Amidst a cavalcade of cameras, sampled sound effects, voice modulators, action figures, and miniature worlds made out of cardboard, David Commander weaves three original stories of epic proportions. This is New Toy Theater, darkly humorous vignettes projected larger than life tell the stories of a plane crash in In Flight, massive food waste in Sacrament Burger, and the 1819 sinking of the whale ship Essex in Essex. Commander recontextualizes various toys of science fiction icons into profoundly dysfunctional characters living in tiny toy theater sets while he wrestles with juggling multiple tasks at once, presenting a chaotic performance alongside the spectacle of the projected image he creates.
Dixon Place (NYC)
Special Effects Festival, NYC