Pattern Recognition has grown and developed from a brief conversation into a full-fledged scenario…in fact, into a whole play. You’ll find a sample of the new iteration here.
Pattern Recognition: The cognitive process that matches information from a new sensory input with information retrieved from memory, to form a familiar image or pattern.
When this system misfires it results in a phenomenon known as Apophenia, which is the mind’s tendency to find meaningful patterns in random or meaningless information.
Julie Marino, New York, March 2017
Projected image: a large room in a once-elegant but now run-down chateau. The old wallpaper is faded and peeling in places. Dusty portraits hang on the walls. A simple frame to one side indicates a pair of french windows. A small antique-looking desk/table stands to one side. Damien enters warily. He looks slowly around, searching.
To find out what happens next, find your way to the first public reading of Pattern Recognition on Monday, March 20th at 7pm, at the A.R.T./New York Spaces at 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor. It’s free!
SHE walks onto a dark, seemingly bare stage. Light up around her, just barely. Until the very end, SHE and HE never look at or talk to each other. They tell their individual stories to the audience. They come within inches of each other, may even touch or even use the other person as a prop, but never look directly at each other
To see how these two charmers get on, you can witness their own Beckett dystopia at the first public reading of Pattern Recognition on Monday, March 20th at 7pm, at the A.R.T./New York Spaces at 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor. It’s free!
We hear the waves whoosh gently at the shoreline, the occasional gull screeching, and then, a loud beer burp.
The image on the drop is a sandy beach, a dune, clear afternoon sky dotted with a few puffy clouds above.
ONE and TWO are sitting on beach chairs, gazing off towards (presumably) the water and the horizon. A small cooler sits on the sand between them.
TWO reaches down and pulls a beer from the cooler. He opens it and removes two bottles of beer. He hands one to TWO. They both open the bottles and drink in silence. ONE stands up, looks around.
I’ll say! To find out just how close these dudes get to infinity, come to the first public reading of Pattern Recognition on Monday, March 20th at 7pm, at the A.R.T./New York Spaces at 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor. Free, like free spirit!
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