The Future at the End of the World

December 2012
James Farley Post Office, New York, NY

To celebrate the conjunction of our 10th anniversary and the “end” of the Mayan calendar, Immediate Medium worked with guest curator Andrew Horwitz to select nine makers of dance, theater, performance, music and media to join us  in creating an immersive, interdisciplinary group performance called The Future at the End of the World in the largely abandoned offices of the James A. Farley Post Office in Midtown Manhattan. The Post Office, which stands at its own moment of transformation as it becomes a new transportation hub, served as the site and inspiration for ten simultaneous, site-specific micro-performances around the themes of time, space, fortunetelling, futurology, reincarnation, the last week of the world as we know it and the beginnings of new worlds to come.

Photos by Sarah Grace Holcomb.

Vanessa Anspaugh
The Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow + Sean McElroy)
The Bureau for the Future of Choreography
Blake Carrington
David Commander
David Conison + Co.
Immediate Medium
Ouroboros (Lisa Clair + Sergei Tcherepnin)
Rob Ramirez
Jillian Sweeney + Jeffrey Cranor

Max Dana
JJ Lind
Siobhan Towey