Michael Portnoy // 27 Gnosis

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Michael Portnoy // 27 Gnosis

Time: March 10, 2013 from 5pm to 10pm
Location: The Kitchen
Street: 512 W 19th Street
City/Town: Chelsea
Website or Map: http://www.thekitchen.org/eve…
Event Type: game show performance, documenta (13), challenge
Latest Activity: Feb 26, 2013

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3 performances this day!

5pm, 7pm, and 9pm.

Michael Portnoy presents a new staging of his destabilizing, combinatorial game show, 27 Gnosis, which premiered in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany this past summer. Under the instruction of the Rigid Designator, a limited group of players compete to develop a series of confounding propositions formed through the interplay of a set of 27 "gnoses," sculptural forms each representing a heuristic or conceptual tool for attaining experiential knowledge. The language system of the game borrows structurally from the ontologies of 17th Century taxonomic languages as well as elements of modern constructed languages such as Ithkuil, aUi, and Ygede. Unfolding unpredictably in a mixture of linguistic contortion, worldbuilding, and dance, the game fuses Portnoy's breed of Relational Stalinism with his background in experimental comedy.

Performers include Ieva Miseviciute and Michael Portnoy. Architecture byChristian Wassmann. Costumes by threeASFOUR. Scent by Nasomatto.

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