Performance

The Super Defense Force vs the Titanno Beasts (The Fall of Skytopia)

Mark Stilwell "The Fall of Skytopia"

The Super Defense Force vs the Titanno Beasts (The Fall of Skytopia) Mark Stilwell "The Fall of Skytopia" | Events Calendar


Williamsburg

The Front Room Gallery | 147 Roebling Street

Curated by Kathleen Vance

The Super Defense Force vs the Titanno Beasts (The Fall of Skytopia) is part of an on going series of collaborative multimedia performances involving live experimental music, shadow puppets, and Japanese pop culture inspired giant monsters and robots doing battle amongst luxury condominium city sets. The narrative of the performance involves a a super squad of military robotic defenders that do battle against a global giant monster epidemic. Max Salvo, the supreme commander of the Super Defense Force and Kungra, the evil master mind of the Titanno Beasts make dueling television proclamations that drive the narratives but also hint at themes of apocalyptic anxieties, militarism, terrorism and expanding class disparities.

This performance series is conceived by Mark Stilwell, with themes developed by a team of collaborators, live music performed by Brian Olin, Kevin Kozak and Mark Gonzalez.

The performers and collaborators include:

John, Nicte-ha and JR Bernstein
Carlos Hernandez
Keith Gopie
Mark Gonzalez
Angleo Roldan
Chris Paisley
Ethan Crenson
Yoko Stilwell
Brian Olin
and Mark Stilwell