Chelsea programme notes:In a world consumed by identity crises and at the same time dominated by advertising, how might a humble being begin to claim back space?Director Richard Maxwell: “ADS captures and refines questions I have been thinking about for a long time. What is presence? What does absence provide? What is it about performance that I like? What is it about people that I like? ” ADS offers participants an opportunity to publicly state their beliefs with one stipulation: Be sincere.”Boundary-pushing…suggests…you can create humane, affecting works of theater without the literal presence of human beings.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York TimesConceived and directed by Richard Maxwell for New York City Players
Video documentation of a project using web-cam technology to explore the relationship between the familiar and the uncanny. 2008 S.L.O. Project.