If you’ve ever stayed up past 1 a.m., you’ve likely caught a glimpse of a paid programming commercial where the simple, yet dramatized task of opening a pickle jar causes a flurry of anxiety and frustration. These actors who fumble with impossible bra straps and back-straining lightbulb changes are, in fact, just that. Paid actors — conduits of a distorted reality.
Terzieva recently teamed up with digital artist and filmmaker Tony Katai for a series of seven short films that correspond with the colors of the rainbow.
“We are modern day magicians who like to play with fire,” Terzieva says of her collaboration with Katai. “We give ourselves to the ceremony and learn from the ashes.”
The latest installment of one-night-only exhibitions, *Paid Actor will debut
“The two go hand in hand,” Terzieva says, “but you'd have to come to the show to find out how.”
The event takes place on Thursday, May 17 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Electric Studio; 51 Harper Ave., Detroit; 313-460-9949;electricstudio.us; Event is free.
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