Automata Archives 2010
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Exhibit A
Written and directed by Susan Simpson

Exhibit A explores the overlapping worlds of science fiction fandom and nascent gay organizing in 1950's Los Angeles. touching on the utopian visions and language that fueled both sub-cultures. It draws its inspiration from the collections of Jim Kepner a man who was deeply immersed in both worlds. Exhibit A is a multimedia piece. Through the use of spy cams, dioramas and primitive green screen technology, actors enter miniature worlds and interact with their inhabitants.

Exhibit A: Phase 1
Created in collaboration with Monica Oller, Katie Shook and Tom Pejic, The Manual Archives, June 5-7, 2009

Exhibit A
Santa Barbara Forum for Contemporary Art February 4, 2010
Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA March 10, 2010
Links Hall, Banners and Cranks Festival, Chicago, IL May 7-9, 2010 (excerpt)

More info at http://www.susansimpson.info

Bride of Wildenstein
By Marsian DeLellis

Bride of Wildenstein is a solo performance that straddles puppetry and burlesque, in which an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband. (January 2010)

More info at http://www.marsiandelellis.com