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Randy And Baranicci

La Mamelle

In contrast to The Remake, Randy And Baranicci’s enactment of As the World Burns is a tedious and cliché-ridden performance which offers little humor and even less insight (satiric or intellectual). Described as a drama in real time, these two Toronto-based artists have traveled throughout North America collaborating and extending their performance with the help of other artists.

The stage is set to resemble an apartment with the addition of three video monitors and a live cameraman who focuses on specific details during the performance. The action begins with the cameraman burning a globe, and the actors subsequently developing short scenes around daily life. Randy and Baranicci formulate an episodic structure which mimics the soap-opera motif without any sense of why this particular genre has become so popular. Unlike the tight, never-consummated bits of action that make up television

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