In the spirit of the RIDE (Risk/Dare/Experiment) series, Sachs and a small group of Pratt students will present Extra Long Twin, their original 15-minute live film-performance as a finale to the program. Expanding upon the theme of the bed in Sachs’ film Your Day Is My Night , Pratt art students will utilize the bed as a starting point for inquiry into the personal and collective experience of living in a New York City apartment or dormitory.
Whether you see Chinatown as a place or a state of mind, a purgatory or an oasis, a shrinking immigrant community or an expanding business district, its presence in our cinematic imagination is enormous.
In Your Day is My Night, my collective of Chinese living in New York City explores the history and meaning of “shiftbeds” through verité conversations, character-driven fictions and integrated movement pieces.
In “Your Day is My Night” a group of Chinese performers creates a dynamic live film performance that tells the collective story of Chinese immigration to New York City from the viewpoint of an older generation. On both stage and screen, the seven performers play themselves, all living together in a shift-bed apartment in the heart of Chinatown.