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A CIRCUS OF ONE & A CIRCUS OF ONE (Act II)

Alison Crocetta

A CIRCUS OF ONE / A CIRCUS OF ONE (Act II) are collaborative 16mm film and performance projects respectively.

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A CIRCUS OF ONE  

A CIRCUS OF ONE is a 16 mm black-and-white film directed by visual artist Alison Crocetta in collaboration with composer Jason Treuting of So Percussion. This film records Crocetta as a clownish figure within a one-ring circus completing a series of eight acts that run the gamut from feats of daring to absurd gestures. These performance actions form a filmic garland with Treuting’s score that draws inspiration from historic circus music and the tradition of musique concrète.      

A CIRCUS OF ONE (Act II) 

A CIRCUS OF ONE (Act II) is an interdisciplinary project by visual artist Alison Crocetta in collaboration with composer Zac Little of the band Saintseneca. This new work marks Crocetta’s return to live performance after a decade of performing solely within the realm of the moving image. In a spirit of the circus, this one-ring show will take place within a nomadic architecture specifically designed and built by Crocetta for a series of brief actions and filmic interludes that will be combined with Little's music to serve an intentionally loose narrative. Crocetta will conjure up a clownish figure that one has never seen before, at once familiar and fantastic. The actions of this player will run the gamut from pathetic failures to feats of daring and absurd gestures. Each action, both filmed and live, will be linked together in a performance garland wherein one passage builds on the next to form the whole.