Collaborations with Rebecca Patek
The Future Was Looking Better In The Past, 2015
L.A. Dierker’s collaborations with Rebecca Patek span a period of over fifteen years. Premieres and performance venues have included the Mulberry Street Theater, The Chocolate Factory, The Kitchen and MoMA in NYC and the Fringe Festival in Philadelphia. They also were honored as Artists in Residence at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire.
Below is a video excerpt of The Future Was Looking Better In The Past: My Family Herstory:Or from religious persecution to american greed to murderous infamy to denial, repression and the slow dissolution into moral confusion, financial ruin and karmic retribution. The piece was co-commissioned and presented with Abrons Arts Center at The Chocolate Factory.
The Future Was Looking Better In The Past invokes the story of Leopold and Loeb to hold a mirror to her own “crimes” and investigate a personal history involving familial guilt, tainted blood, and bad karma. Music and sound design by L.A. Dierker can be heard in its entirety here: