mixed media performance



Armando Lopez-Bircann and Katie Macyshyn's pOpera brings together two worlds in a volatile union of performance art and performing arts. Dub step beats push on the perpetual action, which is wrought with symbols and contradictions. Extravagant art objects turned costume, high energy sound and performance, and unconventional set pieces and objects create an oft-incomprehensible world in which a blow-up doll turned cyborg must find her way home. It is with this format that we question Frankensteinian themes such as the threatening power of women, unwanted children, the nature of social transformations, and the danger of knowledge.