blackbirdonline journalSpring 2014  Vol. 13  No. 1

Performing The Prosthetics of Joy

New York artist George Ferrandi presents a March 21, 2014 live performance of The Prosthetics of Joy, a multi-media one-act play where the players, the set, and the costumes are indivisible. During the play, the artist reconstructs a specific photograph from the inside out. The photo is of forty or so children at a party dressed like serious adults—in little suits and fedoras—in the midst of a unanimous and literal jump for joy. The children from the photo are played by University of Alabama at Birmingham students, faculty and staff.  

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