooftops, and many other spaces and sites elsewhere. In conjunction with and sometimes as performance projects, PPL also organizes conferences, exhibitions, shows, workshops, and other public platforms for critical analysis, synthesis, collaboration, and collective being.
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