Past Performance
Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents

Temporary Distortion


N.Y. Premiere
Jan 12 - Feb 4, 2012

An intertextual assemblage, Newyorkland combines popular cop movies and TV police procedurals with first-person accounts from real-life police officers. Acclaimed director Kenneth Collins and prominent video artist William Cusick merge visual and performance art, documentary realism, cinéma vérité, and pure fiction as they follow four police officers struggling with the high costs of working within the demanding, dangerous, and secretive society of the NYPD.

Co-presented by BAC and Performance Space 122 as part of COIL 2012, an annual mid-winter festival of contemporary performance from across the US and around the globe.

Photos courtesy of the artist