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CULTUREMART 2012: Botch Joe Diebes


With additional support from the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Residency. Project space is donated by Capstone Equities. A preliminary workshop was sponsored by STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam, funded by The Netherland-America Foundation.


BOTCH played from January 28 - 29 in the Mainstage Theatre as part of CULTUREMART 2012. View the post-show discussion with the artists here >>

About the show

Botch is a hyper-administrated performance system made of bodies and voices. Multi-tasking with microphones, loudspeakers, paper, and charcoal, an agile ensemble of performers play with and against a matrix of procedures drawn from the field of corporate “performance management”. Someone draws a bold line to the rhythm of a metronome, another fast-forwards her partner's live voice like a tape machine, a third sings a bureaucratic duet with a small loudspeaker. Botch lifts the lid off the apparatus to find a torrential sewer of sound and brain leaks that point up the power of human error.



All Shows in Culturemart: $15

Sat January 28 at 8.30pm
Sun January 29 at 8.30pm

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