2017

Character Assassination

 

2016

Relational Stalinism - The Musical

 

2014

100 Beautiful Jokes

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2013

THRILLOCHROMES

 

2012

27 Gnosis

100 Big Entrances

XI Baltic Triennial

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2011

Script Oppostion in Late-Model
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2010

Google Office 0.2

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Taipei Women’s Experimental
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FRAN SPAFA FEDA

 

2009

Dr. Portnoy

Human Intwist Group

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2008

CASINO ILINX

FILZZUNGEUNGEWISS

 

2007

WANDBISS

 

2006

... Obdurance Art ...

C.O.T.E.(Complication of the Everyday)

The K Sound

 

 

Character Assassination, 2017

Commissioned by Akademie der Künste der Welte

Cologne, Germany

 

Filmed live at Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz, 18 April 2017

 

Review: Jennifer Krasinski,  Absolute Fabulist, Artforum, May 2017

 

Performance and 60 min video

 

Character Assassination is a TV show in which YOU, the audience, are hoisted and smeared by the fumes from your own data trails. Welcome to the hazy, new world of alternate facts and hybrid media wars, where anybody can be hacked, any source can be tainted. It doesn’t matter what you say or think – what matters is how it all looks in a certain yellow light. All your social network friends and followers are in on the conspiracy, everybody is guilty and there is no definitive proof of innocence, unless you’re made of Teflon. But Teflon is made of carbon and fluorine, which is also yellow. Taking the form of a satirical TV news program, and mixing muckraking, muckfarming, and good old-fashioned mucking about, the show refracts the base, authoritarian tactics of eroding democracies, and skewers the post-fact quicksand we’re presently drowning in. If the real self has been overwritten by the fake self, then why not treat the fake self as a speculative fiction with twenty different heads, each trying to outdo the other?

 

Concept and direction: Michael Portnoy

Writing by Dan Fox and Michael Portnoy

 

Music by Pete Drungle

Dancers: Ayberk Essen and Marje Hirvonen

Warm-up act: Janina Warnk