Real message, fake man: Lars Jan + Early Morning Opera bring invented persona Paul Abacus to the Live Arts Exchange in LA

Lars Jan, TED Fellows Stage, TEDGlobal 2011, Edinburgh

Lars Jan, TED Fellows Stage, TEDGlobal 2011, Edinburgh

Meet Lars Jan; director, designer, writer, and media artist. He is the artistic director of Early Morning Opera, a multi-disciplinary art lab based in Los Angeles that specializes in live performance. Lars has made genre-bending artworks about TED talks, suicide bombers, Laika the Soviet space dog, land art, a downed fighter pilot, and the impossibility of outsiders ever knowing the relationship that two people have together.

Today, he’s working on ABACUS — which got rave reviews at Sundance — a baroque presentation delivered by invented public persona Paul Abacus about the future of national borders, the workings of contemporary persuasion, and our evolving relationship to the screens in our public and private spaces, not to mention our pockets.

Check out the preview below and get tickets here.

ABACUS (Sundance + Redcat version) Trailer from Lars Jan on Vimeo.

Performance dates at the Live Arts Exchange in LA & tickets:
Wednesday, 9/25: 7pm
Friday, 9/27: 7pm
Saturday, 9/28: 7pm
Sunday, 9/29: 4pm
Tuesday, 10/1: 7pm
Thursday, 10/3: 7pm