July 01, 2009

HOT! Festival and New Museum Presents: Armen Ra ( THE DRAG ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS PRINCESS SORAYA) and Bora Yoon

Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m.

Location: New Museum Theater

Series: New Museum Presents

$12 Members, $15 General Public

HOT! Festival and New Museum Presents bring you an evening of music from the outer limits.

World-famous thereminist Armen Ra debuts METAL, a multimedia cycle of five arias selected from the repertoire of Maria Callas. Special guests narrate the content of the arias while the theremin voices the melodies, set against a backdrop of metallic black-and-white footage of Callas, projected in extreme slow motion so that every micro-expression in her face becomes apparent, simultaneously revealing a woman of great pride and profound vulnerability, creating a portrait that is both hauntingly mythological and painfully human.