Jason Schuler is an interdisciplinary artist and performer. His most recent collaboration The Oracle: Iris Atalanta Lee, The Luddite Prophetess is a performance piece in the style of a museum exhibit. He is a recent graduate of the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA program at Brooklyn College. His thesis performance, Untitled Consciousness Project, invited visitors to participate in a series of eight installations surrounding a central meditative performance. The piece reverse-engineered an altered state of consciousness in audiences through sound/vibration, light and projection, and participatory live performance. Prior to this piece he worked with older artists from the Westbeth Residence designing Metaverses—an Augmented Reality tour for the Metropolitan Museum of Art—in conjunction with the Met Media Lab. His work has been presented at New York Theatre Workshop’s Fourth Street Theater, The Cherry Lane studio, The Lamb’s Theater, HERE Arts Center, Obie Award-Winning Little Theater at Tonic, PS122’s Avant-Garde-Arama, The Culture Project, Catch Series, and The Brick.
He was a participant in the Creative Capital Professional Development Program through The Field (2011). He directed Transatlantica by Kenneth Finkle for The Operating Theater (“… simply, the best show I’ve seen this year … A work of great artistic merit that is also fantastically entertaining.” – nytheater.com, 2010). He performed lectures/demonstrations on physics and metaphysics at Little Theater at Dixon Place, Open City Dialogues, and The Gershwin Hotel (2009-10). His play The Garden of Forked Tongues was listed in Paper’s “The Year according to PaperMag: Top Ten Downtown Theater Favorites” (2009). He has performed at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2009) and in the inaugural season at MASS MoCA. He was the co-writer for the paper “Toys and the Ethics of Technology,” delivered at the Yale Inter-disciplinary Bioethics Program Technology And Ethics Working Research Group (2003). He has over 25 years of professional experience building theatrical props and a variety of unusual objects. He is interested in performance involving the subconscious and conceptual ideas about hypnosis, and the borderline between technology and the supernatural.
Visit his website at: www.operatingtheater.org