About the Grant

$35,000 to support Big Art Group's The People-Philadelphia (MAP 2009), a site-specific public performance involving video, action, live music and community participation. This work will be the second part of the larger series of creations Everybody's The People, a cross-cultural comparative work about community and democracy. The work blends ancient theatrical influence inspired by Aeschylus' Oresteia with contemporary strategies of post-theatrical, reality-based performance, in order to investigate the nature of public responsibility and the evolving democratic dialogue. The People-Philadelphia erases the boundary between audience and actor to propose a new form of living televisual art.

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