Gregory Barnett: Edenic Idyllic: I Can Take You To Heaven, Let Me Take You To Heaven

December 27–29, 2014 and January 1–3, 2015

4pm, 5pm & 6pm
Schkapf | 
Los Angeles Theatre and Performing Arts Incubator
6567 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038

All performances are free, by appointment.

Edenic Idyllic: I Can Take You To Heaven, Let Me Take You To Heaven gathers a small group of people in a state of creative suspension, as each awaits a private, one-on-one performance within a ritualized Technicolor realm, behind a closet door. Heavens are invoked, dances are shared and kindness is made manifest in an altar-like environment that reconfigures dollar-store finds and hand-made crafts into resonant geometric constellations. With Edenic Idyllic, Gregory Barnett launches a series of projects inspired by the teenage party game Seven Minutes in Heaven that explores the potential of intimate, co-imagined states of being.

Creation and Installation: Gregory Barnett
Performers: Gregory Barnett, with Diamondback Annie, Kate Gilbert

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Presented in partnership with Schkapf’s Artist-in-Residence program.

Made possible in part by generous support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.BWLogoLACAC

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Gregory Barnett creates signs, dances and altars, and believes he is better for it. He wants the things he creates to assure people they are not alone. He wants to further feelings of compassion and trust. He wants everyone to relax.

Gregory Barnett is an interdisciplinary performing and visual artist based in Los Angeles. His recent works include A Home For Wayward Satyrs, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, as part of Ann Magnuson’s One-Hour Bacchanal, and If This Were Any More Camp You Would Need A Tent / This Is What I Want / Our Technicolor Dream Dance, a VistaVision-inspired public use dreamscape at Human Resources.