Object of her Affection, LAX Festival (Premiere)

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photo: Rafael Hernandez

September 27 – October 13, 2018, I premiered Object of Her Affection at Automata as part of LAX Festival.

Object of Her Affection 
Performance Times
+ Tickets + Info

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: George Lugg | 213-446-9556
george@performancepractice.org

“Object of her Affection”
at Los Angeles Exchange
[LAX] Festival, 6th Ed.
September 27—October 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept 7, 2018) – Object of Her Affection is a solo object and puppet-based performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.

Created by Marsian De Lellis, and developed with director, Michele Spears, this unconventional love story explores the synesthetic relationship between objects and personalities, and ways that objects can occupy more than one meaning at any given time. There will be twelve performances over three weekends from September 27th to October 13th at Automata as part of Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival, 6th Ed., produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice.

Performance Times

Thursday, September 27
at 8:00PM

Friday, September 28
at 8:00PM

Saturday, September 29
at 8:00PM

Sunday, September 30
at 7:00PM

Thursday, October 4
at 8:00PM

Friday, October 5
at 8:00PM

Saturday, October 6
at 8:00PM

Sunday, October 7
at 7:00PM

Wednesday, October 10
at 8:00PM

Thursday, October 11
at 8:00PM

Friday, October 12
at 8:00PM

Saturday, October 13
at 8:00PM

Location

Automata
504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.automata-la.org

Automata is a Los Angeles-based performance gallery dedicated to the creation, incubation, and presentation of experimental puppet theater, film, and other contemporary art practices centered on ideas of artifice and performing objects. (more)

Tickets

Tickets are available through Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival. There are also a limited number of tickets available through Object of Her Affection’s Kickstarter Campaign.

The Story

Object of Her Affection follows the emotional journey of protagonist, Andrea Lowe, after she has mysteriously fallen from a building. In her final moments, she reflects on her meaningful relationships starting with her first love, a baby’s blanket. As an adolescent, she loses her virginity to a bad-boy hunting rifle and subsequently becomes infatuated with a controversial wall. As Andrea evolves, so do her desires. In adulthood, she forms doomed relationships with monumental structures: a high-profile statue, tragic twin skyscrapers, and a bridge who cheats. Each of these relationships has a profound effect, shaping Andrea’s views on life and love. Finally, she finds solace in Roy, a crumbling tenement who ultimately fails her. (Read more)

Creators

Marsian De Lellis (writer, performer, creator) is an interdisciplinary artist who combines sculpture, objects, installation, performance and handmade spectacles to memorialize obsessional lives. Their work celebrates stories of unconventional people whose private manias become public fodder for tabloids and reality television. (more)

Michele Spears (director) is a director/choreographer, performer, theatre producer, and arts educator. Her work has been recognized with New York Nightlife, L.A. Weekly, Saturn, UNIMA, Stagescene L.A., Dramalogue, and Santa Barbara Independent Awards, as well as American Choreographers Award and Ovation Award nominations. (more)

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