Look Out Shithead

Look Out Shithead, Episode 3

June 17–26, 2022

La MaMa, NYC

Object Collection’s latest project is based upon legendary French film director Éric Rohmer’s “Comédies et Proverbes” — a cycle of six films from the 1980s about romantic love and navigating desire, independence, loneliness, and expectation. Re-igniting Object Collection’s signature maximalist aesthetic– bodies, projections, spoken language, written text, furniture, and sound collide into a kaleidoscopic surge of 21st century disembodied romance. Let’s talk about love, again, again, again, and again.

Following two filmed episodes that streamed in early 2021, Look Out Sh!^head Episode 3 will feature a cast of live actors maneuvering among unstable facades and hallucinatory projected bodies: 2D intimacy in a 3D milieu. The dizzying script derives from applying music-composition techniques to the original film scripts to create dialogue of bizarre innuendo and mysterious word formulae.

Made with the permission of the estate of Éric Rohmer, Look Out Shithead Episode 3 is simultaneously homage and extended fever-dream psychotrip.

June 17–20 (Friday and Saturday at 8:30pm; Sunday at 4pm; and Monday at 8:30pm) and June 23–26 (Thursday through Saturday 8:30pm and Sunday at 4pm) at La MaMa’s Downstairs Theater,

66 East 4th Street, in Manhattan. Tickets are $26 (general), $21 (students/seniors) and are available at www.lamama.org.

Directed by Kara Feely

Text and Music Composed by Travis Just

performed by Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Alessandro Magania, Daniel Allen Nelson, Nicolás Noreña, James Oldham, and Timothy Scott

Musicians John Hastings (processed piano) and Travis Just (woodwinds and computer).

Film performers: Elena Russo Arman, Francesco Gagliardi, Alenka Kraigher, Alessandra Novaga, and Fulya Peker

Scenic Design by Peiyi Wong

Lighting by Kate McGee

Film and Video by David Pym

Stage Manager Emily Bubeck

Assistant Director Britt Berke

Episode 3 was partially filmed by the actors in their homes in Istanbul, Ljubljana, London, Milan, Toronto, Pittsburgh, and New York City.

Look Out Sh!^head Episode 3 is co-produced by Collapsable Giraffe.

well-positioned to hit their prime in the realm of streaming productions...Object Collection have done convincingly well transforming black box theatres for their own cacophonous and claustrophobic productions, and seem well-suited to do the same within the rectangle of a computer screen.

Kurt Gottschalk The Wire

Stoned Soap Opera That Hints At Demonic Powers...roughage for the synapses

Helen Shaw New York Magazine/Vulture


Episode 2 (360 degree video)

Episode 1

OC interview

Object Collection’s programs made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Look Out Shithead is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council and The Mental Insight Foundation.