This is a Test of the Internal Emergency Broadcast System

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Date start 06.21.18
Date end 06.29.18
Admission Free
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06.28.18 Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend by Wayne Alan Brenner (Austin Chronicle)

One woman multimedia performance and art show featuring animatronic sculptures, projection, paintings, music, and movement.

In This is a Test of the Internal Emergency Broadcast System, an artist disguised in a bird-like costume guides viewers through an immersive installation consisting of video projection, diary sketches, and interactive mechanical dolls. The piece is meant to explore the mechanized nature of human life and a state of perpetual unrest, all the while poking fun at our fascination with the dark and animalistic parts of the human psyche. The show borrows its title from a poem by Lisa Olstein.

Closing Reception: June 29th, 7-9 pm. Performance at 7:30 pm. FREE. Special guests: Anya and Katya

Additional performances: June 22-23 at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30 pm). June 24 at 5:00 pm (doors open at 4:30 pm).


Performance duration: 10 minutes
Performance, costume and animation by Yuliya Lanina
Original music: Vladimir Rannev (
Poems: Lisa Olstein ( and Cecily Parks (
Technical development of mechanical sculptures: Theodore Johnson (
Choreography consultant Andrea Ariel (

On June 21-24 the performances will be followed by Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre ( performance Locked-in. For more info about Locked-in, and tickets visit

The project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Women and Their Works, BASBOSS, and Museum of Human Achievement.

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