KNICK KNACKS by Linda Mussmann
February 21st, 2020
Knick Knacks new project opening on April 1. 2020
Knick Knacks is project to be performed in the east gallery—it is written and constructed by Linda Mussmann.
I have invited performers to help with this project–led by my longtime collaborator Claudia Bruce to perform this project—the text appears on 42 cards. The cards will be assigned and the order will be random on each of the nights that we plan on presenting on the following dates after April 1st than April 2 and 3. (each performance will be different)
There will be 2 stages on each end of the space and a runway space down the middle of the space where the performers will travel and do recitation as well as movement. The audience is positioned on each side of the run way and will be viewing performances at all points of performance. There will be limited seating for each event. If you would like to book a seat now please let me know for which date and how many tickets you would like to purchase. Knick Knacks is dedicated to the shelves that held Knick Knacks in the many houses of my childhood—My mother had many shelves that were dedicated to Knick Knacks—as well as Aunt Lydia, Aunt Esther, Aunt Martha, Malinda, Aunt Minnie & more and all of the women in my mother and grandmother’s lives. There were shelves dedicated to the holding of objects —objects which were gifts from travels, souvenirs, special plates, salt and pepper shakers, etc etc.—Knick Knacks even appeared in the Glass Menagerie of Tennessee Williams where Laura collected little glass animals and these became a world where she imagined a life….Knick Knacks for Linda are a collection of texts that she has written over time—January to July 2019—they are pieces of thought written daily as fragments—the fragments have been placed on these 40 + cards and distributed to the 6 performers. Join me on April fools day 2020 and see what we have cooked up. Random flares of fragments will emerge into the space at TSL. AND—We have nothing to say but we will say it anyway– as John Cage had suggested when he talked about his work —in the last century. We continue to do the “work” as John Cage recommended to us in the early 1980’s —doing the work continues to be our mantra–we go on— Yes—doing the work.