The One Obstruction Choreography: Samantha Johns & George McConnell Performance: Billy Mullaney
Sound: Soundtrack and Voice Over to The Perfect Human directed by Jorgen Leth. Music Composed by Henning Christianse. Edited by George McConnell.
Bios: Samantha Johns makes work based on her ability to understand what is needed in a given situation. She is beginning to understand her huge dependence on set systems. She comes from theatre and marching band and love. With other humans, she builds work that is often in response to theatre and marching band and love.
George McConnell is a performance practitioner/scholar who understands doing as thinking and thinking as doing. His research explores the creative link between stupidity as a mode of continuous thought and process-driven contemporary devised performance. He has a passing interest in marching bands, but feels pretty responsive to theatre and love.
Billy Mullaney executes performance both in the senses of choreography and sodium thiopental. He uses the ritualized space of performance as an organizational tool in attempts to think otherwise. He was the drum major in high school and considers theatre and love the same thing in the worst way possible. Notes : This piece, The One Obstruction, was collaboratively made by the three of them at the request of Mullaney who wanted Johns and McConnell to construct a solo movement self-portrait specific to him. They made one with him instead... No one is perfect.