Tweezer Burn

February 2020

Presented at Du Nord Craft Spirits, Minneapolis, MN

Created and directed by Eric Larson
Created with and featuring Neva Dalager, Leif Hove, Jo Kellen
Lighting by Valerie Oliveiro
Set by Max Hoaglund
Costumes by Eric Larson
Produced by Eben Kowler
Art donations managed by Zoe Cinel
Advisory Committee: Lisa Channer, Samantha Johns, Meena Mangalvedhekar, Talvin Wilks
Promotional photography by Valerie Oliveiro

Video documentation by Kevin Obsatz and Peter Sherno
Fiscally sponsored by Skewed Visions

Act 2 visual art created and donated by Preston Drum, Nancy Julia Hicks, Hallie Bahn, Emma Beatrez, Brian Hart, Shirin Ghoraishi, Heather Lamanno, Lee Noble, Nora Speakerman, Zoe Cinel, Jamie Kubat, Max Hoaglund, and Heather McKenzie.

Work-in-progress showings of Tweezer Burn were presented at Fresh Oysters Performance Research and Good Night at the Southern Theater.

Inspired by the scientific-artistic discipline of visual art conservation, Tweezer Burn asked, “what should we take with us and what should we leave behind? Where do we store the crumbs? What are we faking and how can we fake it even harder?” While looking at the decade ahead with excitement, dread, and possibility, the performers introduced the audience to a strange array of hand tools and dissected, combined, and remixed visual art donated by local artists.

This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

© 2018-19 Eric Larson

Photo by Zoe Cinel