Microscope is very pleased to welcome artists Daniella Dooling and Les LeVeque for the NYC premiere of their 2014 collaborative performance Room 10 Rants. In the piece, Dooling reads from her teenage drug diaries while Les LeVeque accompanies on an analogue video/audio synthesizer generating a psychedelic mix of body, words, colors and sounds.
At 14 years old, Daniella Dooling attempted to meticulously document her thoughts while experimenting with large doses of hallucinogenic drugs (primarily LSD). These drug diaries articulate her multiple transitions through stages of consciousness that reflect the anxieties, ecstasies and worldly revelations of a very stoned adolescent in 1981. Room 10 Rants is an exuberant, personal, often funny and hallucinatory 50-minute reenactment.