Gavin Kroeber is an artist whose projects and writings poach from visual art, urban theory, and performance. He produces performance events and curatorial projects that are concerned broadly with cultural dynamics of power and in particular with their expression in the poetics of place. His current work is focused on the extreme urbanism of America's Western Sun Belt and redirective approaches to landscape. Recent and upcoming projects include At the Edge of Everything Else, a temporary interdisciplinary social space for artists, architects, and urbanists; the performance-lecture Verdant Cities: A Warning; and the two-day event Dwell in Other Futures: Art / Urbanism / Midwest. He is Artistic Director of the arts initiative New Cities, Future Ruins and half of the event-based collaborative Experience Economies (with Rebecca Uchill) and holds a Master of Design Studies in Art, Design, and the Public Domain from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Written with performance-maker and scholar Robert Quillen Camp, “Postshow Theater” opens with this question: “Why do experimental theater-makers persist in making 'shows'—rather than, say, encounters, parades, meals, businesses, vehicles, protests, games, or vacations?” Moving on from the opening provocation, the essay explores a number of theater artists flirting with formal transgression and proposes a conceptual framework for “postshow” theatrical practice. It was published in 2014 in Yale’s Theater as a preface to the “script” from After the Show (2013).