Five people doing various production tasks work around a woman laying on a green cube in green room.

Mt. Rush

Elizabeth Orr
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8PM
Studio—1 Goodman

Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Orr presents a multimedia performance and her work-in-progress film Mt. Rush, a moving-image work that interprets the language and visuality of online political marketing and the alarmist fundraising strategies of contemporary American politics.

Mt. Rush tracks the day-to-day activities of a Mount Rushmore park ranger attempting to navigate an onslaught of interactive fundraising emails in the lead up to the presidential election. Presenting a fantastical, near-future narrative that combines animation and live-action, the performance utilizes video technologies to animate a fictional email interface reminiscent of the holographic voice- and gesture-controlled screens imagined by contemporary science fiction. Serving as both narrator and foil to the ranger, the emails perform the politics of emergency so pervasive in today's systems of governance.

Main Image: Production still from Mr. Rush (2015). Photo: Mick Bello / EMPAC.

Dates + Tickets

Work in Progress
Mt. Rush
Elizabeth Orr
Friday 30
8:00 PM
October 2015
Visual Art