Inspired by thrift store object displays and the set dressing of filmmaker Douglas Sirk, every frame in Painted Dreams aims to feel lush in domestic ooze, in the soft language of cultural objects. Disney figurines and Proctor&Gamble products (who originally fronted the cash for soap opera production) commingle, altering each other’s meanings, while the series' voiceover imagines what would happen if, instead of traveling the world, the narrator of Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil stayed home and watched All My Children.
8.3.18 / Brooklyn, NY / 201 Franklin St, Greenpoint
8.18.18 / Northampton, MA / APE Gallery
8.19.18 / Boston, MA / Spaceus
Painted Dreams, Season 2, Official Trailer
Painted Dreams, Season 2 Teaser
Painted Dreams, Season 2, Episode 1
mass market books
An interactive installation/performance that explores how gender and taste affect how and what we read. Functioning like a tarot reading, Gone converses with audience members and predicts their futures by reading them personalized excerpts from Danielle Steel and James Patterson novels. Individual & full group readings.
Itinerant Performance Festival / Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance / 5.22.18
Juniper Literary Festival / UMass-Amherst / 4.7.18
painted dreams, season 1
A darkly comic and empathetic queering of soap opera history that explores the cliches and contradictions of gender.
Painted Dreams takes its title from the first radio soap, which began its run in 1930. The project mixes tableau vivant & personal essay to consider the ongoing parallel world of feminist serials.
"A collection of prose pieces troubling the lines between audience and celebrity, where Jean-Claude Van Damme collides with Adorno and "the real" blurs into Kristen Stewart"
The Impersonators (Book Trailer)
America's Funniest Home Videos
Works for video. Installation.
Made in the month following the 2016 election, these videos & sets engage with the cruel joke of white nationalism and the consequences of institutionalized patriotism. A laugh riot!
Staten Island, NY
LUMEN8 Festival / 6.15-9.10.17
Queens Museum / Part of LiVEART.US / 2.26.17
Union Art Gallery / 2.6-2.17.17
Xfinity Theater, 'The Hat,' 2016.
Xfinity Theater, 'The Crowd,' 2016.
#the flag we love
For one year, Gone took a photo of every flag they saw - every ad, every mural, every t-shirt. Drawing on figures from Buzz Aldrin to Colin Kaepernick, the performance/installation collages recordings of national anthems, the children's book "The Flag We Love," and historical research to explore what is essentially America’s logo, in all its forms, examining how all of these nationalist reminders signify tentative community & aestheticize control.
The Today Show beams the news onto millions of screens every morning, delivered by its anchors, 'America's First Family.' In TODAY, that family falls apart: live, in a script that collages verbatim television segments with news articles, interviews, criticism, and dance sequences. News is vulnerable. News is human. News is theater.
Written & Directed by Patty Gone
Stella Corso as Ann Curry
Jonathan Volk as Matt Lauer
Laura Warman as Natalie Morales
Andy McAlpine as Al Roker
Ethan Kiermaier & Chelsea Hogue
Colonial Theatre, Made In The Berkshires Festival / 10.23.15
AS220 / 3.18-3.19.2016
New York, NY
Dixon Place / 4.2.16
APE Gallery / 4.7-4.9.2016
TODAY. performance sample, 2016.
TODAY: The Installation / APE Gallery 2016
FAST FIVE calls attention to the gap between blockbuster film and underground stage, between massive budget and zero budget. Using a script built from scripts, movie reviews, and found recordings, FAST FIVE relishes in chases, camp, and over-the-top fight scenes, while dropping the sexism, heteronormativity, and gear-head culture.
Written & Dir. by Patty Gone
Performed by CRVPT (Connecticut River Valley Poets' Theatre)
Ish Klein, Wilso Yerxa, Stella Corso, John Sieracki, Jonathan Volk, Casey Shanahan, Sara Beth McAlpine, Greg Purcell, Andy McAlpine, David Feinstein, Rachel Hinkel
Colleen Louise Barry
Jessica Bonzek, Ian Chase
Northampton Community Arts Trust / 9.26-9.27.2014, 1.23-1.24.2015