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    (for the purpose of catching ourselves in the act of being the most)

    Presented by at Adams Pool Theatre

    January 19 - January 20, 2012


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    (for the purpose of catching ourselves in the act of being the most)

    A two-day, uninterrupted performance installation masquerading as a world record attempt.

    The Generalist will be staging the longest phone conversation between two people as both a performance art installation and a world record attempt scrutinized by Guinness World Records.

    This project maps one absurd, hilarious, commercial institution (super-low art) onto another (super-high art) in playing by both of their rules...

    A two-day, uninterrupted performance installation masquerading as a world record attempt.

    The Generalist will be staging the longest phone conversation between two people as both a performance art installation and a world record attempt scrutinized by Guinness World Records.

    This project maps one absurd, hilarious, commercial institution (super-low art) onto another (super-high art) in playing by both of their rules at once. The project explores the irony of exhibiting interactions that are by definition private in an exposed, public setting.

    Drop in and out of the Adams Pool Theater (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.371557,-71.116422&num=1&t=h&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&ll=42.37164,-71.116479&spn=0.000671,0.001117&z=20) on January 19th & 20th to watch two people -- and a discourse -- deteriorate intellectually, emotionally, and physically, over the course of at least 43 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds.

    The public is warmly invited to participate in the performance. Come and go as you please. Congregate. Pinch us to make sure you’re alive, pour ice down our shirts. Be creative. You’re not coming to watch. You’re coming to play.

    The Generalist is an art collective that produces playful, socially motivated installations and interventions using the Harvard community as our medium.

    Not able to make the performance? Follow the event online:

    Eric's Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aworldrecordattempt
    Avery's Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aworldrecordattempt2
    http://twitter.com/#!/hgeneralist
    http://hgeneralist.tumblr.com/
    http://forthepurposeofcatchingourselvesintheactofbeingthemost.com/

    Sponsored in part by Pingo.com.


    Adams Pool Theatre

    26 Plympton St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Free


    General Day and Time Info:

    12:01am on Thursday, 1/19, through at least 7 pm on Friday, 1/20.


    phone: 9729742440


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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