The name of this piece comes from Gilbert Gottfried's infamous performance at a comedy roast in NYC shortly after 9/11. Gottfried took the stage launched into hyper-touchy territory by making jokes about planes flying into buildings. The audience was at first absolutely silent and then booed and then started screaming,
For this performance, I will buy a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at the start of the day and comb over the local police blotter looking at the crimes that happened yesterday. I will reenact these crimes with a small crew of performers in the actual spot that they occurred the day before.
The above piece is a sneak peek from Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's recent domestic trouble stemming from a mysterious pair of errant panites found by his ex-girlfriend.
Just for the record, at the time of this performance Sheriff Mirkarimi has not been convicted of a crime, he has been accused and the media treats it as if the judge's gavel has already fallen. This sensationalism and distortion of fact is the central point of this project. It seems absurd when played out with performers at the actual scene, but this is the process that actually occurs in our bias ridden minds every day. Absurd, slanted and beautiful in a refracted light, this is the bedrock which we call information and the news.