WithÂ Say Something Bunny!, Alison S. M. Kobayashi and UnionDocs present an immersive and enthralling performance based on an amateur audio recording made over sixty years ago. The origin of this audio was a mystery. Two spools of thin steel wire were found tucked inside an obsolete sound device purchased by a collector at an estate sale. There were no labels; no dates, no names, and no context. Through her obsessive research and active imagination, along with hundreds of hours listening through, Kobayashi decodes the rich dialogue and discovers the detailed history of an unforgettable Jewish family from New York that bursts with humor, surprise and drama. The one-woman show annotates, illustrates, and reconstructs the scenes of the recording, while revealing the stranger-than-fiction biography of the eldest son, David, whose teenage impulse to capture the voices of his family is the reason why the recording exists. Using video, installation, performance and plentiful archival material, Kobayashi leads the audience through a close listening, spinning â€œa multigenerational yarn of Rothian heights.â€
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