(ALERT: the reviewer participated in and coordinated this event, therefore he has special insights and vested interests.)
“Ergonomics of Futility” provided a platform for dissension in trust and a spectacle of absurdity based on the most serious of problems: economic disparity and corporate hierarchy. Thomas and Joglekar developed the one-night-only performance at a temporary venue in South Dallas. The event was reminiscent of Gilliam’s “Brazil” as the bizarre, systematic actions undertaken by the performers produced a cyclic system devoid of tangible benefit… except for the possibility of offsetting inflation one dollar at a time.
“Ergonomics” functioned as a reflexive, anarchistic critique utilizing humanization to explore the folly of our current economic system. In setting paradox against contradiction the event proposed that our actions within the corporate system are unquestioningly destructive, not only of value but of our humanity.
~ Ryder Richards