tuesday afternoon at china wong buffet is
an elaboration on a well-known fairy tale,
retold using conventions established by
20th century performance artists and composers.
the performances, which took place in spring 2004,
involved collaboration between more than fifty
students, faculty, and staff
of a wonderful little liberal arts college
and the surrounding community.
three performances of this
two-hour-fifteen-minute piece took place,
live and pre-produced music,
numerous short films,
a powerpoint presentation,
and interactive video.
over the following year — summer 2004 through spring 2005 —
post-production work ensued,
resulting in a DVD edition of the piece.
this DVD edition combines pre-production video,
video shot at all three performances,
and extensive post-production compositing
and computer graphics work.
check out http://ruori.org/ to view the trailer and other paraphernalia.
Check out the artist's website:
1. i needed to make a few adjustments
2. there's no limit to what you can win
3. erroneously decoded, i hope
4. beginning with the big bang---and up until the 1950s
5. take a look at this tree
6. a little sleight of hand
7. one day his/her daughter will thank it for being a modern woman
8. too bad you choked
9. one must eat
10. there is a wasp in our room
11. the axes of a coordinate system of breakfast cereals
12. it was a good day
13. do not eat green food
14. you know, i'm just not me
15. violin solo
16. theorems proved by undergraduates
17. years from present until all potential grave sites are consumed
18. between the spinning and the ground
19. one of those active absences
20. i thought i was going somewhere
21. wooden spoon
22. how true. your success: yes, you can't judge it.
23. dear sir or madam
24. to decorate my kitchen
25. we're paying customers, aren't we?
26. and home is where the
27. a big fur cap
29. (closing credits)