People of Splurge Land: JD Banke Mar 31, 2015
Anna Waller on Michelle Ellsworth's Clytigation #3 at Seattle Dances:
At a career training workshop I attended with Michelle Ellsworth a year ago she was questioning the need for publicity in general, stating that she really might prefer a bovine audience to a human one, and why can't she just make an arrangement with a farmer, have him bring the cows, and do it in a field. She seemed serious. Really.
Ok. I'm typing this on my phone, which seems appropriate in some technological invasion spewing of words sort of way. I've also decided to not delete anything that I've already typed.
So remember when Michelle Ellsworth essentially built her own Internet in her last OtB performance, Phone Homer? Well now, she has created an Arcade. And yes, you can play in it.
I love Michelle Ellsworth's previous OtB performance Phone Homer and I've watched the OtB.tv version a number of times since and recommend it as a good way to get your art feet wet, so I had high expectations going into Clytigation #3.
Michelle Ellsworth was singled out by The New York Times as one of the stand-out performers in 2014's American Realness Festival: