Artists York Chang and Daniel R. Small perform a streaming radio play that takes the form of a series of phone interviews with a molecular biologist who found himself marooned in an airplane for 12 days at the onset of the pandemic. Chang has always been interested the falsified archive format, with previous works finding innovative ways to insert counterfactualism into codified histories in the most cheeky and disarming ways — often through their believability reaching profound levels of obscure truth. Now this performance encapsulates and distills the stages of grief and the inflections of fear, confusion, dark humor and emotional limbo we have all since come to know only too well.
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