Things We Don't Understand and Definitely Are Not Going To Talk About

 

 

Things We Don’t Understand And Definitely Are Not Going To Talk About was a performance based on a tale of heartbreak, abandonment, and obsession. Throughout the four-night engagement, the filmmaker, performance artist, and fiction writer Miranda July invited members of the audience onstage, as she looked for a long-term couple in the audience to act the two main characters of the tale—Donnie and Fiona. Raising questions such as how the couple met and when they realized they were in love, July’s interactions with the audience helped her reveal both the humor and terror attached to intimacy, betrayal, and creativity. As in her earlier productions, July utilized video and music composed by Jon Brion while playing multiple characters in this performance.

Supplemental Information

Time Out New York Review [PDF]
ARTFORUM 1000 Words [PDF]
Postcard [PDF]
Program [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]

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