NERVOUS/SYSTEM

a show by Andrew Schneider and Company

Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10 at 8pm, Sunday, November 11 at 2pm
$5 for Students, $10 for MIT Community, $15 General Admission
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OBIE award-winning performer, writer and interactive-electronics artist Andrew Schneider and recurring collaborators present their original theatrical work NERVOUS/SYSTEM to the MIT community during their two-part residency in July and November 2018.

NERVOUS/SYSTEM is the third project in a triptych of new performance works by Schneider with a core ensemble of collaborators (following YOUARENOWHERE and AFTER) that create rapid-fire existential meditations using physics lectures, pop culture, and personal revelations to dissect subjects ranging from quantum mechanics and parallel universes to missed connections and AA recovery steps. Using an array of complex visual and aural effects to produce a fluid, shifting the landscape of sensory overload, these three projects transform the physical performance space and warp linear time to short-circuit preconceived notions of individual perspective and what it means to be here now.

NERVOUS/SYSTEM specifically follows the trajectories of seven individual and entirely disparate narratives throughout the history of the planet and explores how interconnected all events truly are. Borrowing concepts from physics and philosophy like loop gravity, eternalism and block time, the narrative structure of NERVOUS/SYSTEM attempts to collapse linear time, putting effect before cause and pushing us to think about our realities and how we as humans affect one another in profoundly new ways.

Sponsored by Center for Art, Science & Technology

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