ACT I & II:
In this first episode, Celine creates the characters on the Sims4, and puts them in a house to begin their journey. Konstantin writes, Nina performs, and we watch Celine manage eight different characters all at once. Featuring conversations with Aleshea Harris and Jeremy O. Harris.
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THE SEAGULL ON THE SIMS 4
When it first premiered, The Seagull was a famous failure, the audience unfamiliar with ideas of subtext and subtlety that Chekhov was experimenting with and preferring the more conventional melodrama of the 19th century. It has gone on to become one of the most recognizable titles in Western drama.
Artist Celine Song (playwright of Endlings) attempts to reenact the classic text on 21st century videogame Sims 4 via Twitch. Join us for a durational installation art piece that explores the newly emerging popular form of live—and interactive—performance.
Cornel West clip courtesy of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, Episode 196.
Enjoy the performance!