David Kirshoff. Postictal Paradise

19 Nov 2016 – 17 Dec 2016

Event times

November 19, 26
December 10, 17, 2016
8 Pm, Approx. 1.5 Hours

321 Gallery

New York
New York, United States


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321 Gallery is pleased to present four evening showings of Postictal Paradise, a performance by David Kirshoff revolving around his recently completed video trilogy All Shook Up.


As four nights of dinner theater, the exhibition is a multi-screen, multi-sensory mash: a cinematic experience, a swirling vaudeville swamp.

When the mind is serene, like an ancient and placid pond, the splash of a frog entering the water can reveal the way of the universe. Jarring reverberations induce renegotiation and deeper understanding. Three characters form a confederacy of dunces to usher the viewer on a journey through such disruption. One is an amphibious man. He’s a slippery gentle hop—an all-knowing dependable friend, a dancer type. There’s also a phony—a man who’s something of a has-been wannabe, a sloppy rocker, a relic, a greasy jukebox trickster tune just before last call. Stained belly, stray hairs. The third costar is grampa, the bedridden wisp of a downtown heartbreak. A wallowing story, a whip-cracking smell of the old days, inviting you to come along.

David Bernstein
Sudeep Chary
Patrick Mohundro
Tin Nguyen
Andrea Potter
Raine Trainor
Roxanne Yamins
Sarah Zapata

Please reserve a seat for a given date by emailing postictalparadise@gmail.com.
Seating is limited to twenty seats for each performance.

Exhibiting artists

David Kirshoff


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