Presented with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec and La Délégation générale du Québec à New York. PHOBOPHILIA was originally produced with the support of Studio 303 (Montreal). Under The Radar Festival 2011 is produced by The Public Theater, Festival Producer Mark Russell. Major funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Under The Radar is also supported by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and is held in conjunction with APAP Conference NYC 2011.
Phobophilia played from January 5 to 10, 2011 in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre.
- “[...] this is definitely not one to miss. ”
- — Jeremy B. Barker, Culturebot
- “Phobophilia is a real treat for the downtown crowd, particularly those who enjoy something different and intriguing. ”
- — Joseph Samuel Wright, Theasy.com
About the show
Part of the Under the Radar Festival.
Twenty-four spectators are led to a secret location to witness a peculiar interrogation. Phobophilia unfolds through a complex meshing of sound, action, ritual and video projection. Using its micro-cinema of Cocteau-inspired projections shown on an elaborate, ever-shifting pop-up book, Phobophilia is a surrealist and dreamlike examination of fear, pleasure, voyeurism and the visual archive of war.
Transdisciplinary artists Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard are 2boys.tv. Since 2002, this award winning art duo has created and presented a wide repertoire of collaborative multidisciplinary cabaret works, performances, videos and installations in clubs, galleries, museums, theatres and festivals around the world.
A HemispHEREs and HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program Presentation
Photo Credits Julio Pantoja