Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lao Steampunk Sundays: Steampunk Haunted House New York

If it weren't for the ridiculous expense of traveling to and around New York, there's an interesting haunted house that uses a steampunk theme for the third year in a row this year. But, to be fair, the tickets run around $20 to $50 depending on when you go (or $10 for students who get lucky.)

Of course, it leads me to wonder what a Lao steampunk haunted house would look like, and back again to our classic discussions of what are the roots of horror to Lao and the most effective storytelling structures to present these concepts to various publics.


"Created by Bessie Award-winning artists of Third Rail Projects, the Steampunk Haunted House is an integration of contemporary installation, dance, and performance art, and is an accessible, fun, utterly breathtaking experience. Unlike traditional haunted houses that rely on gore or graphic violence to horrify their patrons, this event chills, delights, and terrifies its audience without showing a single drop of blood." 

The premise itself is one that should be of interest to many of our Lao american artists, given their current work in speculative literature and art, dance and performance, and should serve as positive encouragement to keep pursuing these visions and to find our own voices within the genre and aesthetic.

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