Photo by Megan Mayer
socktesting was created by Megan Mayer and Mark Abel Garcia and premiered at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis.
socktesting revolves around six characters who are slowly asphyxiated over four days. In knowing this they purposely deceive themselves by ritualizing a routine from the patterns of everyday life. Each character has a distinct movement quality.
Featuring performances by Jody Bee, Mimi Holland, Arnie Roos, Mats Sexton, Heather Stone and Samuel Van Wyk.
socktesting is produced by Gail Ottmar and features costumes by Louise Delfs, set and light concepts by J.J. Johnson and web animation/ viral marketing by Kari Jo Skogquist.
Listen to Marya Morstad's 5/29 "Art Matters" interview with Megan and Mark on the KFAI archives:
Read our article in The Bridge newspaper:
The Rake Magazine said "Somehow, creators Mark Abel Garcia and Megan Mayer — with the help of six very able actors — have pulled it off masterfully...they conduct the actors in a symphony of sound and movement...any work of art that makes me think this much (while remaining entertaining), I say, is a success."
Read Cristina Cordova's 6/6/08 review in The Rake:
Read Lighstey Darst's 6/9/08 review on mnartists.org:
I Could Not Stand Close Enough To You
We tried to throw the light
You might be expecting me...
Kevin Obsatz's The Gate to the Enclosure
Unfit (you cannot be serious)
Laurie Van Wieren's like a movie i saw once
Unfit (you cannot be serious)-courtside
Bathroom Dancing Project
Thorp Building Sink, Northeast Minneapolis
Karen Sherman's Tiny Town
Pulp Dances for RetroRama at Minnesota History Center
Shawn McConneloug's SHE Captains
Exactly where I'm supposed to be: This is how I dance at The Soap Factory
Charles Campbell's He Woke Up In A Strange Placed Called Home And Although Looking For Bed He Kept Finding Death Instead
Perro (otra vez)
Geoff Herbach interview with Megan Mayer 7-16-06
Busby Berkeley Nocturne