I’VE GOT A MIND OF MY OWN
Performance by Zach Kleyn
6pm – exclusive performance
7-10pm – additional performance elements throughout the evening
Part ventriloquist vaudeville, part Christian story-hour, part musical, and part purification ritual, I’ve Got a Mind of My Own is a performance by Zach Kleyn that returns to a personal religious history in order to better understand (and complicate) the ways in which ideology permeates subjectivity. Sprouting from a previous project involving the creation of a fictitious twin brother, the performance uses a life-size doppelgänger ventriloquist puppet as a surrogate for the artist as he unearths the latent residue of growing up in a fundamentalist family. Entertaining and disturbing in equal measure, A Mind of My Own is an expressive musical journey that is generated live by the artist looping and layering his voice in ways that are inspired by the language and worship of his religious upbringing, and the portrayal of ‘demonic possession’ in popular culture.