Associate, presented by Real/Time InterventionsTuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where do your ideas come from?—the age-old question asked of artists. Real/Time Interventions presents the world premiere of “ASSOCIATE,” a real-time, crowd-shared creative experience featuring artists Ben Barson, Christine Bethea, and James Simon and a Mystery Artist to bring it all together. Why not jump in and be part of the inspiration?
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes)
Take a swim in the subconscious with three award-winning Pittsburgh-based artists: musician Ben Barson, multidisciplinary artist Christine Bethea, and sculptor James Simon. RealTime will pelt them with prompts, and they’ll shoot back their own “associations”—in words, pictures, sketches, musical notes, stories…you name it. At the same time, through live chat, YOU can join the “association,” adding your responses to the mix. Together we’ll create a whole pile of flotsam and jetsam from our collective subconscious, in Real Time…
After chatting with Ben, Christine and James about how they use free association in their work, we’ll introduce our Mystery Artist, who’s been lurking unseen, creating a brand-new piece in Real Time using our collective pile of associations. They’ll unveil their completely original work at the end of the hour, created for and with YOU.
Be part of the making. Join the association.
Real/Time Interventions is the creative partnership of playwright Molly Rice and director/producer Rusty Thelin. Real/Time Interventions creates theatrical events and public experiences that depend upon the immediate nature of live and real-time art: events that come to life when people come together. We seek to generate human connection, curiosity and wonder with our work, and to help audiences re-see their surroundings in new and unexpected ways. R/TI creates narrative art in rich conversation with a broad range of collaborators, from theater artists to scientists to rock bands to social workers to our neighbors down the street. We seek to create small, vibrant “companies” with every new project, peopled by individuals from diverse walks of life and realms of experience who are bound by the creative impulse driving each piece, or their stake in the story we are telling together.