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Creative Mind Experiment

Creative Mind Experiment

Jessica Mariko and Linda Eve Elchak Present

Green Venue, 2010 Orlando International Fringe Festival</strong>

This show may well contain the best three minutes of entertainment in this year’s festival. Local artists received a 3 minute long song by The Books, and electro folk combo that tends towards excessive use of cellos and odd samples of speech. Each night, six of them presented a work inspired by the music for inspiration, creating whatever they wish so long as it has a 3:33 run time. We open with Bob Kodzis and the interactive “What Do You Stand For?” Video projection puts about 40 little clips on a screen, each stating a uniting or dividing thought: “I own a gun” or “I’m Liberal”. If you agreed with the statement, you stand, if not stay seated. It was a work out. Brandon Roberts took the song and mixed it with other audio and acted out some of the little annoyances in life. Two dancers appeared performing modern dance, one making up the moves on the fly. Jeremy Seghers sang along with the orginal music, and a then two actors showed Post Secret like images and encouraged you to talk about your secrets. All nice, all arty and clever, but then the coolest thing ever happened. Evan Miga and his crew set up a card board box city, and blue robot with a small dog embedded his chest stomped out as a woman sang “Robot Powered Dog” while he stomped the city flat. It was spectacular, unexpected, and utterly hysterical. It’s not clear you could make a full 60 minutes of this robot, but for three minutes and 33 seconds, it was sheer surreal brilliance.

This event is part of the 2010 Orlando International Fringe Festival. For schedule and ticket information, please visit http://OrlandoFringe.org


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